Nationally-Ranked University of Tampa Handles Sailfish With 3-0 Sweep
October 10, 2008
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
TAMPA, Fla.- Continuing to do what they do best, which is keep their opponents off the scoreboard, the University of Tampa women’s soccer team came away with their fourth shutout in their last five games as they downed Palm Beach Atlantic University 3-0 on Friday evening in Tampa.
Ranked #22 in the latest Division II polls, UT pushed their record to 9-3 on the season while the loss continues what has been a tough year for the Fish, dropping them to 1-10-2 on the season.
Battling hard, the Sailfish were able to keep the Spartans off the scoreboard until the 36th minute when a corner kick from Megan Tobin found teammate Shelby Kuni for a 1-0 advantage by UT.
The Spartans tacked on another goal just before the half as Sara Belsole pushed the UT lead to 2-0 on an unassisted goal.
Freshman Caroline Spencer registered the final UT goal of the evening from fellow freshman Brittan Spence in the 72nd minute.
Junior goalkeeper Ashley Morrell collected nine saves in the losing effort for PBA.
PBA will get back in action on Wednesday, October 15th as they travel to Saint Leo University for a 5 pm showdown with the Lions.