West Florida Stuns Florida Southern in Comeback Fashion

first_imgWest Florida Stuns Florida Southern in Comeback Fashion Sept. 10, 2007Box ScoreLAKELAND, Fla. – Playing its fourth away match and its second and final match of the weekend trip, the West Florida men’s soccer (5-1-0) defeated the Florida Southern (3-2-0) in an exciting match. The Argonauts overcame adverse circumstances to past over the Mocs and improve its five matches winning streak.In the beginning of the match the Argonauts took a while to organize the team, leaving blank spaces in the field, which gave the Mocs two opportunities to score being stopped at the hands of junior Goalkeeper Juan Garcia. At around seven minutes played, the Mocs offense struck again, this time beating Garcia at the upper 90.The Argonauts seemed to be lost, and were not able to mark up the fast offenders from the Mocs when around twelve minutes they used the open spaces in the Argonauts defense and struck again with no chances to Garcia, giving the Mocs the 2-0 lead.During an injury time out from the Mocs, the pouring rain came and the Argonauts met in the middle of the field and pumped each others up. The reaction came shortly when senior midfield Keith Savage crossed to the box and found Jay Mainville freely, who did not waste his chance and shot left footed to beat the keeper and reduce the Mocs lead to 2-1.With the heavy field and the ball wet, both keepers were required to come up with a couple of saves on long distance shots. However, the Argonauts did not give the Mocs any spaces and keept the possession for longer. Even though playing with a man down after Okang Nkosi received a red car, throughout the rest of the first half the Argonauts played better soccer than the Mocs, having more chances to score, not being successful.In the second half, the Argonauts were clearly more offensive and the tied score came shortly. At 47 minutes Rafael Segal stole the ball and shot with no chances for the Mocs’ keeper, giving the Argonauts a more comfortable situation in the game.The Argonauts were putting a lot of pressure on the Mocs when finally at around 75 minutes Rafael Segal scored the third goal for the Argonauts, his second goal of the game. Mason Hupp cleared a ball in the defensive area and it ended up at Segal’s feet who just sprinted torwards the goal and beated the keeper in the breakaway, giving the Argonauts the lead for the first time in the match.”Obviously we started slow and put ourselves in a bad position early in the game, but I thought we showed a lot of maturity and character to comeback under such tough circumstances on the road” said Head coach Bill ElliotThe Argonauts held the score for the remaining 15 minutes of the match to give the Argonauts its fifth and consecutive victory of the season, being its fourth away win and second win of the weekend trip.West Florida will return to action when it next faces Eckerd University at the UWF Soccer Complex located in Pensacola, Fla. On Friday Sept 14 at 7:30pm CT. Fans can follow the action with “Live Stats” at goargos.com on the Women’s Soccer home page. (By Gui Amaral Jasmin) Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more