Eagles earn first win in St. Augustine in 16 years

By Official Florida FC

Embry-Riddle boosted its chances of earning the top seed in the NCAA Division II South Region playoffs with its 2-0 win over Flagler College on Wednesday night in St. Augustine.

Senior forward Marie Seim scored a brace to help the Eagles improve to 10-1-3. Embry-Riddle has lost just once in the regular season under second-year coach Liam McIllhaton.

Seim’s second in the 67th minute put the match away.

Flagler keeper Jasmine Rehberger denied Seim on a one-on-one breakaway in the 66th minute. Moments later, Seim didn’t make a mistake and found the bottom corner.

“It was an excellent game tonight between two top Division II teams,” Flagler head coach Ashley Martin said afterward. “I thought we played well and they played excellent.”

For Flagler, the defeat snapped a 19-match home unbeaten streak. Wednesday was the first time Flagler lost at Saints Field to a non-conference opponent since a 3-0 setback against Tusculum on Sept. 14, 2014.

The Saints (10-2-3) conclude their regular season against Florida Tech on Oct. 28, before hosting the first round of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament on Nov. 6.