Women's Soccer Fall to No. 4 Embry-Riddle in Season Opener
August 18, 2012
Daytona Beach, Fla. – No. 4 ranked Embry-Riddle University overpowered the Southeastern University women’s soccer team in an 8-0 season opening defeat Saturday night.
The first half of the match was tightly contested as the match remained scoreless until the 36th minute of the opening half. The Eagles struck first with a shot from Martine Olsen from just outside the box that found the upper left corner of the goal just out of the reach of Fire goalie Karleigh Smoak. The Eagles struck again less than a minute later to make it 2-0 going into the half.
As the second half began the Fire looked to rekindle the play of the first 35 minutes of the game, however, two minutes into the second half the Eagles scored again with their third goal of the match. ERAU found their stride as they followed up with five more goals in the next 25 minutes to account for the 8-0 final.
The Fire look to bounce back on Friday when the host Clearwater Christian College in the home opener. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. in Lakeland.