USC Beaufort

Sand Sharks fall to unbeaten Keiser in women’s soccer

USC Beaufort saw its four-game unbeaten streak in women’s soccer stopped by No.2 Keiser, ending its two-game Florida road swing with a 3-0 setback to the unbeaten Seahawks.

Keiser’s Johanna Engberg scored in the 17th minute and Sara Lundberg scored two minutes into the second half as the Seahawks (12-0) remained unblemished atop the Sun Conference standings. Ebba Blomqvist capped the scoring with a penality kick in the 52nd minute.

“Unfortunately, the Keiser pressure and athleticism today kept us from getting into a rhythm offensively,” USCB coach Ed Heberling said. “When we did connect, we created some quality chances.”

The Sand Sharks (7-6-1) managed just five shots on the afternoon, but couldn’t get one to hit the back of the net. USCB goalkeeper Moa Johansson made five saves as the Sand Sharks limited Keiser to 15 shots – the Seahawks’ lowest since their season opener.

“I have to give a lot of credit to Moa and the back line,” Heberling said. “Although the score was 3-0, it doesn’t reflect their work back there.”

USC Beaufort returns home still fourth in the Sun Conference standings, with home games upcoming against the two teams above them – SCAD Savannah on Thursday and Thomas on Saturday.