DELAND, Fla. – North Florida women’s soccer maintained its undefeated streak against Stetson under head coach Eric Faulconer following a commanding performance that saw the Ospreys (3-4-2, 1-1-0) defeat Stetson, 2-1, (1-7-1, 1-1-0) 2-1 Sunday, Sept. 17.
UNF dominated from the opening whistle, with the Ospreys striking within the first five minutes thanks to the connection between Lauren Weiss and Chloe Lynch. The Ospreys kept the pressure on Stetson, but the Hatters were able to stay afloat until getting the equalizer in the 69th minute. The tie was short lived as Analiese Anderson put a ball in the box that Kayla Bond finished for the lead.
The Ospreys outshot the Hatters 24-7, good for UNF’s most shots in nearly four years.
UNF 2, Stetson 1
- 5′ | Lynch (Weiss) – UNF
- 69′ | Lobasso (Pace) – Stetson
- 70′ | Bond – UNF
Inside the Match
- First Half: UNF had an eager start … an early cross from Chloe Lynch found the feet of Brooklynn Fugel whose shot was saved by the keeper … moments later the Ospreys saw a flurry of shots blocked from Lynch and Sophia Goetz … in the fifth minute, Lauren Weiss sent a ball into the box finding Lynch who slotted it in the back of the net to give UNF the advantage … The Ospreys kept piling on the pressure as a free kick from Zara Siassi forced a save from Stetson keeper Mallory Osborn … in the 14th minute, Fugel broke through on goal, but her shot was saved … Erin Jones saw a curling effort from outside the box saved in the 17th minute … Fugel forced a diving save from Osborn in the 29th minute with a shot from distance … Liz Anne Fogarty went for the spectacular in the 37th minute, taking a shot from just past the halfway line … all told the Ospreys outshot the Hatters, 12-1, in the first half.
- Second Half: the Hatters started the second period with an early corner that was dealt with by Sarah Barrentine … Dadah hit a shot across the face of the Stetson goal in the 48th minute forcing another save from Osborn … Dadah was the main target on the right-hand side throughout the second half troubling defenders with her dribbling and crosses … Haynes Grant found Lynch in the box in the 65th minute hitting a solid strike that was saved by Osborn … the Hatters found an equalizer in the 69th minute after a through ball from Annika Seem fell into the path of Alexa Lobasso who struck the back of the net … less than a minute later the Ospreys would regain the lead after Kayla Bond poked home a finish as the result of a free kick from Analiese Anderson … UNF managed possession to hold off Stetson late.
Leaders By the Numbers
- Alex Lobasso | 1 goal, 1 shot on goal
- Annika Seem | 1 assist, 2 shots
- Georgia Place | 3 shots on goal
- Mallory Osborn | 90 minutes, 12 saves
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- Fishkin made her first start of the season. It was her first start since almost a year ago to the day at Jacksonville
- Lynch notched her first collegiate goal taking her point total up to three on the year
- Bond scored her second goal of the season, tying Dadah for the team-high
- Weiss recorded her third assist of the campaign, a team high
- UNF remains undefeated in matches played against Stetson under head coach Eric Faulconer with a record of 6-0-1
- The Ospreys improve to 32-1-2 when scoring first under head coach Eric Faulconer
- UNF put up 24 shots against Stetson, the most since the Ospreys hit 22 against Bellarmine Oct. 22, 2022
- Dadah tallied five shots, the most in a single game in her collegiate career
- UNF’s 24 shots were its most since posting 27 against SC State Sept. 26, 2019
- Last year at Stetson also saw a first-career goal for an Osprey, with Zara Siassi and Gabby Daly doing so Sept. 25, 2022
UNF comes home for a two-match home stretch, beginning with Lipscomb Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.