Houston Baptist Utilizes Big Second Half in Defeat Palm Beach Atlantic
October 24, 2008
Written By: Michael Brown, PBA Sports Information Director
HOUSTON, Tex.- After holding Houston Baptist University to a 0-0 tie last season, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team was unable to match that impressive feat on Friday afternoon as the Fish fell 5-0 to the hands of the NCAA Division I Huskies. PBA will close out their Texas trip on Saturday as they take on another Division I opponent in Texas Southern University.
The Fish held strong for the first 40 minutes, keeping the Huskies off the scoreboard and limiting the scoring opportunities.
HBU struck for their first goal when Isla Cameron found teammate Christina Nunez for the game’s opening goal. That lead would hold for the Huskies entering half-time as both teams struggled to get shots off as the Huskies collected three shots while the Fish produced two shots.
The second-half would be a different story however as the Huskies tallied 14 shots while registering four goals to cap a victory on senior night for HBU at Sorrels Field.
With PBA starting goalkeeper Ashley Morrell still sidelined due to injury, the Fish would once again look for a stopper, this time utilizing sophomore Angelica Torres in the net.
While putting forth a solid effort, Torres found herself in far too many tough spots in the second-half as the Huskies continued to find space in the Sailfish defense.
The victory pushes HBU’s overall record to 9-6-1 while PBA drops to 1-13-2.