MONTEVALLO, ALA. – The Florida Southern College men's soccer team (0-0-1) earned a hard fought draw in the 2019 season opener, at the University of Montevallo (0-0-1) on Friday night. Graduate student Philip Faderl made five saves between the posts in his debut with the Mocs.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- FSC jumped on the attack early, with a header by Anton Lindbom off of a free kick saved, just seven minutes in.
- The Mocs' second shot on goal game in the 21st minute by James Meehan. The tricky shot was saved by the Montevallo keeper.
- Minutes later, a shot by Claus Lehland was stopped by the Montevallo keeper.
- FSC allowed the first Falcon shot in the 27th minute.
- The Mocs defense was stalwart early in the second half, repelling a Montevallo attack just a few minutes in.
- In the final minutes of regulation, the Mocs defense was brilliant, with Faderl making a huge save with five minutes remaining.
- The Moc attack continued in the first overtime, with several shots and a corner kick.
- The second overtime session was a defensive struggle, with no formidable offensive threats.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- The teams combined for only seven total shots in the first half, five by Florida Southern and only two by Montevallo.
- The match was very physical, with eight total yellow cards issued on the night. Booked for Florida Southern were Lindbom, Daniel Miranda, Foster Appiah, and Eneko Lasheras.
- FSC committed 18 fouls, while Montevallo committed 19.
- Between the posts, Faderl made five saves. The Montevallo keeper made five as well.
- Meehan led Southern with three shots, of which two were on target. Christoph Gums had three shots, while Lehland added two, with one on frame.
Florida Southern will continue its two-game Alabama road trip with a stop in Mobile, to face the No. 20 Spring Hill College Badgers on Sunday afternoon.