Women’s Soccer: Ospreys soar over Eagles 4-1

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The UNF women’s soccer team came away from the Sept. 4 through Sept. 6 Jacksonville University Tournament with mixed results after splitting their games 1-1.

The Furman Paladins were successful in containing the Osprey attack in a 3-1 loss for UNF in their second game of the tournament. Furman’s Martha Hall scored all three goals for the Paladins in the second half.

The Osprey offense was held scoreless until the 77th minute when sophomore midfielder Vladana Petricevic scored her first goal as an Osprey on a free kick from 25 yards away from the Furman goal.

“I wanted to test the keeper. I was lofting up the ball trying to set up my other players, and it dropped in for the goal,” Petricevic said in a news release.

UNF senior midfielder Lauren Maze displayed her level of commitment just before the second half in a head-on collision with a Furman player. Maze returned in the second half after being attended to by trainers.

“Furman played well,” UNF Head Coach Linda Hamilton said in a news release. “They played tough and put us under some pressure and caused us to come out of our game.”

UNF fared better in their 4-1 victory over Georgia Southern Sept. 4. Georgia Southern only managed five shots the entire game compared to UNF’s 15 shots.

Senior midfielder Elena Luzins scored the first goal for the Ospreys with a corner kick in the 22nd minute.

Freshman midfielder and forward Michelle Larrinaga scored two goals in the game; the second came off a corner kick by sophomore forward Sadie McLean which Larrinaga stole from a defender and booted into the net. Senior forward Katelin Swift added UNF’s third goal in the 60th minute.

The Osprey defense was able to keep the Eagles from scoring until the 62nd minute when Eagles forward Jenny Anderson scored Georgia Southern’s first and only goal.