Seth Louis // Staff Writer
A late goal allowed during a soccer game against the Miami University Redhawks on Sunday led to the Panthers’ fourth loss of the season. The women’s soccer team now holds a record of 0-4-1.
In a dramatic late game sequence, senior midfielder Alyssa Robinson tried to score a goal before being thwarted by the Redhawks’ goalie. Just seconds later, Miami scored on a header in the 85th minute of the game.
The team was not able to create enough momentum for an attacking play, but head coach Thomas Chesnutt was pleased with his team’s’ defensive play.
“We’ve been getting a lot stronger in our defense,” Chesnut said. “We are making good progress here.”
There were multiple opportunities for both teams to score, but both goalkeepers made it hard for the opposing team. Miami led FIU 15-12 shots and 9-6 shots respectively. FIU Senior goalkeeper, Sophia Trujillo, had eight saves on the day while Miami’s goalkeeper had six.
The game took place on Parents and Alumnae weekend, and during halftime, the parents of the players were honored. In attendance was Chelsea Leiva, former FIU women’s soccer forward, who finished her career with FIU as the fourth-highest goal scorer with 32 goals and is No. 2 in career assists with 19.
The Panthers’ next three games will be played on the road before returning back home to play against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. The Panthers’ next game is set for a match against the University of Central Florida on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.