North Florida Tops South Carolina State 3-1 for 4th Straight Win

North Florida Tops South Carolina State 3-1 for 4th Straight Win

ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- The North Florida women's soccer team overcame an early deficit and scored three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 victory at South Carolina State on Saturday afternoon. The Ospreys have now won four consecutive matches.

SCSU - 4' Off corner kick
UNF - 7' Lisa Cedeno (Assist: Hollyn Knight)
UNF - 60' Thais Reiss (Assist: Julia Martin)
UNF - 79' Kendra Hoffman (Assist: Thais Reiss)

- The homestanding Bulldogs ended a three match scoring drought in the 4th minute, converting a set-piece goal off a corner kick for the early 1-0 advantage
- Just three minutes later, North Florida tallied the equalizer when Lisa Cedeno's shot found the back of the net off an assist from Hollyn Knight
- The match was tied 1-1 at the break
- UNF's Thais Reiss collected her third goal of the season and scored for the second straight match giving the Osprey's the lead 2-1 in the 60th minute | Freshman Julia Martin tallied the helper on the game winner
- The Osprey's closed the scoring with an insurance tally in the 79th minute when Reiss sent a quality pass to freshman Kendra Hoffman, who found the back of the net for the 3-1 lead

Thais Reiss upped her season scoring tally to a team best three goals
- Goal marked the fifth game winning goal of Reiss' career
- Reiss and Martin are tied with Hoffman for the team lead with 2 assists each
- After dropping its first three matches of the year, UNF has rebounded with four consecutive victories including back-to-back road wins
- Goalkeeper Rhiannon Conelley earned her fourth win of the year but had her stretch of scoreless minutes halted at 289:07
- UNF moves to 4-3-0 on the season while South Carolina State remains winless on the year at 0-7-0

"It wasn't our best today but we found a way to get the win on the road. We will take it and move on. We increased pressure in the second half and thought that was a nice response after a very sluggish first half. Lisa Cedeno's goal is the response you want to see from your team captain, after going down 1-0 early. Two weeks ago we were 0-3 and today we are 4-3. We will continue to work hard and I believe our best is still ahead of us." - Head coach Robin Confer

The Ospreys return home for quick break from the road, hosting Webber International on Thursday (Sept. 13) at 7 p.m.