Lady Fire Suffers Loss to Thomas University
October 1, 2011
Despite Loss, Conference Schedule Picks Up This Week
LAKELAND, Fla.-- Soon to be conference foe, Thomas University, delivered a frightening message to Southeastern on Saturday, with a 4-1 victory at the Southeastern University Soccer Complex.
Thomas, which is located in Valdosta, Ga., is scheduled to join The Sun Conference in 2012, and proved that they will bring a worthy women's soccer program to the conference with their performance on Saturday.
The Lady Fire scored the first goal of the match when Ally Larese passed to Suzy Bondy and beat Thomas goalkeeper, Deanna Rivet. Subsequently, the Lady Nighthawks replaced Rivet with their senior Heather Collins. The Lady Fire did not score again as Thomas University held them to only three more shots on goal for the rest of the match.
The Lady Nighthawks took the lead into the half, 2-1, after two unassisted goals by Emma Hewett and Nine Henriksson.
The game continued its downward spiral in the second half for Southeastern, as Thomas scored two more goals to increase their lead to 4-1. Hannah Claesson shot a bullet from 30 yards out that sailed past SEU Goalie Karleigh Smoak. Jenny Hernandez had the last goal of the game after beating Smoak with a 10-yard shot, with only 12 minutes remaining.
The Lady Fire are now 3-5 on the year. SEU will hit the road for two conference matches this week, beginning with a match versus Johnson & Wales University on Monday.
The Lady Fire will take on Ave Maria University, on Wednesday, in Naples, Fla. Southeastern will close out their regular season with a four game homestand, beginning on October 13th whe they will host SCAD at 7:00 p.m.