Waddell’s goal in the 90’ lifts women’s soccer over Fla. Southern

Waddell’s goal in the 90’ lifts women’s soccer over Fla. Southern

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's soccer team defeated Florida Southern 3-2 Saturday night at Barnett Field, in a come from behind fashion. The Lions saw goals from Arielle Kabangu, Katie Waddell and Sara Hemmer in the win.

Kabangu scored her 13th goal of the year, where Waddell added her fourth and Hemmer her second. Kabangu added two assists on the night while Genevieve Gignac tallied one.

Saint Leo outshot the Moccasins 23-11, while Florida Southern committed 11 fouls to the Lions' nine. Saint Leo was awarded six corner kicks on the night.

The Basics
Final Results:  Saint Leo def. Florida Southern 3-2
Where: Barnett Field | Lakeland, Fla.
Record: SLU 9-3-1, 5-1-1 SSC | FSC 1-8-1, 1-6 SSC 

How It Happened
26'
| FSC jumped on top after Dominique Cirnigliaro broke free at the top of the box and won the one-vs-one with the Lions' keeper. | FSC 1-0 |
29'Sara Hemmer scored her second goal of the year after Arielle Kabangu passed her the ball, shooting from outside the top of the box. | Tied 1-1 |
75'| Arielle Kabangu broke the tie in the 75th minute after finding the back of the net from Genevieve Gignac. | SLU 2-1 |
82'| Margot Chowansky tied the game back up after collecting the loose ball and putting it in the back of the net. | Tied 2-2 |
90'| With 18 seconds left in regulation, Arielle Kabangu found Katie Waddell for the game-winner in Lakeland. | SLU 3-2 |

Points to Note

  • Saint Leo improves to 9-3-1, 5-1-1 SSC after defeating Florida Southern on the road Saturday.
  • Arielle Kabangu added to her point total as she scored one goal and notched two assists for four points tonight. Kabangu stands at 29 points on the year with 13 goals and three assists.
  • Katie Waddell found the back of the net for the fourth time this season.
  • Sara Hemmer scored her second career goal to tie the game in the first half, just minutes after the Lions lost the lead.
  • Saint Leo played from behind once again and came out victorious.
  • Keeper Megan Charlton moves to 4-2-1 on the year after playing the full 90 minutes in between the pipes for Saint Leo. Charlton tallied three saves on five Moccasins shots on goal.

For the Opponent – Florida Southern

  • Florida Southern moves to 1-8-1, 1-6 SSC after the setback to Saint Leo.
  • The Mocs saw goals from Dominique Cirnigliaro and Margot Chowansky.
  • Keeper Helena Norrstrom suffered the loss as she moves to 1-8-1 on the year in goal. Norrstrom collected seven saves on 10 Saint Leo shots on goal.

UP NEXT
Saint Leo returns home to open a two-game homestand to end the season with Nova Southeastern on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The Lions and Sharks face off starting at 7 p.m. at University Soccer Field.

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