Sport Shorts, Sept. 18, 2018

Men’s Soccer

On Wednesday, the Sharks dominated Embry-Riddle in a 4-1 victory in the Sunshine State Conference opener. The keeper, junior Titouan Le Roux, gave six quality passes to help the club get on the board. Junior Ignacio Goya made his first score of the year and the first of the game. The second goal of the night came from sophomore Sebastian Loibl with an assist by freshman Aleks Berg. In the 32 minute of the game, senior Darwin Lom wanted a piece of the action and scored the third goal of the night hitting the top right corner of the goal.  Loibl finished it up with a second goal of the game in the 50 minute. This marked the fourth straight win for the Sharks.

On Sept. 15 the Sharks defeated Tampa 1-0 marking the teams five game winning streak. The Shark were on the offensive with six shots and five corner kicks in the first 15 minutes but Tampa kept them off the board. In the 35 minute, freshman Juan Nunez scored his first career goal with the Sharks assisted by sophomore Sebastian Loibl. In the 59 minute, junior keeper Titouan Le Roux made a pivotal save in the corner of the net. This game marked a impressive win in a 14-game winless streak in series history against Tampa. The Sharks improve 2-0 in the Sunshine State Conference.

Women’s Soccer

On Sept. 12, the women’s soccer team suffered a loss against No. 10 Barry 2-1. A last-second block by junior Emma Heikkila prevented a would-be goal in the eight minute of the game. Barry eventually broke through the defense to gain early momentum in the game. The second goal for Barry came from a missed block by sophomore keeper Shannon Hearty. In the 72 minute of the game sophomore Adanna Edwards scored her third goal of the season from inside the box. A free kick by Barry bounced off graduate student Gabriela Alfaro but fell wide, preventing any chance of overtime.

On Saturday, the Sharks suffered a loss to Tampa in the Sunshine State Conference opener 3-0. Tampa gained early momentum with the first goal of the night in the 12 minute of the game and the second in the 18 minute. NSU tried to cut the deficit with a shot by junior Emma Heikkila but it was blocked by Tampa. Tampa added another goal in the 67 minute of the game with the Sharks only recording three shots on goal, all shot by Heikkila. This marked the first loss in the conference opener since 2015.

Women’s Volleyball

On Friday, the Sharks fell to Florida Tech 0-3. In the first set, the Sharks fell behind early in the set. Eventually coming with three points shy of outscoring Florida Tech with a kill by sophomore Maya Patterson and back-to-back kills by graduate student, Leslie Atherton. Later in the set, the Sharks again fought hard with a kill by senior Denvyr Tyler-Palmer but ultimately, NSU didn’t hold momentum losing the first set 25-21. In the second set, NSU led for a majority of the set with a 11-7 edge. But Florida Tech prevailed to steal the lead 25-23 for an overall lead. In the final set of the game the Sharks were down by 4 and rallied with 6-1 run to lead 13-12. There were seven ties until Florida Tech took the third set 26-24.

On Sept. 15, the Sharks were defeated 3-0 by Embry-Riddle.In the first set, the teams were tied 4-4 before Embry-Riddle shot back-to-back kills to take the lead. The Sharks came within two points later on in the set but Embry-Riddle ran a three-point run ending the set 25-21. Early in the second set, lead a 3-2 edge but Embry-Riddle soon took a 8-1 run to force a 10-4 lead. Down 20-14 the Sharks scored a 5-0 run with three kills by sophomore Gabby Bauch. Embry-Riddle soon answered back with a 5-0 to finish the set 25-19. In the final set there were 11 ties leading up to 14-14. Embry-Riddle advanced with errors from the Sharks which left the score 17-14. The Sharks came within three points with  22-19 late in the set but three consecutive points by Embry-Riddle tied up the match with a 25-19 victory. Senior Denvyr Tyler-Palmer led the Sharks with eight kills and Bauch earned a career high with seven kills and nine digs. Senior Maddie Uilk helped the Sharks with six kills for the second-straight game and senior Megan Burns added 16 digs.

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