Sailfish Efforts Slowed by Strong Performance by Valdosta State
October 14, 2011
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
VALDOSTA, Ga.- Traveling across state lines into Georgia, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team hit the road on Saturday night to take on Valdosta State University for the first time. The VSU offense would pepper the PBA defense with 19 shots in the contest as they road those opportunities to a 3-0 victory over the Fish.
Now 10-3 on the season, Valdosta State grabbed two goals in the first-half twenty minutes apart and then added a third goal midway through the second-half for good measure as the Fish dropped to 5-7-1 on the season.
PBA goalkeeper Allison Fox was busy throughout the night as she tallied 12 saves against the three goals allowed.
Margaret Stauffer began the scoring for VSU in the 20th minute of the contest by receiving a through ball from teammate Blakely McClellan to give the Blazers a 1-0 lead.
VSU tallied another on Morgan Cutts third goal of the season in the 40th minute when she scored unassisted to give her team a more comfortable advantage.
Kaly Lentz added a penalty kick goal in the 68th minute to finish off PBA’s hopes at a potential second-half run as the Blazers earned the win in the first-ever meeting between the two squads.
The Fish will return to action on Wednesday, October 19th as they will host Flagler College for the first of their final two home games of the season this week. The Sailfish and Saints will square off at 3:30 pm at Magic Jack Field.