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Women’s soccer falls on road in OT

To cap Bears’ loss, FAU limits Bruno to just two shots, one on goal

By
Sports Staff Writer
Monday, September 15, 2014

The women’s soccer team suffered its second defeat of the season Sunday in Florida, losing 1-0 to Florida Atlantic University in an overtime game.

During the first half of the game, FAU (4-3-1) recorded a total of seven shots, while limiting Bruno to just one shot of its own.

The only shot on goal of the game for Bruno (2-2-0) came in the 18th minute of play, from Allie Reilly ’15.

The second half was much the same as the first, as the Owls tallied another seven shots, while keeping Bruno to just one more shot during the half.

Katy Schmidt ’18 hit the lone shot of the half, with a header that sailed wide of the net.

“FAU was a quick team, and we weren’t connecting a lot of passes at first, which made it easier for them,” said Kirsten Belinsky ’15. “But we kept up our energy level and once we settled into a rhythm, we gained more momentum and were able to go at them more.”

Mallory Yant ’15 made two saves during each of the halves, coming to four overall. But the Owls got the best of the goalkeeper during overtime, as FAU made the first and only goal of the game. The Owls’ strong defensive performance kept the Bears limited throughout the contest, as Bruno was unable to pick up any stride during the game.

FAU finished the game with a 6-0 advantage over the Bears in corner kicks, as well as a 15-2 advantage in total shots.

“I think the heat affected us more than the travel,” Belinsky said. “We got in on Friday so we were able to practice Saturday, but it was still hard for us to adjust to the heat and humidity. Overall we did a good job staying hydrated and trying not to let it affect us.”

Bruno will take on University of Massachusetts (2-4-2) Thursday at Stevenson Field.