Aug. 29, 2012
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team battled more than two opposing teams last weekend at Florida Gulf Coast University's Embassy Suites Classic. The Owls also overcame Tropical Storm Isaac in the process.
Tournament matches in Fort Myers were originally scheduled for last Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. However, with Isaac's wrath setting a course for southwest Florida, FAU officials sought to amend the schedule. The second game was moved up to Saturday night in order for the team to make a safe return to Boca Raton before Sunday.
Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Women's Administrator Melissa Dawson kept coaches, players and staff members informed, and represented FAU's interests to tournament officials. Safety was paramount for all concerned.
So, the Owls ended up picking up their first win of the season, 2-1 over Wisconsin-Green Bay (read match recap here), and they got home safely. I would hate to wonder what that trip home would have been like 12 hours later early Sunday afternoon, when Isaac's powerful winds and rains hit South Florida.
Hurricanes and tropical storms won't be a factor for the team this week: it is travelling to play in a tournament in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas (at UNLV).