Women’s soccer: Patriots shut out on the road by Saints
Despite a career day by sophomore goalkeeper Makayla Willets, Francis Mar-ion University’s women’s soccer team fell to Flagler College 3-0 on Sunday in Peach Belt Conference action. FMU saw its record drop to 1–3, while the Saints, a NCAA Final Four squad last season, improve to 2-0 over-all and 1-0 in conference play. The Patriots will play host to Georgia College on Mon-day, March 1. Attendance is limited to 250 and that includes only season ticket holders, FMU students with pre-acquired tickets, and player/staff family members identified on a pre-game ticket list. No walk-up game-day tickets will be sold. The Saints outshot the Patriots 33-7, and led 10-6 in corner kicks. Senior mid-fielder Sarah Moll led FMU with three shots, including one on target in the 70th minute. Junior forward Valentina Restrepo was next among the Patriots in shots taken with two, including one that required a diving save by senior goalkeeper Sarah-Lisa Dubel in the 31st minute. Willets’s career-high 16 saves was only four shy of the school record of 20 set by Kristen Banach on Oct. 16, 1995, at Presbyterian College.