Eastern Florida Women’s Soccer Scores 6-1 Victory Over Southwestern Illinois
By Mark DeCotis // September 5, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Sophomore Briana Camargo scored two goals in four minutes and 21 seconds of the second half to break open a tight game as Eastern Florida’s women’s soccer team notched a 6-1 victory over Southwestern Illinois on Saturday morning.
The victory at the Titan Soccer Complex on the Melbourne Campus lifted the nationally second-ranked Titans to 2-0. Southwestern Illinois dropped to 1-3.
Eastern Florida led 1-0 at the half on a goal by Camargo’s twin sister Abbie and stretched it to 2-0 in the 50th minute on a goal by Paul Astiazarn, her third of the season.
Southwestern converted a free kick five minutes later to make it 2-1.
The score stood for 15 tense minutes until Briana Camargo made it 3-1. Camargo made it 4-1 with 16 minutes and 18 seconds remaining which opened the flood gates.
“In the second half Coach Carr was like ‘we have to pick it up,’ ” Briana Camargo said.
“Everyone was so hot and they were getting tired. We knew if we got some goals in there maybe their heads would go down.”
Rosalina Lindo scored with 7:50 to go to make it 5-1 and Abbie Camargo scored on a rocket of a shot with 5:17 to play for the final margin.
“We had 39 shots, that’s unacceptable,” Eastern Florida head coach Jeff Carr said of the final score.
“It should have been over at half. A little frustrated. We have lots to improve on as a team. When they got that goal on that set piece it made it very interesting. It gave them a little momentum for a while but then we turned it around.”
The Titans return to action at 5 p.m. Sunday at home hosting Lewis & Clark (4-0-1) which tied Eastern Florida’s Region 8 rival Broward College 1-1 on Friday night.
The women’s game will be followed by Eastern Florida’s men hosting Lewis & Clark at 7:30 p.m. in a match to be televised live by WEFS-TV and streamed on the Internet at www.efsctitans.com/
Admission is free.