Late penalty kick dooms CSU in loss at North Florida

Late penalty kick dooms CSU in loss at North Florida

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Alyssa Dellacqua tied her career high with 15 saves before North Florida converted a penalty kick in the 89th minute to hand Charleston Southern a 1-0 loss in the finale of a two-game trip to Jacksonville.

Turning Point
Taylor Francis was whistled for a foul in the box and issued a yellow card with just under two minutes remaining in regulation, and Thais Reiss put in the ensuing PK for the only goal of the game.

Inside the Numbers

  • UNF finished with a 24-11 advantage in shots including 18-5 in the second half. The Ospreys also had 16 shots on goal to five for the Bucs and took four corner kicks to CSU's one.
  • Jordan Newman led the Bucs with three shots followed by Julia Haber and McKenzie Davis with two.
  • CSU had three shots in the final 10 minutes but were unable to push one past UNF goalkeeper Rhiannon Conelley, who finished with five saves.

News and Notes

  • Dellacqua first had 15 saves in a game against Liberty on September 26, 2015. Sunday marked the fifth double-figure save contest of her career.
  • The junior goalkeeper increased her career save total to 134, moving her within six of passing Amy Arroyo (2008-11) for eighth in school history.
  • The loss was the first in three meetings in the all-time series against North Florida.

Up Next
The Bucs play their home opener on Thursday against South Carolina State in the first of four straight games against Palmetto State rivals. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.


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