Emma Lauren Poole, John Christovich | Oct. 28
Sports Editor, Snakebite Anchor
On Oct. 22, Florida Southern women’s soccer team brought home the first Sunshine State Conference regular season championship title in program history. The Lady Mocs defeated Barry University 2-1, their seventh consecutive win.
Although the game began with a goal from the Barry Buccaneers in the fifth minute, several FSC players including senior goalkeeper Jenny Staten focused in to turn the game around.
“It feels amazing,” Staten said in a post-game interview for the Snakebite. “I can’t really describe it because we’ve put so much work in this season and it really paid off.”
The team was picked to finish last in the SSC this year, but defied the odds and came out on top.
Although Staten played an important role in the Mocs’ victory with seven saves throughout the course of the game, she also recognizes the work of her teammates in securing the title.
“It’s really a team effort,” Staten said. “Everyone is putting 100 percent in on the field… it’s a great standard that we’ve set this season.”
The lady Mocs have a lot to look forward to in the rest of their time on the field this season.
“Our first focus is on Rollins, of course,” Staten said. “We do want to win that game.”
Beyond that, they will take part in the conference tournament, an opportunity that Staten knows will require a lot of effort and concentration from the team both on and off the field.
“It’s really a great feeling,” Staten said. “We never thought we would be here before.”
As the team continues to move forward, they will strive to be consistent in their mindset and performance leading up to the SSC Championship. According to the SSC website, Quarterfinals will be played on Oct. 31, semifinals will be Nov. 3, and Finals will take place on Nov. 6.