Women’s Soccer Falls 1-0 in First Match in Fort Myers
Sept. 1, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer team fell in their first match at Florida Gulf Coast’s weekend tournament, 1-0 to Liberty on Friday night.
The Flames (1-2-2) put in the only score of the night in the 26th minute, and held on to that slimmest of margins for the rest of the match, through a long delay and weather following that.
The Owls (3-2) could not come up with the equalizer despite eight shots on the night, and four following the halftime break.
- With the Flames holding the lead, it was the first time in 2017 the Owls played from behind
- Mary O’Hara and Pernille Velta had two shots apiece; O’Hara and Meredith Roberts had shots on goal
- Keeper Jennifer Ocampo had four saves in the loss
- The match was delayed to start by 30 minutes, with another delay of over two hours late in the first half (2:08 to be exact), and most of play following the break was played in a steady rain
“Today was filled with our first road game, lightning delays, disappointing overall performance and a loss,” said Head Coach Patrick Baker. “I thought Liberty started sharply and we seemed to be a step off, and the first half goal proved to be the difference in the game. We chased the game and scoreboard in the second half, thus had to change players and starting points. Our best players have to show up and play to their abilities, hopefully they will do that on Sunday. We will learn a lot from video and hopefully be focused right from the beginning on Sunday versus Kent State.”
The Owls wrap play at FGCU’s tourney with a Sunday morning matchup versus Kent State. First kick is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
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