BOCA RATON, Fla. - In its first home match of 2014, the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team fought to a double-overtime tie with Stetson on Sunday afternoon.
FAU outshot Stetson (0-1-1) 8-4 in the first half, with each team recording one save.
A penalty kick early in the second half set FAU up for an insurance goal. Newcomer Taylor Townsend drilled the shot into the right side of the net in the 53rd minute, earning her first goal as an Owl.
Just five minutes later, Stetson got on the board. A corner kick from Eduarda Pavao was deflected by FAU keeper Sydney Drinkwater, but Allison Zaccheo was there for the rebound, cutting the lead to 2-1.
The Hatters tied the game four minutes after that as Pavao earned a goal of her own on an unassisted breakaway.
FAU takes to the road for a trip to California to play Pepperdine on Aug. 29 and Cal Poly on Aug. 31. The Owls' next home game is slated for Sept. 14 against Brown.