Sept. 7, 2003
Evanston, IL. - Florida Atlantic University's women's soccer team finished up its five games in 10 days stretch with a 1-0 loss to the University of Minnesota in the third game of the Wildcat Classic. The Lady Owls finished with a 3-2 record and wins against Miami and no. 25 Indiana in the 10 day span.
"This was another good game that we played," said Head Coach Brian Dooley. "We missed some great opportunities, Autumn [Baur] had a good head ball that hit the post, but we finished this 10 day span unscathed and stronger than when we entered it."
Minnesota put pressure on early and often as sophomore Nicki Burnie fired a shot on Lady Owls keeper Molly Keating at 39:36 of the first half which came to an open Haley Lentsch, who got the easy put-back. For the first half, Minnesota out-shot the Owls 9-1, including a 6-1 shots-on-goal advantage.
FAU stepped up its offensive efforts in the second stanza, as Autumn Baur's head shot ricocheted off the Golden Gopher crossbar midway through the half, but Minnesota withstood the attack for their first shut-out of the season. The Owls out-shot the Golden Gophers, 5-2, in the second half.
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.