Aug. 17, 2012
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team fell 1-0 in a hard-fought double overtime match to defending co-Atlantic Sun Conference champion Jacksonville University on Friday at the FAU Soccer Stadium. It was the Owls' season opener and first athletic event in the 2012-13 calendar season.
The Owls will travel to the FGCU Embassy Suites Classic to battle Illinois State University on Friday, August 24 and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Sunday, August 26.
Jacksonville's Marie Weckhurst scored the match's only goal with just over one minute remaining in the extra time. The goal occurred on a shot from the left side of the 18-yard box flicked just inside the right post.
FAU held a 5-4 shot advantage in the extra minutes, including two shots by freshman midfielder Claire Emslie in the first 10-minute frame.
Senior goalkeeper Ashley Lantes made seven saves in net.
Individually, Emslie paced the offensive attack with four shots. Junior midfielder Marisa Russo tallied two shots. Junior forward Brittney Nash, sophomore defender Olivia Mbala, junior midfielder Lindsey Rice and freshmen Gabriella Sosa and Haleigh Stremanos each had one shot in the match.
The season opener was delayed two hours by weather in the Boca Raton area.