Sailfish Put on Dominating Performance at Home Versus Chowan
October 23, 2010
Written By: Lindsay Oren, Sports Information Graduate Assistant
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- After a series of road games with top-ranked Sunshine State opponents, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team returned home to take on NCAA II and fellow NCCAA south region rival Chowan University. Scoring early and often, the Sailfish shutout the Hawks in a 5-0 battle at Magic Jack field.
The pesky offensive third of the Sailfish kept CU goalkeeper Kristy Brown busy all afternoon as they recorded a season high 47 shots, 15 of which were on goal. Brown recorded an additional 10 saves on the day in 90 minutes for the Hawks.
PBA got on board early when sophomore Gabby Lopez centered a perfect through ball to the feet of a charging Jennie Weil. The sophomore quickly placed her fourth goal of the season into the far left corner, giving the Fish an early 1-0 advantage in the 12th minute.
As the Sailfish continued to pack in the box, freshman Andrea Jefferson collected a loose ball from teammate Lopez’ deflected shot, blasting goal number two of the game into the upright during the 19th minute. PBA concluded the first period outshooting the Hawks by a margin of 28-0.
Maintaining the same momentum from the first half, the Fish went back to work in the second period, tallying their third goal of the game in the 64th minute of action when sophomore Ashley Shoaf bent an unreachable ball in the far upper right corner of the net from just outside the box.
In a similar fashion, freshman Shelby Wells registered her first goal of the season during the 82nd mark after being left wide open on the far right corner of the box. Her blast found the opposite corner as that of Shoaf, giving the PBA a 4-0 lead.
The Fish would collect one more goal before the final whistle as Shoaf set up senior Angelica Torres with a cross just beyond the 18’, of which Torres quickly netted to the near post for the final score of the match.
“It was a good performance today. I think we did well against a pesky Chowan team that did a good job defending our chances. We spoke about the need to be patient and use the lines to get past a tough back line, and we did a pretty good job at finding the back of the net,” commented head coach James Kryger.
Freshman goalkeeper Allison Fox earned her 5th shutout of the season in 90 minutes of play in the net for the Fish. Along with Shoaf, who also played all 90 minutes, fellow defenders Courtney Calhoun, Alex Regin, Liz Lopez, and Alyssa DeMonte stifled any and all of the offensive pushes from Chowan’s end, not allowing one shot on the day.
The Sailfish will be back in action next Tuesday, October 26th as they take on the Panthers of Florida Tech from a rescheduled match back in September. That match will take place in Melbourne, Florida at 4 pm.
On the game ahead, Kryger anticipates the challenge with their SSC opponent. “We come back together next week to play a tough FIT side that will be a good display of our ability against the nation’s best.”