FLORENCE, SC - Francis Marion University dropped a tough match against Lander University 5-0, Wednesday (Oct. 2) night in Peach Belt Conference women's soccer action.
FMU (3-3-1 overall, 0-2 PBC), will continue conference play on Saturday (Oct. 5) when the Patriots travel to Young Harris College for a 1 p.m. kick-off.
Lander (3-3-1, 1-0-1) outshot Francis Marion 14-7 and led 4-2 in corner kicks. The Patriots had six shots in the second half coming from juniors Dayle McEwen and Sarah Moll, sophomore Makayla Chavis, and freshman Zenia Nava. All the shots from Moll and Chavis were on target.
Moll forced a save by Lander goalkeeper Sarah Owens in the 77th minute that resulted in a corner kick, and then had her header snagged by reserve keeper Courtney Weber in the 87th minute. McEwen had a long blast bounce off the crossbar at 80:24.
The Bearcats were led by Emily Jermstad who had three goals and an assist. The senior forward tallied scores in the 34th, 70th, and 79th minutes. The other goals came from Brianna Taylor (5:01) and Devin Duhme (46:16).
Francis Marion sophomore Rachael Hennenkamp and senior Micahla Kitchen combined for four saves in the Patriot goal. Hennenkamp had one save in the first half, while Kitchen had three saves, while playing the final 45 minutes. Francis Marion trailed only 2-0 at halftime.
Lander University (3-3-1, 1-0-1) def. Francis Marion Univ. (3-3-1, 0-2-0) 5-0
Date: 10/02/19 Attendance: 159
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Lander University... 2 3 - 5
Francis Marion Univ. 0 0 - 0
1-0. 5:01 LUW Brianna Taylor (2) (Haleigh Bollig;Kylee Eppl) - Throw in right sideline, dribble pass to middle of box, 12 yard shot to right of keeper
2-0. 33:47 LUW Emily Jermstad (4) (unassisted) - Bending shot from 19 yards out into upper 90 after failed clearance
3-0. 46:16 LUW Devin Duhme (1) (Emily Jermstad) - Cross along top of box, right-footed from 17 yards out
4-0. 69:59 LUW Emily Jermstad (5) (Brianna Taylor)
5-0. 78:30 LUW Emily Jermstad (6) (Ashlyn Simon) - 21 yard shot into upper part of goal after long transitional run
Shots: Lander 14, Francis Marion 7 ; Saves: Lander 4 (Courtney Weber 2; Sarah Owen 2), Francis Marion 4 (Rachael Hennenkamp 1; Micahla Kitchen 3)