LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College women's soccer dropped it's Sunshine State Conference home opener to No. 23 Rollins in overtime. The Mocs (3-4, 0-2 SSC) held a nationally ranked team scoreless for 94 minutes before the Tars (4-2, 1-0) fired home a penalty shot for the game-winner.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- In the fourth minute, Madison Hald had the first shot of the match as she put one out right of the goal. Jenny Staten made her first save of the night as she stopped a shot off the foot of Rollins' Hannah Menard. Staten would make another pair of saves in a four-minute span to keep the match in a scoreless tie. Senior Caitlin Quaempts would record a pair of shots in the final ten minutes of the first half, the second was right at a diving Rollins keeper. The two teams would head to the halftime break in a scoreless tie.
- The Tars would come out of the break swinging as they recorded a pair of shots in the first 15 minutes but Staten was right there to keep it a scoreless tie. In the 66th minute, Courtney Chomko had the Mocs first attempt of the second half at ending the scoreless tie and just missed as she put a ball over the top left. Cali Larson took a ball deep into the attacking zone and fired off a shot that hit the left pipe in the 69th minute. With 47 seconds remaining in regulation, Rollins Kathryn O'Brien took a shot that went far off target.
- Both teams had quality chances to end the match in the extra time. In a 30 second span, both Chomko and a fresh Amy Volk made attempts at ending it but both were denied by the Menard. Rollins would move the ball down to the other end of the field and the Mocs would get called for a foul at the top of the box to give the Tars a penalty kick. Rollins head coach would tab Bailey Tran to take the kick and she put it in the bottom left of the goal just past a diving Staten to give the Tars the victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Staten made matched a career-high in saves as she made five on the night.
- Florida Southern was outshot 9-7. Rollins led the match with nine corner kicks to the Mocs four.
- The Moccasins are now 2-30 all-time against Rollins, including a 1-11 mark in Lakeland.
Florida Southern hosts Nova Southeastern (Sept. 28) to close out the first month of the season. October will start with a pair of road matches at Lynn (Oct. 5) and Tampa (Oct. 9). The Mocs will return to Moccasin Field for their final three regular-season home matches beginning with Florida Tech (Oct. 12).