PBA Women's Soccer Puts Together Impressive Offensive Explosion in Win Over Fire
October 5, 2013
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
JUPITER, Fla.- After a late change of venue the Sailfish women’s soccer team certainly appeared to find Jupiter Community Park as a home field to their liking as they pounded Southeastern University early and often on Saturday evening to the tune of a 6-1 home win. Haily Johnson and Kierstyn Harrington led the way with two goals each the ‘Fish improved to 3-3-1.
Palm Beach Atlantic (3-3-1) followed up Tuesday’s 5-0 win over Florida Memorial University with another rout on Saturday of a fellow Sun Conference team in Southeastern.
A total of 18 field players and both goalkeepers for the Sailfish saw action in front of a large crowd gathered to see the two teams square off in the northern part of the county.
Johnson got the scoring started in just the 7th minute when she delivered a long ball into the box that sailed over the SEU keeper into the net for a big early strike. Harrington delivered the assist on the team’s first score.
Things stayed quiet until around the 30 minute mark when the Blue and White struck for two quick goals; first by Harrington and then another by Johnson with Elizabeth Gonzalez producing assists on both scores.
With the match looking like it would be 3-0 in favor of the ‘Fish heading into halftime the Sailfish opted to add one more score with approximately 70 seconds left as Johnson delivered a perfect touch pass to Harrington for another score.
PBA ended the half with a 14-1 lead in shots while dominating possession throughout.
Gonzalez would push the PBA advantage to 5-0 with a goal five minutes into the second-half while sophomore Kasey Wyer collected the final goal of the night for PBA on a Lesslee Hernandez to Gonzalez double-assist in the 54th minute.
Southeastern broke the shutout on a Kayce Martin goal in the 76th minute.
Allison Fox earned the win in goal and played the first 72 minutes with one save while freshman Kayla WIncko saw field time for the second straight game and also registered a save.
PBA held possession for much of the match as evidenced by their eight corner kicks in the second-half while leading the final shots barrage by a tally of 17-5.
The Sailfish will take on the College of Bahamas for their next match to be played at a neutral field on Thursday, Oct. 10th at 6 pm in Miami.