PBA Continues Victory March in South Carolina
September 1, 2007
Tigerville, S.C.- After flooding and lightning put an end to the first half of their Carolina road trip on Friday, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team stormed back on Saturday to defeat North Greenville University by a score of 5-1.
After the washout of their scheduled game with Brevard College on Friday afternoon, the Sailfish looked to return home with a victory on Saturday against a tough North Greenville squad on Saturday afternoon. The PBA squad, led by head coach Dwayne Whiteheart, responded well after a slow start to take the match with relative ease.
Brandi Bianco (Palm Harbor, Fla./Tarpon Springs HS) continued her early-season dominance as she added two more goals against the Crusaders after posting two scores and an assist in PBA’s season-opening win over St. Thomas University last Thursday. Only a junior, Bianco continues her ascension through the PBA record books with 43 career goals.
Also chipping in goals against NGU were sophomore’s Lindsey Bates (Lakeland, Fla./Calvary Baptist Academy) and Caitlin Ross (Neptune Beach, Fla./Fletcher HS) along with talented freshman Angie Kuhn.
A product of Bishop Verot High School in North Fort Myers, Florida, Kuhn is quickly establishing herself as dangerous scoring weapon for the Fish. In addition to her goal scoring ability, Kuhn has proven capable of her distributing abilities by adding another assist against the Crusaders. Kuhn matched her scoring line of one goal and one assist from her collegiate debut against St. Thomas University a week ago.
Jessica Rodriguez (West Palm Beach, Fla./Palm Beach Central HS) also tacked on an assist in the PBA victory.
“It took us awhile to get going offensively but we continued to work hard,” said Whiteheart after the victory. “I was proud of the way the girl’s were able to create scoring opportunities and I thought we really finished well,” continued the Sailfish head coach.
After back-to-back games that were started but not finished due to lightening, last week against Northwood University and on Friday against Brevard College, the Sailfish were not only pleased with the victory over North Greenville but most importantly the chance to play.
The PBA men’s soccer team is slated to play against North Greenville University at 4:00 p.m. today. The Sailfish women’s team once again has a nice-layoff before their next game as they will travel to Eckerd College on Friday, September 7th in St. Petersburg, Florida for a 7:00 p.m. showdown with the Tritons.
Stay tuned to the PBA Athletics website for more updates and details all season long.