What a MadDog game between #5 Seahawks at #15 Fire

What a MadDog game between #5 Seahawks at #15 Fire

First update I saw this morning came from a tweet:

x.com / Tweet for Season Home Opener

Then it was game time with SEU playing very strong defense in the game producing a shutout for SEU.

Postgame post on Instagram showed:

Game Recap: Women's Soccer | 9/16/2023 5:47:00 PM | Donnie Smith

Davidson Scores Twice as Women’s Soccer Blanks No. 5 Keiser
LAKELAND, Fla.—Great defense led to offense as the 15th-ranked Southeastern women's soccer team improved to 2-0 in Sun Conference play with a 2-0 win over No. 5 Keiser on Saturday.
Sophomore Madelyn Davidson scored both goals, blasting a ball over the head of the keeper from distance in the 32nd minute, then headed in a volley off a corner kick in the 49th minute to give the Fire their first win over the Seahawks since 2020.
Just as impressive was the defensive effort which held the Seahawks (3-2-1, 1-1 SUN) off the scoresheet having racked up 16 goals in their first five games.
"The big effort and what we've talked about the past two days was shifting together," said coach Caleb Roberts. "Whatever we're doing, just commit to it and it was a big effort to defend against one of the best teams in the country and they were able to do a big job together."
Micaela Owen made two of her six saves on the day in the first 11 minutes of the contest. The Fire got the offense going off of a counterattack and nearly got on the board in the 25th minute when a shot by Ariadna Lozano hit the crossbar.
Just six minutes later, Davidson snuck a long shot just under the crossbar off a pass from Viktoria Lederer to put the Fire up 1-0.
"It was a good ball in by Vicki and Coach tells us when we are at the top of the 18 to take our shots so that's all I could think about," said Davidson.
The Fire (2-2) forced an early corner kick which Naira Lopez sent to the far post which was perfectly headed by Lozano back to the near post and headed into the net by Davidson less than three minutes into the second half.
It was then time for the defense to shine again, keeping all four shots on goal out of the back of the net. Owen made three more saves in the second half and the Fire also recorded a team save on a blocked shot by Kaylee Couey.
"Everyone was on the communication and tracking well and knew where they needed to be and held it down," said Owen of the team defense. "I've put my trust in the defense in front of me, I know they're going to do their job and I'm just here to help them."
Keiser finished with a 12-10 edge in shots and a 7-6 advantage in shots on goal.
"This is huge and I think it'll boost our confidence as a team and bring us all together and prepare us for the rest of the season," said Davidson.
The Fire will return to action on Wednesday at home against St. Thomas at 7 p.m.

This morning looking for any other updates before clicking post, I found the following:

From Suncast:

Play By Play:

Notes from the Keiser Website:

Game Information
Score: No. 5 Keiser 0, No. 15 Southeastern 2
Records: No. 5 Keiser (3-2-1, 1-1-0 SUN), No. 15 Southeastern (2-2-0, 2-0-0 SUN)
Location: SEU Soccer Field, Lakeland, Fla.

No. 5 Keiser saw their 21-game conference regular season winning streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon in Lakeland, Fla. No. 15 Southeastern frustrated the Seahawks throughout the contest and handed KU its second loss of the year.

How it Happened
Each team had an opportunity saved in the first seven minutes of the game forecasting the even matchup.
The Seahawks managed two corners in the 11th minute but were unable to create a clean opportunity.
In the 32nd minute, Southeastern found their chance out of nowhere with a deflected shot from Madelyn Davidson going over Zara Board and into the back of the net.
Keiser would take two more shots before the half, but a save from Micaela Owen kept the Fire in front going into the break.
SEU attacked early in the second half, earning a corner in the 48th minute.
The ensuing ball would find the head of Ariadna Lozano, who headed it to Davidson, who scored her second goal of the afternoon.
Both sides would continue to press forward, but neither keeper would be bested for the remainder of the game.