Sailfish Respond Nicely With Easy Win Over Ouachita Baptist
September 6, 2010
Written By: Lindsay Oren, Sports Information Graduate Assistant
ARKADELPHIA, Ark.- After a tough loss during their season opener at Harding University, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team (1-1) bounced right back with a 3-0 victory over Ouachita Baptist University, wrapping up their series of road games in Arkansas.
Head coach James Kryger was quite pleased with his young team’s efforts over the holiday weekend. “The ladies responded to a tough loss two nights ago by playing well again, creating good offensive chances and finishing on them tonight. We could have scored five goals against Harding, but that’s soccer for you. It was a great effort on all fronts,” continued Kryger.
The Fish were quick out the gate as sophomore Ashley Shoaf’s corner kick found an open Angie Kuhn, the senior leading-scorer for the past two seasons. Her quick touch to the back of the net gave the Blue and White their first goal of the game in the sixth minute.
Both teams registered very few shots during the first half of play, but PBA connected once more during the 40th minute after Jennie Weil found an outside Kuhn who set up Shoaf for an easy goal from the top of the 18.
Maintaining a 2-0 lead entering the second period, the Sailfish defense stifled the play of OBU by allowing only six shots, three of which were on goal. PBA put the Tigers away in the 85th minute when junior transfer Katie Runyon recorded her first career goal in a Sailfish uniform off of the dual assist from Kuhn and midfielder Andrea Jefferson. Runyon’s shot from the top of the box secured the 3-0 Labor Day victory.
Starting and playing all 90 minutes in goal for the Fish was freshman Allison Fox, whose four saves on the day earned the young keeper her first career shutout.
The Sailfish will return to West Palm Beach and have a few days off before their home opener on Friday, September 10th against Florida Memorial. That game is set to take place at 7 pm.