Late Penalty Dooms Deacs in Loss to FGCU
Kahla Seymour registered her team-leading third assist.
Oct. 4, 2015

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A late penalty kick proved to doom the Wake Forest women's soccer team, as the Demon Deacons dropped a neutral-site contest to Florida Gulf Coast, 2-1, on Mercer's campus on Sunday.

Tied at 1-1 in the 86th minute, Wake Forest (4-7-2) was called for a handball in the box. Lindsay Preston got a hand on the FGCU (6-5-2) penalty shot to save it before it bounced off the crossbar right to Tabby Tindell, who rebounded her initial attempt and put it away for the game-winner.

The goal was Tindell's second of the game and eighth of the year. She scored another unassisted goal in the third minute, scoring into the right corner of the net to put FGCU up 1-0.

Wake Forest answered back early in the second half. Ally Haran scored her second of the season, tapping a Kahla Seymour cross into the net from short range to make it 1-1 in the 50th minute.

The Deacs were again stymied by strong opposing goalkeeper play. Brittany Brown made eight saves in the winning effort. This season, opponents have stopped 80 percent of Wake Forest shots on goal, above the national average of 76 percent.

Kahla Seymour had a chance to tie the game after the second FGCU goal, but her attempt was saved by Brown. Seymour led the Deacs with three shots, two of them on target, while Kendall Fischlein also put two on frame.

Wake Forest has now lost six of its seven games by a one-goal margin.

The Demon Deacons look to rebound on Thursday, playing host to top-25 Virginia Tech at 7 p.m.

 

 

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