BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Concordia Clippers women's soccer team battled Palm Beach Atlantic on Friday afternoon in their first game of the 2017 season. Concordia would trail 1-0 at halftime, but the Sailfish added five more goals in the second half to shut out the Clippers, 6-0.
Concordia came out in the first half with a quick shot on net in the first 40 seconds of the game as junior Dayna Darcy (Plainedge, N.Y.) had her shot stopped by the PBA goalkeeper. The Sailfish would knock in the first goal of the game in the 29th minute after a quick shot from the top corner of the box would get by freshman goalkeeper Kayla Lanza (New Milford, Conn.). The Clippers were unable to come up with another opportunity to end the half as Concordia trailed 1-0 at the break.
The second half began with the Clippers gaining a quick opportunity on net as sophomore Sara Calvert (Apple Valley, Calif.) was able to get a shot off, but was saved by the Sailfish goalkeeper. In the 56th minute PBA added their second goal of the game and a third goal would go on the scoreboard in the 60th minute. Concordia was unable to get off another shot as the Sailfish scored three more goals in the 70th, 80th, and 81st minutes to come away with the 6-0 win.
The Clippers were out-shot 25-2 as Lanza recorded four saves in 55 minutes of action while junior Taylor Codner (Houston, Texas) made five saves in the last 35 minutes of the game. This was the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
Concordia (0-1) will conclude their trip in Florida on Sunday as the Clippers will take on Lynn University. Kickoff at Bobby Campbell Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. is set for 1 p.m. as fans unable to attend can follow the action by accessing the live stats and video links under the women's soccer schedule page on ConcordiaClippers.com.