@HerdWSoccer Falls to Florida Atlantic|
Oct. 16, 2016
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Thundering Herd women’s soccer team (4-7-4, 2-4-2) fell to Conference USA foe Florida Atlantic (9-6-2, 5-2-1), 2-1, Sunday afternoon at the FAU Soccer Stadium in the Herd’s last road game of the regular season.
The first half was a back-and-forth affair between the two teams. The Owls broke the deadlock at the 12:23 mark when Pernille Velta scored her first goal of the season. The Herd’s best chance of the first half came in the 32nd minute when Jordan Sackaris took a chance on goal, but it was ultimately saved by the Florida Atlantic goalkeeper.
Marshall finished the first half trailing in shots, 6-1.
The second half would open up the same way as the first half. The Owls sealed the game in the 57th minute when Velta scored her second goal of the game to put Florida Atlantic up 2-0.
The Herd would battle back. In the 77th Senior Sydney Arnold found the back of the net when she found space in the penalty box and slid it past the diving goalkeeper to make the score 2-1. The goal gave Arnold her 17th career goal, which ties her for fifth all-time in program history. Marshall would have more chances to tie the game, but none of the shots could even the game.
The Herd finished the game being out-shot 14-6, while junior goalkeeper Emily Moreland had three saves on the day.
The loss keeps Marshall in eighth place in C-USA play with eight points.