Stetson STE (5-9-2, 2-4-1)
Kennesaw St. KSU (7-6-1, 4-2-1)
Stetson STE
(5-9-2, 2-4-1)
Kennesaw St. KSU
(7-6-1, 4-2-1)
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 F
Stetson STE 1 0 1
Kennesaw St. KSU 1 1 2

Game Recap: Women's Soccer | | Athletics Communications

Hatters fight hard, but fall at Kennesaw State

Kennesaw, Ga. -- The Stetson University women's soccer team fell to Kennesaw State, 2-1, Thursday night at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in a crucial ASUN Conference Eastern Division matchup. 
Thursday night's match saw aggressive play from both sides as the Hatters (5-9-2, 2-4-1) and the Owls (7-6-1, 4-2-1) battled for 90 minutes. Stetson got out of the gate quickly and put pressure on the KSU defense as Lea Alexander found a shot opportunity just 33 seconds into the match but left it off target. In the 14', the Owls struck first as Tianna Rivera found the back of the Hatters net to take a 1-0 lead. 
Almost exactly 16 minutes later, Chloe Washington hit the equalizer as she found the bottom right corner of the KSU net to knot the match at 1-1. In the 43', Danielle Shahin tried to give the Hatters the lead before halftime but was wide left. A minute later, KSU's Kendall Hoskins missed wide left sending the match to intermission still tied at 1-1. 
After the intermission, the Owls wasted little time in the second half as Aila Swinton scored what would be the game-winning goal in the 47' to put KSU ahead 2-1. In the 57', Georgia Place was inches away from knotting the match at 2-2, but her shot went off the crossbar and bounced to Alexander who tried for a second chance shot but missed wide left.
Stetson had a chance in the 63' as Gabby Padilla found an open look on a free kick but was saved by the KSU keeper. Then in the 81', Washington tried for her second score of the match but missed high as the Hatters could not tie the match a second time. 
Stetson outshot KSU 17-16 on the night as there were 33 total shots in the match with 11 on goal. 
"We started a little slow but got ourselves into it in the second half," said Hatters head coach Chris Bergmann postgame. "It was a dominating performance, but we couldn't find the back of the net. I'm proud of them and I'm proud of their efforts."
The Stetson University women's soccer team will be back in action on Sunday, Oct. 17 as the Hatters celebrate Senior Day and welcome Jacksonville University for the final regular season home contest. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
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