Women’s soccer conquers on the road

Ronnesha Rodgers

Freshman Madi Sagas. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics.

UNF grabbed two wins over the weekend while on the road and pushed their season record to 3-1-0.

The Ospreys first took down the University of North Carolina Asheville Bulldogs in a 2-1 victory when freshman Madi Sagas made the game-winning shot in overtime.

“It was a tremendous effort from our girls tonight and I am proud of them for fighting from behind for the win,” said head coach Robin Confer.

At the 57th minute, UNC Asheville player Courtney Naber, assisted by Zoe Lewis, scored the first goal of the night.

Down one, North Florida got on the board after senior Kendall Pollock scored an unassisted goal at the 87th minute.

At the end of the period, the game was tied and sent to overtime.

UNF wasted no time and played their best soccer to grab another goal for the win. It was Sagas, assisted by fellow freshman Andrea Sanchez, who clinched the win with a goal in the 96th minute.

While the Bulldogs may have out shot them 14-11, the Ospreys still came out victorious.

“We had two great goals from Kendall and Madi. It was a great way for Madi to start her college career,” said Confer.

Junior forward Krista Colubiale. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics.

With a road victory under their belt, UNF headed to Rock Hill, S.C. to face Winthrop University on Aug.27.

It was five minutes into the game when junior forward Krista Colubiale scored the only goal for the afternoon and clinched a win for the Ospreys.

Colubiale’s goal was assisted by senior midfielder Katy Mixon who kicked the ball out from 25 yards where she grabbed it and scored.

“Our girls really worked hard on both sides of the ball,” said Confer. “Getting the early goal was nice and Krista did a great job finishing it.

The Ospreys come back home to battle Florida International University at 5 p.m on Sept.1.

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