Fighting Knights Shock Spartans in Overtime

Fighting Knights Shock Spartans in Overtime

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's soccer team was defeated by Sunshine State Conference opponent Lynn University on senior night.

MATCHUP
Final: Lynn 3, Tampa 2 | 1OT
Records: Tampa Spartans (3-6-1, 2-2-1 SSC), Lynn Fighting Knights (4-7-2, 1-4-2 SSC)
Location: Pepin Stadium || Tampa, Fla. 
All-time Series: Tampa still leads Lynn in the all-time series with a record of 15-7-3.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Half | Both teams started off the game at a steady pace. (15') Sunshine State Conference leading scorer Anniina Sankohas netted her 14th goal this season past Spartans goalkeeper Megan Bromwell. (39') After a full first half battle, Tampa's freshman forward Jalyssa Richardson netted an impressive goal to tie the game. || Lynn, 1-0

2nd Half | (48') Forward Elena Barr almost broke the tie on a shot attempt that was called offsides by the line judge. (61') The Spartans defense had a crucial defensive save that kept the game knotted at 1 apiece. (58') Forward Elena Barr received another shot at breaking open the tie and this time she made the best of her opportunity, as she drilled home a goal past Knights goalie Devan Malcolm from an assist from Moeko Morse. (70') Fighting Knights sophomore Jessica Archer recorded her first career goal once again tying the game.  || Tied 2-2

1OT | (99') After a battle for the first 8 minutes of the extra period, Lynn netted the game-winning goal as Johanna Nilsson launched a missile past Tampa's goalie to give the Fighting Knights their 4th win of the season.

Inside the Stats:

UP NEXT: The Spartans will defend their home field as they are set to face off against conference opponent Saint Leo Lions on Wednesday, October 23. Kick-off will be at 7 p.m.

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