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Women's Soccer Upended Late by Charlotte, 3-2
Oct. 8, 2017

Box Score

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team had a 2-0 second half lead over Charlotte, but the 49ers scored twice quickly to tie it, and got the game-winner with 5:25 left in Sunday's match at Transamerica Field.

Turning Point:

Elisha Holmes had staked the Owls (7-6-2, 2-3-1 Conference USA) to their advantage, scoring in the 10th (off a one-touch from Pernille Velta) and 52nd (a cross from Madison Caldwell, who had received it herself from Asta Arnadottir). But just 4:23 after the latter goal, and 4:38 after that, Charlotte (9-4-0, 4-1-0 C-USA) equalized, with scores by Jamie Fankhauser and Julia Grainda.

The Finish:

What turned out to be the game-winner was fed in by Grainda, who had had the assist on the first as well, giving her a hand in all three scores. She found Martha Thomas ahead, and C-USA's leading scorer notched her 10th of the year in the 84th for the 49ers' only lead of the afternoon.


 

 

            Notables:

  • After scoring her first goal of the year last Sunday, Holmes totaled numbers two and three Sunday
  • Velta's assist is her team-high fourth of the season
  • Arnadottir earned her second, and Caldwell her first
  • In all, 10 Owls took shots, of the team's 14. Holmes had a high of three, and Caldwell and Sammy Vitols each took two 

Quotable:

"The first goal was excellent by Elisha, the second was very good by Elisha," said Head Coach Patrick Baker. "You go up 2-0 on any team, no matter what the elements, you just figure you're going to lock things up and get a result."

What's Next:

The three-match road trip continues, and ends, next weekend. The Owls will travel to Bowling Green, Kentucky, first for a match with WKU on Friday, and then end up at Marshall on Sunday afternoon in Huntington, West Virginia.

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