Sports Contact: J.T. Wilcox, Sports Information Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2019
HIALEAH, FL – While Monday's outcome will go down as a tie, it had the feeling of a gut-punching loss.
Succumbing to its opponents' provincial style, ASA Miami was forced to settle for a 1-1 tie with visiting rival Florida National University Monday night at Milander Park.
Once the 90-minute clock ran out with the teams knotted with a goal apiece, they played two 10-minute overtime periods with "golden goal" rules (first goal wins), but neither team could find the back of the net on the humid night.
The Lady Silver Storm (3-3-1), who will open conference play on Wednesday, September 18 with a home game against Broward College, had multiple opportunities to either push the 1-0 first-half lead it held further, break the 1-1 tie through the second half, or win the game during the two overtime periods.
ASA Miami had nearly a dozen shots either hit a post, the crossbar, or miss from inside the box. Worse yet, the Lady Silver Storm were baited into more than a handful of fouls, including three yellow cards.
The team's lone goal came just before the end of the first half when sophomore Alejandra Hurtado headed in an Alejandra Mesa Eusse corner kick in the 44th minute.
After the game, Silver Storm head coach Dave Luna chastened his team for its play while also looking to light a fire within the group with a string of conference opponents on the horizon.
"We built this program to be able to compete with and beat anyone and win championships," Luna told his team. "We have a standard that we have to meet every time we take the field and it's going to take an all-out effort from every single player for us to meet that standard."