Sailfish Shutout Lions in Dominating Fashion at Magic Jack Field
October 1, 2013
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- After a tough stretch of matches coupled with some recent crummy weather in South Florida the Palm Beach Atlantic women’s soccer team saw a bright and sunny backdrop for their second win of the season on Tuesday afternoon at Magic Jack Field. The Sailfish took care of business early as they would go on to earn a 5-0 win over Florida Memorial University to improve their season record to 2-3-1.
Two rather quick goals from the Sailfish side would prove to be enough as PBA managed to outshoot the Lions (1-8) by a final tally of 29-2 in the match.
Sophomores Kasey Wyer and Carson Mitchell put the ‘Fish up early with goals in the 10th and 12th minutes respectively with Wyer involved both times.
The first score and what would ultimately become the game-winner was scored by Wyer on a quick touch pass from Haily Johnson while Wyer delivered a corner-kick just a few minutes later that found the head of Mitchell who drilled home her second score of the season.
Things would remain 2-0 until the 26th minute when newcomer Kierstyn Harrington notched her first PBA goal off another Wyer corner kick.
The Sailfish entered halftime leading 14-1 in shots while dominating possession on their offensive side of the field which led to 10 corner kick opportunities in the first 45 minutes of the contest.
PBA came back out in the second-half and utilized a good portion of their team’s depth as they cruised to victory.
Johnson got into the scoring act in the 56th minute as she received a pass from Laura Geisler which Johnson then blasted for a long, curving shot into the back of the net for a 4-0 Sailfish advantage.
Harrington closed the scoring with a second goal on the day for the Blue and White when freshman Morgan Stradal alertly took advantage of a FMU turnover in the midfield to find Harrington for a dribble and score into the upper right of the goal.
Allison Fox earned the shutout victory in goal for Palm Beach Atlantic while freshman Kayla Wincko saw her first collegiate action in goal as well with a solid final 35 minutes of action.
Florida Memorial goalkeeper Bethany Ivens would make 10 saves in defeat while making a number of outstanding plays to keep the final score shy of a blowout.
PBA will wrap up a brief two-match home stand this week by hosting Southeastern University on Saturday, Oct. 5th at 2 pm.