Sailfish Shutout Wolves 4-0
September 9, 2016
Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – It took 70 minutes and 31 shots for the Sailfish to finally put a ball in the back of the Newberry College goal, but a Lisa Caprara shot in the 71st minute opened the floodgates in what turned out to be a 4-0 Sailfish victory on a beautiful night at the Rinker Athletic Campus.
The win improves the Sailfish to .500 on the early season at 2-2 while the loss drops the Wolves to 1-2.
The first half was dominated by the Sailfish offense, as the ‘Fish totaled 23 shots, nine of which were on goal. Stellar goalkeeping by Kodijean Johnson kept the Sailfish off the scoreboard as she made several outstanding saves. Freshman Kylee Rullo tallied seven shots herself in the half, four of which were on target.
The second half was more of the same, with Johnson making save after save, until the Caprara shot off a beautiful pass from Sydney Jimenez found the back of the net. Caprara scored again just six minutes later, as she managed to break away from the Wolves defense and beat the keeper in a one-on-one situation.
Shannon Berg scored a very impressive goal for the ‘Fish, as her corner kick in the 81st minute found the top corner of the net untouched to give the Sailfish a commanding 3-0 lead. The final Sailfish goal came in the 85th minute, as a Jessica Chavis pass to the far post found the right foot of freshman Kelly Giddes, who proceeded to beat the Wolves goalkeeper for the fourth and final goal of the night. The goal is the first for Giddes as a Sailfish, as the assist is Chavis’ first for PBA.
The Sailfish totaled 42 shots on the night, and the defense played stellar, only allowing nine Newberry shots. Isabelle Granlund, making her first appearance of the season, recorded a clean sheet. Granlund made four saves in total.
The Sailfish have a quick turnaround once again as they will return home for a 2 p.m. match against Johnson & Wales University on Sunday, Sept. 11.