Oct. 6, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. - For the first time this season, the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team lost an overtime match as the Owls (2-8-3, 0-2-2 C-USA) were defeated 2-1 by UTEP on Sunday.
FAU was outshot 18-6 in regulation, but goalkeeper Courtney Zwetsch's six saves kept the Owls in the Conference USA contest.
The Miners (9-3-2, 2-1-1 C-USA) struck first, scoring off of an FAU foul in the 30th minute. Aleah Davis scored her third goal of the season, assisted by Lauren Katada.
To open the second half, the Owls responded in a similar fashion. A foul by UTEP set up Kelsey Parry's cross that Brittney Nash netted to tie the game. That marked the first home goal for FAU this season and the second for Nash in her senior campaign.
FAU placed a header on goal in the final minute of regulation, but it was saved by UTEP's Sarah Dilling.
The first shot in overtime was the game-winner as UTEP's leading scorer Azia Nicholson scored on an assist from Jade Babcock. Nicholson ranks among the top scorers in Conference USA with her seventh goal of the season.
The Owls placed four shots on goal, including a pair by Claire Emslie.
FAU has Friday off and will return to the pitch on Sunday, Oct. 13 to host Old Dominion. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with the FAU men's soccer team.