Florida Southern (6-1-1, 3-1 SSC) got two goals from Alexa Moberley on Wednesday, taking down the visiting Florida Tech Panthers in a Women’s Soccer Sunshine State Conference match.
Florida Tech (5-3-1, 2-2 SSC) out shot the Moccasins 18-10 and had six shots on goal to the home team’s four, but the Mocs were the only team to find the back of the net, as Moberley beat Karlyn Prisco in the 27th minute and again in the 50th minute.
Maria Munoz continued to do her part with the Panthers, as she fired six shots in the game. One of those was saved by Florida Southern goalie Helena Norrstrom. Keira McCarthy was credited with four of the 18 Florida Tech shots.
Jess Goedde got three early corner kicks for the Moccasins and following the third one, she found Moberley in the box 26:10 into the contest and the home team was up 1-0. Corners were the story of the night for Florida Southern, as they held a convincing 12-3 advantage in that category by the end of the night.
Florida Tech took nine shots in that first half, but were unable to solve Norrstrom, who was credited with five saves in that first half. Prisco saved two.
It took Moberley just 4:26 into the second half, to put the game away. She took a long pass from Caitlin Quaempts and beat her defender 1-on-1 and then beat Prisco, giving the Mocs a 2-0 lead. It was the fourth goal of the season for Moberley.
The Panthers had nine shots in the second half just as they did in the first 45 minutes, but Norrstrom was only forced to make one save.
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The Panthers will look to bounce back when they return home Saturday night to take on Embry-Riddle in another conference match. The start time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. EDT.
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