Anderson and Florida Southern Battle to Scoreless DrawSeptember 2, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ga. – Anderson and Florida Southern battled to a scoreless tie in women’s soccer action in Columbus State’s Collegiate Invitational Sunday afternoon at the Cougars’ Walden Soccer Complex.
“We asked our girls to come out with passion and they did,” said Anderson head coach Samar Azem. “Today's tie was a tough one to take. As a coach you want incredibly so much for your players to walk away with a win when they fully commit themselves like ours did today. We played a physical match against a quality regionally ranked opponent for 110 minutes and worked incredibly hard. I could not be more proud of our girls, especially our back line and goalkeeping. We've got some tactical things to put together and we will start scoring, I can guarantee that. We are excited about what's ahead this season.”
Both Anderson (0-1-1) and Florida Southern (0-1-1) entered the afternoon’s contest looking for their first win of the early season after suffering setbacks in last Friday’s opening round of the tourney. AU dropped a hard-fought, 3-1 decision to No. 8 Tampa, while the Moccasins fell, 2-1, to No. 22 Columbus State.
Florida Southern held a decisive 24-8 advantage in shot attempts, but the typically stout Trojan defense held the Moccasins at bay, with AU keeper Kaitlyn Neipp registering seven saves on the afternoon. FSC also posted six corner kicks while Anderson recorded three.
Settle fired AU’s lone first-half attempt in the 16th minute, but the attempt went wide. The Trojans got off five shots in the second frame, but Florida Southern net-minder Erin Moseley recorded two saves on the attempts and the others were off target.
The Trojans will be looking to earn their first win of the season when they play host to Converse at Trojan Stadium on Wednesday. Kickoff versus the Valkyries is slated for 5 p.m.