Air Force Women's Soccer Falls To Cleveland State, 2-0
Falcons held scoreless despite 19 shots.
Sept. 11, 2011
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force women's soccer dropped a 2-0 match to Cleveland State Sunday morning at the Cadet Soccer Stadium. The loss drops the Falcons to 4-3 on the season, while the Vikings improved to 5-2.
Cleveland State got goals from Jamie Avona in the 27th minute and Nancy Newcomer in the 81st minute. Natalie Daniels assisted on both scores.
Air Force could not find the back of the net, despite 19 shots, 10 on goal. Krysting Shanklin led the Falcons with four shots, two on goal.
Cleveland State scored the first goal on a header off a free kick. The second score was a one-timer from seven yards out on the right side.
Goalkeeper Kelly Stambaugh had five saves in the loss for AFA. Viking keeper Becky Williams had 10 saves in the shutout win.
Prior to kickoff, Air Force honored Cleveland State head coach Derrek Falor in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2011. Falor's uncle, Navy Ret. Read Admiral Buddy Falor Flagg and Aunt Darlene Falor Flagg, were on Flight #77, the plane that crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Falor was presented with a flag that was flown over the Academy on Friday.
Air Force returns to action next Friday, Sept. 16 hosting Arkansas.