FGCU fell behind early in a season opener in San Francisco after San Francisco converted from the penalty spot in the third minute. However, FGCU had USF back on its heels as the match progressed but could not break through until the second half.
FGCU outshot San Francisco 15-10 on the night, including an 8-4 shots on goal advantage, but could not capitalize on the lead by the end of the game. One of FGCU’s best opportunities of the first half came from Tabby Tindell in the 16th minute. Beating USF player, Presgrave, Tindell got to the corner only for it to hit the post and run out of play. By the end of the first half, the FGCU defense stood strong, keeping the match at 1-0.
Nikki Hudson started the second half by trying to get the Eagles an early goal. However, her shot was wide of goal. Tindell and Rogers also had chances but could not take advantage of these opportunities as the match came to a close. Following a Roger’s goal late in the second half, FGCU searched to gain possession and finish the game but sadly came up short. The Eagles fell 2-1 to the Dons in the season-opener. Next, FGCU will face UC Davis Sundayat 2 p.m. in San Francisco. This will be the final match on the West Coast for the Eagles before they return home for a four-match home stand.