Sailfish Offense Explodes in Road Win at Ave Maria

Written By: Lindsay Oren, Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Box Score

AVE MARIA, Fla.- Coming off of a tough loss at Barry University the night before, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team showed no difficulty in getting back to an offensive rhythm  and an overall solid team performance as they cruised to an easy 6-0 road victory over the likes of Ave Maria University this afternoon. “A great change of focus from last night along with working on mistakes that we talked about yesterday made today a good team win,” reflected head coach James Kryger.

Behind the offensive play of Angie Kuhn and Alivia McDaniel, who both registered a pair of goals on the night, PBA rattled off three goals from 17 shots in the first period of play only to match that many in the second half when they registered 14 more blasts.

Ashley Shoaf, a sophomore midfielder from Norfolk, Virginia, got things started in the 26th minute of action. After McDaniel, a fellow sophomore, set up a perfect through ball to a charging Shoaf, her quick touch laced the back of the net, giving the Fish a 1-0 advantage.

Two different Sailfish teamed up for the next goal when newcomer Katie Runyon’s corner kick found the head of an open Kuhn in the box during the 37th minute. Runyon assisted once again in the final minute of the period when McDaniel headed in her cross, tallying the score at 3-0 and giving McDaniel her first goal of the season.

PBA continued to push in the forefront as McDaniel posted her second goal on the night in the 48th minute of play after rebounding the deflected shot from Kuhn. Not even 10 minutes later, Kuhn tallied her second goal of the game on the assisted through ball from Shoaf.

Registering her first career goal as a Sailfish, midfielder Andrea Jefferson got in the books during the 87th minute thanks to a perfect through ball from sophomore Jennie Weil. Her notch closed out a dominating 6-0 offensive performance by the Blue and White.

The defensive efforts of the Sailfish stifled all opportunities for the Gyrenes. Kryger was quite pleased with the protective performance from his defense. “Our defenders responded very well by quieting any activity in the backfield. I am very happy with their execution tonight.”

A balanced effort from all sides, the Sailfish (3-2) carry the momentum of today’s positive outcome throughout the rest of this week in preparation for their next matchup with the visiting Tritons of Eckerd College. That home game is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 18 with game time and location details to be set later this week. Stay tuned to our website for statistics from tonight’s game along with further information regarding Saturday’s home game.

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