Spartans Continue Home Cooking against Embry-Riddle

Spartans Continue Home Cooking against Embry-Riddle

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's soccer team rallied in the second half to defeat Embry-Riddle 2-1. The Spartans scored two goals in about fifteen minutes to grab the decisive lead.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Tampa 2, Embry-Riddle 1

Records: University of Tampa Spartans (6-4-4, 4-2-2 SSC) vs. Embry-Riddle Eagles (6-6-0, 4-4-0 SSC)
Location: Pepin Stadium || Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: The two programs have met five times times and the Spartans lead the series 4-1. The Spartans are out-scoring Embry Riddle 10-5 in series history. 
 
HOW IT HAPPENED:
 
1st Half | The Spartans laced off ten shots while Dana Ruchti logged four saves in the opening half. In the 24th minute, Libby Wissman provided the best opportunity of the half for UT as Moeko Morse nut-megged the Embry-Riddle defender and led Wissman inside the 18 yard box on a break-away, but the junior from Tampa missed wide to the left. Embry-Riddle took the lead in the 43rd minute, as Ragnheidur Gardarsdo ripped a shot at Megan Bromwell, however the ball escaped through the hands of Bromwell into the back of the net.
 
2nd Half | Tampa did not take long to equalize the score as Wissman roped a long-ball directly at Ruchti in the 52nd minute. The saved shot fell to the feet of Lisa Caprara, who was waiting for the rebound, and she cashed in her first goal as a Spartan. In the 69th minute, the Louisville transfer Alex Jackson threaded a 20 yard through-ball to Robyn-Anne WhittakerWhittaker took a few dribbles before slotting the game-winning goal, across the face of the goalie, into the lower left corner. The goal was the first of the year for the senior from Coconut Creek, Fla. Bromwell logged three saves on the evening, totaling 44 saves in 14 games played this season. 
 
 
 
INSIDE THE STATS:
  • The Spartans are unbeaten in the last six matches at Pepin Stadium. 
  • Embry-Riddle is winless away from Daytona Beach (6-0 at home, 0-5 on the road, 0-1 neutral site contests).
  • This was the tenth match decided by one goal or less. 
UP NEXT: The University of Tampa will host Florida Tech on Saturday evening, as we will honor our seniors for the last home game of their career. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. 
 
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