Oct. 10, 2004
Macon, Ga. - Florida Atlantic University's women's soccer team finished its last road trip of the regular season and extended its unbeaten streak to six games with a 6-0 win over Mercer University on Sunday afternoon. Denise Brolly extended her streak of consecutive games with a goal to six, Katri Nokso-Koivisto and Christie Ashton registered their first multi-goal games as Lady Owls and Megan Coyne recorded her third career shutout. Mercer falls to 4-8 overall and 1-4 in the Atlantic Sun, while FAU improves to 7-3-3 overall and 4-2-1 in the A-Sun.
"We were lucky to be able to get into an early rhythm and once we did, we were able to score some very nice goals," said head coach Brian Dooley. "Now we turn our attention to our final four games because three of them are against A-Sun opponents and they could decide where we finish in the conference."
Nokso-Koivisto opened the scoring for FAU in the 14th minute of play on a pass from Michelle Fazzari. Ashton increased the lead in the 26th minute, finishing off a combination of passes with Nokso-Koivisto inside the box.
Brolly scored her 11th goal of the season with one second remaining in the half, extending her streak of consecutive games with at least one point to seven. Over the seven game span, Brolly has 10 goals, five assists and 25 points. Danielle DiLeo crossed the ball from the right corner to the center of the box. Brolly settled the pass and fired a shot from 10-yards out to the right corner to give FAU a 3-0 lead.
Nokso-Koivisto and Ashton struck again within minutes of the second half, courtesy of Brolly. Brolly's long pass set up Nokso-Koivisto with a break-away goal in the 50th minute, and her cross to Ashton in the 55th minute gave the freshman her first multiple goal game of her career.
DiLeo scored the game's final goal in the 73rd minute from a Christina Chang pass. DiLeo's goal gave her a career-high six points for the year. Megan Coyne saved four shots as FAU outshot Mercer 16-7. Nokso-Koivisto has four goals, four assists and 12 points over her last four games while Ashton has scored five goals in her last five games.
Florida Atlantic returns home Friday, October 15 to play Jacksonville University at 7 pm. For ticket information, call 866-FAU-OWLS.