Soccer-W vs. Florida Southern
Women’s Soccer Draws with Mocs in Marathon Match
Modified Oct 06, 2012 08:42 PM
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Battling through two lighting delays totaling two hours and 15 minutes, Lynn University’s women’s drew to a 1-1 tie with Florida Southern on Saturday afternoon. Kirstie Schults recorded her team-best sixth goal of the season while Kelsey Butler stopped six shots. The Fighting Knights move to 3-6-2 overall and 3-3-1 in the Sunshine State Conference.
Pressed by Florida Southern (3-5-2, 1-1-1 SSC) in the early-goings, the Blue & White used a counter attack in the ninth minute to put a scare in the Mocs. Lauren Handley slipped in a pass to the left center of the box and Schults beat her defender and ripped a shot that nicked off the right post.
That tandem would connect a minute later off a corner kick at the right flag. Handley sent in an outward swinging cross to the right post where Schults was able to flick a ball past Mocassins keeper Erin Moseley.
Lynn took a 1-0 lead into the half but Florida Southern capitalized on loose defensive play 1:13 into the second period to knot the game at one. Caroline Evers was given a five-yard cushion near the top-left corner of the box and was able to score off a shot over Butler’s head.
The Fighting Knights had a chance to win the match in the final moments but Moseley turned away a point blank shot by Tatiana Penagos to send the game into overtime. Florida Southern managed two shots in the first OT while Lynn had three shots on target in the final overtime.
Florida Southern held a slight edge in shots, 25-21, and corner kicks, 7-5. Moseley finished with nine saves and Butler six.
The Blue & White returns to the field on Saturday, October 13, at 1 p.m. when they travel to Melbourne, Fla., to battle Florida Tech. Fans can catch all of the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow @LUKnights on Twitter and Instagram.