Eastern Florida Moves Closer To Postseason Berth With 7-1 Victory At Polk
By Space Coast Daily // October 6, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida’s women’s soccer team allowed a goal in the first four minutes but then scored seven unanswered to defeat Polk State College 7-1 on Monday in Lakeland.
Consensus No. 1-ranked Eastern Florida improved to 7-0. Polk fell to 2-6.
The Titans got three goals – two on penalty kicks – and three assists from leading scorer Paula Astiazaran and a goal and three assists from Briana Camargo. Also scoring were Nicole Broderick, Abbie Camargo and Julia Hernandez.
Also notching assists were Hernandez, Abbie Camargo, Jay Bales and Khadija Shaw.
Goalkeepers Steff Berraras and Asmara Holmes split duties, each recording a save.
Eastern Florida led 3-1 at halftime and outshot Polk 36-4 for the game.
The victory eliminated Polk from postseason contention from the Florida College System Activities Association/NJCAA Region 8 and put Eastern Florida in position to earn its fifth straight postseason berth by beating Broward College at home on Oct. 19.
Eastern Florida beat Broward 7-0 on Sept. 28 in Pembroke Pines and topped Polk 3-1 on Sept. 21 in Melbourne.
Eastern Florida, Polk and Broward play each other three times each to determine which one team advances to the NJAA District H playoff, which rewards its winner with a trip to the NJCAA Women’s Division I National Championship tournament.
Eastern Florida has participated in the past three national tournaments finishing as runner-up in 2012 and losing in the semifinal round in 2014.
The tournament will be held Nov. 16-21 at the Titan Soccer Complex on the Melbourne Campus for the third straight year. Eastern Florida hosts the tournament through 2016.
Next up for Eastern Florida are two games in Illinois against Waubonsee Community College at 4 p.m. Friday in Sugar Grove and against the College of Lake County on Saturday in Grayslake.
The Titans return home to face Darton College at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in a game that will be televised live on WEFS-TV and streamed live at www.efsctitans.com