Fish Score a Blowout Win Over Florida Memorial in Women's Soccer Action

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

Laura Geisler (Pictured, Left) and Juliet Waller (Pictured, Right) Slap Hands Following One of Waller's Three Goals Against Florida Memorial on Wednesday Afternoon. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards. Laura Geisler (Pictured, Left) and Juliet Waller (Pictured, Right) Slap Hands Following One of Waller's Three Goals Against Florida Memorial on Wednesday Afternoon. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

Box Score

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- It would be a busy Wednesday afternoon for the statistics crew at Magic Jack Field as the Sailfish women’s soccer team scored at will versus a young Florida Memorial University squad. The Fish put home three goals in the first-half then exploited the lack of depth for the Lions by tiring out the young team on a hot day and scoring six more times for a 9-0 PBA win.

The Fish (3-1-0) bounced back from a tough 2-0 loss on Saturday in the team’s home opener as they fell short against Barry University.

Senior forward Juliet Waller led the way on Wednesday with her first career hat-trick as she scored once in the first-half and two more for good measure in the second 45 minute period.

Fellow senior Ashley Shoaf found Waller up the middle in the 7th minute for PBA’s first score followed 12 minutes later by an Andrea Jefferson to Shoaf connection for a 2-0 lead.

Junior Carolyn Simon gave the Fish their last goal of the half in the 26th minute as Brinn Esper sent a through ball up the right-side for a one-timer by Simon.

PBA outshot FMU 12-5 in the opening half while tallying a 4-0 lead in corner kicks.

The second-half would begin slowly for PBA but quickly the offense would get in gear as the bright West Palm Beach sun shown down on the team’s and fans alike.

Waller tallied back-to-back scores to open the half just three minutes apart in the 52nd and 55th minute including a helper by sophomore Laura Geisler for her third and final goal of the contest.

Freshman Sienna Brooks tallied her first career goal in the 57th minute as she beat the FMU keeper after stealing the ball at midfield. Same story different player a few minutes later as Bailey Sprague tallied her first goal of the season to move the Fish in front 7-0.

Elizabeth Gonzalez etched her name in the scorebook on back-to-back scores to round out the contest as she earned an unassisted score in the 75th minute and an assist to freshman Carson Mitchell for the final PBA goal in the 84th minute.

PBA held the final lead in shots by a tally of 27-9 and a 10-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Allison Fox played the entire game in goal for PBA and was tested with six saves.

The Fish will be back in action at home this Saturday, September 15th when they host Southeastern (Fla.) University for an 11 am kickoff at Magic Jack Field. 

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