Flagler College Posts Shutout Effort Against Lady Sailfish at Lantana Park

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

Brittany Gahan (Pictured) Takes on a Slide Tackle From a Flagler College Player. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards. Brittany Gahan (Pictured) Takes on a Slide Tackle From a Flagler College Player. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

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LANTANA, Fla.- Desperately needing an offensive spark, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team once again came away disappointed on Saturday afternoon as they were unable to push past a goal in a 2-0 loss to the hands of Flagler College at Lantana Park.

The Saints jumped ahead of the Sailfish in the first-half with a goal and kept a comeback effort from developing with another goal in the latter stages of the second-half.

“Today was a game that we let slip away from us,” said head coach James Kryger.

“We have a tough stretch run ahead and we have to start taking advantage of the chances we have and finish those chances. We are going to continue to push the girls into their positions and know that better things are on the horizon,” continued the Sailfish leader.

Flagler got on the board in the 11th minute on a defensive miscue by the Fish. With FC forward Eileen New approaching just above the 18, PBA goalkeeper Ashley Morrell attempted a sliding save only to see the ball skip over top for an easy strike for New which gave the Saints a 1-0 advantage.

While the Sailfish had their opportunities to knot the score in the first-half including a few shot attempts that hit the goal post, things would remain stagnate for the Fish on the scoreboard.

FC held a 7-6 shot advantage in the first-half while PBA came out ahead in corner kicks with a 5-3 advantage.

The second-half featured more close calls for the Fish and more scoring opportunities for the Saints as they outshot the Fish by a 13-1 tally.

Elizabeth Glasgow made a smooth pass at the top of the box and found teammate Katie Uzcategui for the Saints second and final goal as Uzcategui rocketed the ball into the back of the net to extend the league.

Morrell finished with nine saves in goal for PBA while Saints goalkeeper Kaitlyn Goffe earned the victory while also registering five saves.

PBA returns to the pitch on Tuesday, September 30th as they will take on Barry University at Lantana Park.

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