– The Nova Southeastern University women's soccer team finished off their opening weekend road trip sweep, defeating Pfeiffer on Sunday afternoon behind three quick early goals and going on to win 5-2.
Just as they did in Friday's opener, the Sharks (2-0) got on the board in a hurry. While it was at the 4:03 mark against Catawba, it came at 4:48 on Sunday, when Tori Vives
(Sr., Cooper City, Fla.) knocked in in the initial score for an early lead.
Firing in each of the next two goals, giving her four in the team's first two matches, was senior striker Sierra Lelii
(Seminole, Fla.). She put two past the Falcons' keeper, in the 15th and 19th minutes, with teammate Sarah Keville
(Sr., Vero Beach, Fla.) getting an assist on the latter.
Not to be outdone, Vives notched her second tally of the match less than eight minutes after Lelii's second, giving the Sharks a commanding 4-0 lead at 26:06.
Pfeiffer was able to get into the scoring column with just over eight minutes left on the first-half clock, on a goal by Andrea Garcia. At the break, the Sharks had nine shots compared to the Falcons' eight, the difference being that eight of NSU's were on goal, while only four of Pfeiffer's were.
The second half started quietly, until finally the Sharks added some insurance 17 minutes in. Samantha Gestido
(Sr., Hialeah, Fla.) sent in a crisp corner, finding the head of the 5'11" Cydney Niedermeyer
(Jr., Fort Myers, Fla.) well above the defense for her first goal of the season.
Pfeiffer was able to sneak one more score in with just 19 seconds left, but that was not enough to keep NSU from ending the weekend undefeated. The Sharks would end with a staggering 89 percent shot-on-goal mark (16-of-18), while Pfeiffer was just 7-of-13 (53.8 percent).
Goalkeeper Jordan Lentz
(So., Fort Myers, Fla.) recorded her second win in as many matches, with three saves in the first half of action as the first of three Sharks in the net. Amanda Kopale
(R-Jr., Cape Coral, Fla.) started the second half and had one save, and true freshman Olivia Post
(Evanston, Ill.) made her collegiate debut, logging just under 10 minutes of action while notching a save of her own.
The Sharks' 2015 home opener comes this upcoming Tuesday night at the NSU Soccer Complex. They will host Florida Memorial with first kick at 7 p.m.