Campbell's Goal Not Enough as Fish Fall 2-1

Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant.

Photo courtesy of Ron Hilliard.Photo courtesy of Ron Hilliard.

Box Score

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s soccer team lost a second half lead against Florida Tech on Monday evening, and fell 2-1 to the Panthers in a Sunshine State Conference match. The loss drops the Sailfish below .500 for the first time in over a month, as the Sailfish now sit at 4-5-1. Florida Tech improves to 9-4 on the season.

The Sailfish got on the board early in the match, as a wonderful pass from Kianna Magner was played through to junior Morgan Campbell, who beat the Panther keeper for her first goal of the 2016 season.

Sailfish goalkeeper Isabelle Granlund was brilliant in the first half, as the junior made seven saves on 14 Panther shots, and held the Panthers scoreless through the first 45 minutes.

The second half was where the Panther offense began to click, as they fired 17 total shots in the half, scoring two goals. The Panthers tied the match in the 77th minute as Ciera Misner blasted a shot past Granlund. The game-winner for the Panthers came in the 83rd minute, as Mary Watson scored off a Panther corner kick to give FIT a 2-1 lead which would hold til the end of the match.

The Sailfish continue their stretch of six matches in 13 days Wednesday, Oct. 19 against Embry-Riddle University at the Rinker Athletic Campus. The Sailfish will then take on Barry University on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. This match will serve as Senior Night as well as Vs. Cancer night for Palm Beach Atlantic women’s soccer. There will be no admission charge on Saturday but donations will be accepted for the Vs. Cancer Foundation.

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