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Sharks Tied for First Place in the SSC With 1-0 Win Over Tampa


Alexis Hernandez in action


Playing on the road last Friday evening, the NSU women’s soccer team claimed first place in the Sunshine State Conference by defeating the Tampa Spartans, 1-0.

Alexis Hernandez (Sr., Pembroke Pines, Fla.) scored the game-winning goal and became the third Shark in history to score 25 goals in a career. The game-winner is the third of its kind this season and ninth of her career, tying Rebecca Harrison for second in the career record books. Current NSU assistant coach Shurell Burton holds the record at 11 game-winning goals.

The first half displayed a defensive battle as neither team was able to take more than three shots. The lone shot-on-goal in the period came from NSU (6-3-1, 3-0-1 SSC) in the 15th minute when Hernandez took a shot that was barely saved by the Tampa (7-4-0, 2-3-0 SSC) goalkeeper. The Sharks held the Spartans to only two shots over the first 45 minutes.

The Spartan offense fell apart after falling behind as they took one shot while committing six fouls over the remainder of the match. After claiming SSC Defensive Player of the Week honors, Chrissy Hy (Jr., Weston, Fla.) had an easy night as she only faced three shots, none of which were on goal. It was the first match this season in which the Shark defense held the opposition to zero shots-on-goal.