TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. ( Oct. 29, 2022) – The Conquistadors got the better of the Florida College Falcons for the second time this year. Florida National claimed a 2-0 victory Friday, after defeating the Falcons 5-0 on October 15 at Milander Park. Florida National claims nine wins for the second season in a row, standing at 9-1-2 and a perfect 2-0 in conference play while the Falcons drop to 4-8-1.
The first half for the Conquistadors was nothing like the 1-0 half they had two weeks prior, as both teams did not break the 0-0 tie before the half ended. Florida National took eight shots while Florida College only got off one for the period. Falcon goalkeeper Markus Sundin had five saves and did a solid job of keeping FNU off the board.
In the second half, FNU final broke through in a big way, scoring two goals to solidify their victory. The first goal came from Matias Leaniz on an assist from Artur Palmeira at the 68-minute mark. After a foul in the penalty area by the Falcons, Francisco Crimi sailed in a much-needed penalty to put the game out of reach at the 78-minute.
Florida College only had three shots in the match and took one corner kick. FNU totaled 18 shots with four corners. Sundin ended the match with 13 saves.
Up Next: The Conquistadors look to close out the season at Milander Park next Tuesday as No. 7 St. Thomas makes the short trip to Hialeah, Florida. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.