The Sharks defeated Ave Maria 1-0 on Sept. 6. NSU outshot Ave Maria 31-1 but only a late strike by senior Darwin Lom assisted by junior Ignacio Goya and freshman Aleks Berg secured the game win. The sharks now move forward with a 5-0 all-time series against Ave Maria. This game-winning goal marks the second goal by Lom for the season.
On Friday, the Sharks suffered a loss against No. 5 Columbus State 3-1. Columbus started out with an early goal in the 3 minute of the game. A save by sophomore keeper Shannon Hearty kept Columbus off the board in the beginning of the second half but not for long. Columbus scored again in the 57 minute and again on the 60 minute mark. A shot on target late in the game by freshman Emily O’Connell put the Sharks on the board but Columbus held strong.
On Sept. 7, the Sharks fell to the visiting Barry 3-0. In the first set, the Sharks started with a kill by senior Denvyr Tyler-Palmer. But Barry quickly responded with two points. At 23-15, NSU used a kill by Tyler-Palmer and an ace by senior megan burns to spark a rally but fell short with errors which gave Barry 25-17. In the second, the Sharks started with an ace by junior Caylee Cox and a kill by sophomore Maya Patterson. In the set, there were four ties before a three-point run by Barry. Barry stole the set 25-23. In the final set, the team exchanged rallies until Barry took the lead 20=-13. Three errors by Barry put NSU in a position for a comeback but Barry went on to outscore NSU to finish the game 25-18.