FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast womens soccer team defeated Belmont 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at the FGCU Soccer Complex. Lindsay Haw netted the only goal early in the second half. With the win, the Eagles improve to 3-1-2 and the Bruins slip to 4-3-1, in Atlantic Sun play.
“It was a well played match by both teams,” said head coach Jim Blankenship.”Our defense kept pressure on them all day; this was a big A-Sun win against a respectable opponent.”
The teams continued to battle back and forth until the break with neither able to find the back of the net. After one half of play, neither team held an edge; both teams had six shots, and two corners.
The Eagles stepped up play in the second half with an early goal by sophomore Lindsay Haw (Palm City, Fla.). 13 minutes into the second half, Caytlan MacKenzie (Calgary, Alberta) sent a cross from the right wing to Amber McCall (Fort Myers, Fla.) in the box, McCall’s header was deflected and found Lindsay Haw just 10 yards out, Haw was able to put it past Bruins goalkeeper Sari Lin (Carefree, Ariz.) to give the Eagles a 1-0 advantage, and give Haw her fourth game winner of the season.
In the match, the Eagles held the advantage in shots, 11-9, but the Bruins held the advantage in corner kicks, 7-3. The teams were even in saves, 7-7.
The Eagles travel to Spartanburg, S.C to face USC Upstate on Friday, October 24th at 7:00pm.