SAINT LEO, Fla. – After the start of the game was moved up due to weather, and heavy traffic going north in the area delayed the start back to the original time of 7pm where after a 7 hour drive for the Florida National Conquistadors, when normally it would be a 3.5 hour drive, the Conquistadors were still able to defeat Saint Leo men’s soccer 6-0 Wednesday evening at University Soccer Field in Saint Leo Florida.
In the home opener, for the Lions saw Keisuke Ohata led the way in the front with two shots on the night where newcomers Armin Bajric, Hermon Constant, and Devi Ndrita each tallied one in their home game debut.
But the Conquistadors were able to outshot the Lions 18-5 on the night with six balls in the back of the net. Six different players scored for Florida National in Rodrigo Costa, Pedro Veiga, Gabriel Barbosa, David Ochoa, Nicolas Micoli, and Francisco Bongiovani.
Florida National used four second half goals to move past Saint Leo by six goals Wednesday night.
Record: FNU 6-0-1 and the only tie coming in on a exhibition game vs NCAA Div I Florida Gulf Coast University
16′| David Ochoa found the back of the net after he tracked down a ball deep in Lion territory. | Florida National 1-0 |
22′| Rodrigo Costa played a perfect throughball for the Conquistadors where Gabriel Barbosa placed it into the side of the net. | Florida National 2-0 |
54′| Costa found himself on the opposite side of the goal where he received a pass from Pedro Veiga to push the lead to 3-0. | Florida National 3-0 |
57′| Ochoa picked up his assist on the night when he fed a ball through the Lion defense and found Pedro Veiga for the goal. | Florida National 4-0 |
76′| After a hard tackle in the Lions defensive box, a red card was issued right before Nicolas Micoli buried the ball past keeper Conor McElhinney. | Florida National 5-0 |
86′| Francisco Bongiovani headed the ball into the top of the net off a corner kick from Allan Sorato giving the Conquistadors the final goal of the game. | Florida National 6-0 |
Highlights for Florida National
- Six different played for the Conquistadors scored where three of those also tallied an assists as Florida National moved to 6-0-1 on the year.
- Rodrigo Costa, Pedro Veiga, and David Ochoa each notched a goal and an assist where Gabriel Barbosa, Francisco Bongiovani, and Nicolas Micoli each scored one goal.
- Allan Sorato picked up an assist on a corner kick in the 86th minute.
The Conquistadors are at home on Wednesday if the weather permits it vs Eastern Florida State College at 5pm in Goodlet Park Hialeah, Florida. Come out and support your Conquistadors!