FORT MYERS, Fla. – Host Florida Gulf Coast found the net in the 20th and 77th minutes to hold off the St. Bonaventure women's soccer team, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon.
Florida Gulf Coast, which began the year ranked in the national Top 25, moves to 5-4-0 overall while Bona now stands at 2-5-1.
The hosts controlled the pace of play for the majority of the early going and got on the board when Atlantic Sun Player of the Year Tabby Tindell found the back of the net. Meaghan Mulligan played ahead to Lindsey Patton with Patton crossing into Tindell who scored on a blast from 15 yards away.
Things were much more even in the second half as the two sides were even at nine shots apiece, but the Eagles were able to find a bit of insurance late. Megan Young stole the ball at the top of the box, forcing the Bonnies keeper to come out from the net. Young scored from 17 yards away for the 2-0 tally. '
Danielle Vis nearly got the Bonnies on the board, placing two shots on net as Bona tried to find the equalizer before Young's tally. Vis finished the afternoon with five total shots, three on net, while Jessica Scruggs also forced two saves. In all, the Bonnies got 11 shots away and made Eagles keeper Melissa Weck to make five saves to earn her clean sheet.
The Bonnies return home on Saturday, Sept. 24 to host Bryant at 2 p.m. in the non-conference finale.
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