A Goal in Each Half Stands Up as Lynn University Shuts Out Sailfish
September 29, 2011
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
BOCA RATON, Fla.- Making the short drive down Interstate-95 to Boca Raton on Thursday afternoon, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team allowed a goal in each half against Lynn University as the Fighting Knights prevailed 2-0 over the Sailfish. The Knights posted 22 shots on the day as PBA goalkeeper Allison Fox finished with eight saves in defeat.
The Knights (6-1-1) defense would be the story on a hot and muggy day at the McCusker Sports Complex between the two Palm Beach County rivals as they would hand the Sailfish their second shutout in as many games after settling for a 0-0 tie against Texas A&M-International University on Monday afternoon.
LU’s stout defensive presence allowed two shots by PBA in the first-half before keeping the Sailfish dry on the shots count in the second 45 minutes of play while the home-standing Knights put up 11 shots in each half.
Up until the final few minutes however the Sailfish (5-5-1) would have a possibility to tie the score at one goal apiece as LU despite their shot disparity led 1-0 following a Scout Stowe first-half score in the 25th minute.
With the Fish trying for one last final attempt at an equalizer, the Knights would take advantage as Melissa Ortiz took a pass from Kirstie Schults at the top of the box and then connected on a shot to the upper-right of the goal for a back-breaking 2-0 lead in the 88th minute.
Meghan Dolan earned the shutout in goal for Lynn as she withstood the final PBA charge as we all the Fish attempting five corner kick tries, including four in the second-half.
With the regular season now half-way complete and the Fish standing at 5-5-1 they will now hope to get their momentum back moving in the right direction as they will host Nova Southeastern University and Barry University in consecutive home matches over the next few weeks.