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Eastern Florida Women's Soccer Blanks Broward, 3-0
Sept. 27, 2013 - Eastern Florida State College's women's soccer team won its third straight match and posted its third straight shutout on Friday, blanking host Broward College 3-0 in Pembroke Pines.
The victory moved nationally ranked Eastern Florida to 6-2-1 and one step closer to securing a postseason berth. Eastern Florida plays Florida College System Activities Association/NJCAA Region 8 foes Broward and Polk three times each to determine which one team advances to the playoffs.
Eastern Florida already owns a 4-1 victory over Polk and hosts the Eagles at 7 p.m. Monday on the Melbourne Campus. Eastern Florida and Broward play again at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 in Melbourne.
On Friday, Eastern Florida got two goals from sophomore striker Nikki Mitchell and a goal from classmate Amanda Lodge. Mitchell scored 6 minutes and 45 seconds into the match on an assist from Lodge. Lodge scored unassisted 26 minutes in and Mitchell scored on an assist from sophomore Melissa Williams at the 35-minute mark.
Mitchell has seven goals and three assists and Lodge four goals and five assists.
Eastern Florida's prolific offense accounted for 35 shots to four for Broward. Sophomore Katelyn Kern played the first half in goal for Eastern Florida. Classmate Amy Clason-Messina played the second half.
"We possessed the ball better today but we still missed too many opportunities," said Eastern Florida head coach Jeff Carr whose team is ranked eighth nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and 11th by the NJCAA.
Broward fell to 1-4 on the season and has now lost once to both Eastern Florida and Polk.