DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Florida Southern's unbeaten streak continued Saturday night, as the Moccasins improved to 6-1-3 with a scoreless draw at Embry-Riddle.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Florida Southern (6-1-3, 3-1-2 Sunshine State Conference) and Embry-Riddle (4-4-3, 2-3-2) played all 110 minutes through two overtime periods without a goal, as the Eagles out-shot the Moccasins 13-6 but were kept off the board by Helena Norrstrom's three saves. Dana Ruchti earned her shutout for the Eagles by stopping four shots.
- Of the 19 total shots taken, seven were on target, including two apiece for each team during the overtime periods. Prior to that, the goalkeepers were called upon to make only three saves between them, and all three came during a three-minute sequence in the second half.
- Ruchti made the first one against Alexa Moberley in the 73rd minute before Norrstrom stopped Emmie Johansson in the 75th. Ruchti then came back with another save in the 76th minute, this time against Tatum Albrecht.
- Norrstrom made her other two saves in the first overtime period, with her last of the game coming in the 100th minute. The Moccasins' final shot on goal came from Chloe Hamm in the 102nd. Embry-Riddle had two more attempts after that, but put one high and the other wide, as the teams settled into their scoreless draw.
- Albrecht and Hamm each had two of Florida Southern's six shots.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Florida Southern and Embry-Riddle now have a perfect split with each other in nine all-time meetings. Each team has won three times and there have been three ties.
- This was the third year in a row the two sides went to double-overtime with each other. Embry-Riddle won 1-0 in 2015, and they tied 1-1 last year.
- The scoreless tie was the second this year for Florida Southern, following a 0-0 game with Chowan in their season opener. It was the third such game for Embry-Riddle, with all of the Eagles' coming in the last two weeks against Barry, Florida Tech and Florida Southern.
- Gaelyn Crowder, Juliana Guida, and Jess Goedde went all 110 minutes in the back for Florida Southern.
- Embry-Riddle now has six shutouts this season, which is tied for the league lead with Barry, while Florida Southern has five.
- The Moccasins are now 5-0-2 in their last seven games, which ties the second longest unbeaten streak in team history. They went 4-0-3 to start the 2014 season, and 11-0-0 during one stretch in 2008.
- The five shutouts are the most for Florida Southern since posting five in back-to-back seasons in 2012 and 2013. The school record is eight, set in 2009.
Florida Southern will be at home on Wednesday night, hosting Eckerd College at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale at 7 p.m.