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Stetson steals one from FIU, 2-1, in women's soccer

Alexis Hermosa scored her second goal of the match with 1:37 remaining to give Stetson a 2-1 win over FIU in the season opener for both women's soccer teams.

As described by FIU coach Thomas Chestnutt by phone from DeLand, Hermosa had the ball in the area, then saw her pass blocked. But the ball came right back to her and she buried the game-winner. Hermosa had tied the game on a penalty kick in the 64th minute.

FIU outshot Stetson 22-8, had a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks and, much of the match, a 1-0 lead on a Kelly Hutchinson goal in the fifth minute.

"The team did some very good things that created a couple of opportunities for ourselves," Chestnutt said. "We just didn't finish. If we finish a couple of those chances, especially in the first half, it doesn't come down to the end."

FIU's home opener is Sunday night, 7 p.m. against No. 9 Florida.

The men's soccer team has a preseason game at home against Barry Saturday morning at 10 a.m.



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