Oct. 5, 2003
Nashville, TN - Florida Atlantic University's women's soccer team set the tone early with two goals in the first nine minutes as the team defeated Belmont University 5-0 on Sunday afternoon. Lisanne Peart assisted on the first of Rhonda Jones' two goals to become the program's all-time points leader while the Lady Owls shutout their second straight Atlantic Sun opponent. FAU, 8-3 overall and 4-1 in the A-Sun, tied the program record for the most wins in its first 11 games.
FAU's first goal came in the sixth minute of play when Jones headed in a cross from Peart for her fourth goal of the season. Peart, 61 career points, surpassed Melissa Bobby as the program's all-time points leader. She needs three more goals to become the program's all-time goals leader.
Christina Chang would score her third goal of the season, and second in as many games, at 8:07 when she buried her lone scoring opportunity of the day with a low shot in the box that snuck by Bruins keeper Kimberly Price.
Belmont (0-11-0, 0-3-0 A-Sun) would hold FAU scoreless for the next 30 minutes of play until Jones struck again. She recovered her first shot that ricocheted off of the post and knocked in her second goal of the game in the 39th minute. Jones has recorded seven points in her last two games and now leads the Lady Owls in goals (5) and points (11).
Denise Brolly started the scoring in the second half when she scored her second goal of the season off of a penalty kick. Lauren Lucena would score six minutes later, her third of the season, when she finished a cross by Chang.
The Lady Owls defensive unit held the Bruins to one shot in the first half and no shots in the second while holding leading scorer Amy Johnson without a shot. Molly Keating recorded one save in the first half while freshman Megan Coyne recorded no saves in her third career appearance. FAU outshot Belmont 14-1 and led in corner kicks 9-0. This is FAU's second consecutive shutout against Belmont.
FAU return home to play Mercer Friday, October 10, at 7 pm and Georgia State Sunday, October 12 at 2 pm. Season ticket packages can still be purchased. Adult packages begin at $35 while individual ticket prices are $4 for adults and $2 for seniors/children. For more information call 866-FAU-OWLS.