Friday, October 2, 2009

Colleges: Tampa women can't solve Nova Southeastern

The University of Tampa women fell behind early, and were unable to manage a comeback as they fell 3-2 to Nova Southeastern in the Spartans' Sunshine State Conference opener on Friday night at the NSU Soccer Complex in Fort Lauderdale.

After falling behind 2-0 within the first 20 minutes, the Spartans pulled a goal back in the 32nd minute. Jazmin Perry scored her sixth goal of the season for Tampa (4-6-1, 0-1-0 SSC), beating NSU goalkeeper Sarah Glass after finding herself in a one-on-one situation.

The Sharks (5-4-0, 2-2-0) restored their two-goal advantage just before the hour mark, Kesiah Watley scoring her second goal of the season for a 3-1 lead. Tampa answered quickly, Caroline Spencer scoring the Spartans’ second two minutes later, but Tampa was unable to make its 17-7 advantage in shots tell as NSU held on for victory.

Tampa returns home for its next game against No.4 Lynn on Sunday at noon at Pepin-Rood Stadium.

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