Sailfish and Dust Devils Finish in a Scoreless Tie Amidst Soggy Conditions
September 26, 2011
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- After rain had fallen consistently over the past few days in Palm Beach County the Sailfish women’s soccer team played host to Texas A&M-International University for a rare Monday morning contest at Magic Jack Field. The playing surface would hold up however neither team would surrender a goal between 90 minutes of regulation and two ten minute overtime periods.
The tie leaves PBA with a 4-3-1 record on the season while TAMIU is now 1-6-1 on the season after their two match swing through South Florida. The Dest Devils also played Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida this past weekend.
The Sailfish produced some early scoring opportunities against TAMIU goalkeeper Noemi Salazar however all scoring chances would be stopped short through the first few minutes of the contest.
From that point the momentum would swing toward the Maroon-clad Dust Devils as they finished with 21 shots compared to 12 by the Fish.
Sophomore goalkeeper Allison Fox, the reigning NCCAA National Player of the Week, made a number of key saves including two outstanding efforts during the overtime period to preserve the tie as each time the TAMIU strikers attempted to put home a golden goal Fox turned them away by stretching out and punching out the attempted shot.
Fox finished with nine saves for the match while Salazar countered with three saves in goal for the Dust Devils.
The Sailfish will hit the road on Thursday, September 29th at 4 pm to take on Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida for their next match.