Women's Soccer Closes Out Season in Loss at West Florida

Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications

Michele Kappas (Pictured) Played Her Final Collegiate Soccer Match Alongside Fellow Seniors Katie Runyon and Alyssa DeMonte on Monday Afternoon at West Florida. Kappas Collected the Team's Only Goal in a 4-1 Loss to the Argos. Photo Courtesy of: LoriMichele Kappas (Pictured) Played Her Final Collegiate Soccer Match Alongside Fellow Seniors Katie Runyon and Alyssa DeMonte on Monday Afternoon at West Florida. Kappas Collected the Team's Only Goal in a 4-1 Loss to the Argos. Photo Courtesy of: Lori

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PENSACOLA, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team closed out their 2011 season on Monday afternoon by completing a two-game swing through the Southeast as the team finished with a match against the University of West Florida. After a 2-1 win on Saturday against the University of West Alabama, the Sailfish wouldn’t be quite as fortunate against the perennially strong Argonauts as UWF took the match by a 4-1 final score.

The Argos (12-3-2) would tally three first-half goals, all within a 16-minute span as they sunk the Sailfish attempt at a winning season as the squad fell to 7-8-1 on the year.

Jordan Stone nearly registered the first score for UWF when her shot clanked off the crossbar only to see teammate Tina Murray collect the rebound and the follow up goal in the 14th minute to put the Argos in front by a 1-0 score early on.

Stone would get her own goal however via penalty kick in the 20th minute of the contest as she registered her sixth score of the season for a 2-0 Argos lead midway through the first-half.

West Florida would make it 3-0 ten minutes following Stone’s p.k. on a Kelly Andres’ header that featured a double-assist on a give-and-go inside the box from Monica Malavassi and Aveann Douglas.

The Sailfish would not go into halftime empty handed however as senior Michele Kappas delivered her final score of her four-year career when she took a PBA penalty kick two-and-a-half minutes before intermission as that cut into the home-team lead at 3-1.

Although they would pressure their opponent in hopes of a second-half rally it would turn out not to be when Courtney Mincy collected the only score of the half on a goalkeeper deflection that found her foot and then neatly chipped the ball over for a 4-1 final tally.

Allison Fox made her 37th straight start in goal for the Sailfish and finished with seven saves as the Argos outshot the Fish by a 21-3 final count including 13-1 in the first-half.


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