August 25, 20171st2ndFinal
FGCU25:00GORDON, Silvana (HUDSON, Nikki , BOILESEN, Marjorie)
VALPOGesell, Kezia90:0011
FGCUWECK, Melissa90:0004
Stats at a GlanceVALPOFGCU
Shots (on Goal)10 (4) 9 (2)
Corner Kicks51
Yellow Cards01
Crusaders Drop 1-0 Decision to FGCU
Friday, August 25, 2017
Crusaders Drop 1-0 Decision to FGCU

The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team battled toe-to-toe with Florida Gulf Coast University – seven-time defending ASUN champions – Friday afternoon in Boca Raton, Fla., but a goal by the Eagles midway through the first half stood up as the Crusaders fell 1-0.

Key Moment

FGCU’s Silvana Gordon found the back of the net 25 minutes into the match for the deciding goal.

How It Happened

  • Valpo earned a pair of corner kicks inside of the first two minutes and had a trio of shot attempts inside 18 minutes, but the game remained scoreless.
  • Gordon scored what would be the game’s lone goal right at the 25-minute mark of the first half.
  • After each side tallied just three shots apiece in the first half, Valpo pushed with seven shots – three on goal – and three corner kicks in the second half, but was unable to find the back of the net.

 Inside the Match 

  • Valpo ended the match with a slight 10-9 shot advantage over FGCU (2-1-0) and put four shots on goal to the Eagles’ two.
  • The Crusaders also surrendered just one corner to FGCU while earning five corner kicks of their own.
  • Freshman goalkeeper Kezia Gesell (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Glenlawn Collegiate Institute) made her collegiate debut in goal and made one save.

Next Up

Valpo (2-1-0) takes on host Florida Atlantic Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. CT. will have a link to live stats, while a pay link for live video will be available via FAU’s website as well.