Sailfish Force OT, but Fall to Sharks 2-1
October 3, 2015
Written by: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant
DAVIE, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s soccer team fought hard against Nova Southeastern on Saturday night, but fell to the Sharks in overtime 2-1. The loss drops the ‘Fish below .500 for the first time this season.
The first half was controlled by Nova Southeastern, with the Sailfish only able to get two shots on target. The Sharks got on the board first in the 23rd minute off the right foot of Elizabeth Haumschild.
The early minutes of the second half were very exciting, filled with good scoring chances from both sides. The best chance came from the Sailfish, as Kasey Wyer dribbled past the Shark defense in the 54th minute, firing a shot that just missed, as it banged off the left post.
The game would remain 1-0 in favor of the Sharks until the 90th minute, when Wyer would force overtime when her shot would find the back of the net with 43 seconds left in regulation.
The Sailfish defenders played tough defense on the night, only allowing seven shots on goal. Sophomore Isabelle Granlund played well in net for the ‘Fish, making several highlight worthy saves and keeping PBA alive during the second half.
Nova Southeastern would get the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute, as Sierra Lelii headed in the goal off of a corner kick.
Palm Beach Atlantic will be back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 7 as they will play host to another Sunshine State Conference opponent, Saint Leo University, at the Rinker Athletic Campus at 7 p.m.