SCAD Rallies to Sting SEU
October 13, 2011
Two Second Half Goals Lift Lady Bees to Important Conference Victory
LAKELAND, Fla.--Savannah College of Art & Design used two second half goals to defeat Southeastern, 2-1, Thursday night in an important Sun Conference match.
Nearly 300 fans came out to enjoy some soccer on a beautiful evening in Central Florida, as it was Breast Cancer Awareness night at the SEU Soccer Complex.
Both teams played an even first half, until SEU senior Megan Byrd scored a remarkable goal from 40 yards out off of a free kick. The goal shocked the Bees, as just five second remained at the end of the half, as the Lady Fire grabbed all the momentum heading into halftime with a 1-0 advantage.
But, it did not take SCAD a long time to respond in the second half, as Nikki Capizzo scored off of a corner kick by Gabby Levandowski just minutes into the half.
Then, Megan Jurcak scored the game winner with just over 10 minutes remaining in regulation. The play developed as SCAD's Alexandra Weinberg broke in on goal, and attracted a SEU defender, Weinberg then dished off to Jurcak who slide the ball past SEU goal keeper, Karleigh Smoak.
Southeastern had one last chance with under a minute to play, as Jessica Crowe raced to the front of the net trying to misdirect the ball past SCAD keeper, Ciara Thomas. But, Thomas managed to make the save, and seal the victory for the Lady Bees. Thomas finished with three saves in the match.
SCAD (11-2, 6-1) outshot SEU, 17-7, but Smoak managed to make six key saves in the game.
Southeastern falls to 5-6 overall, and 4-2 in conference action. SEU will next play, Saturday evening, when they host Embry-Riddle University. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.