Sept. 5, 2003
Evanston, IL. - Florida Atlantic University's women's soccer team fell to Northwestern University 2-1 in double overtime on Friday afternoon in the opening game of the Wildcat Classic. The Lady Owls have played in three overtime games out of four games this year after playing in only one in 19 games last season.
"We played a great game," said Head Coach Brian Dooley. "We're playing teams that are challenging us and making us stronger and this type of game will only help us when the conference tournament comes around."
The Lady Owls (3-1-0) started the game just as they started the previous games, very slow. Northwestern (1-2-0) played very aggressively, pressuring FAU at every corner. The Wildcats outshot FAU 8-2 in the first half and 15-6 in the game.
FAU keeper Molly Keating, four saves, allowed only her third goal in four games as she kept Northwestern scoreless for 106 minutes before Shannon Schneeman scored her first goal of the season on a shot that slipped by into the right of the net.
Keating and Danielle Castro broke the program record for all-time games played with their 63rd game played. Keating also broke the program record for all-time games started with 63.
FAU returns to play on Sunday, September 7 against the University of Minnesota. The Lady Owls return home to play Charleston Southern, 7pm, Friday, September 12. Season ticket packages can still be purchased. Adult packages begin at $35 for the 10-game season while individual ticket prices are $4 for adults and $2 for seniors/children. Call 866-FAU-OWLS for more information on how you can purchase tickets for the 2003 Lady Owls soccer season.