Oct. 12, 2003
BOCA RATON, FL - The women's soccer team at Florida Atlantic University improved its chances of repeating as Atlantic Sun regular-season conference champions with a victory over Georgia State Sunday afternoon. The Lady Owls recorded their seventh shutout of the season, allowing just one shot while defeating the Panthers 3-0. Lauren Lucena tallied a goal and assist helping FAU improve its overall record to 11-3, and 6-1 in the A-Sun. GSU drops to 11-4, 3-2.
The first goal came just 6:45 into the game. Janine Aylward blasted a shot from beyond the goalies' box into the upper left corner of GSU's net. Aylward's shot came courtesy of a nice pass from teammate Denise Brolly. Brolly corralled a loose ball in the box of GSU and trailed a perfect pass to Aylward.
The Lady Owls' second goal came at 20:21. Lucena stole the ball from a GSU defender, dribbled to the far left corner of the field, and sent a cross into the box. Senior Jessica Kmiotek was at the other end waiting for Lucena's pass and one-touched a spiraling shot into the upper left corner of the goal.
Lucena finished the scoring when she headed a pass from Christina Chang into the net at the 58:09 mark in the second half. Lucena's goal was her fourth of the year.
FAU finished the game taking 15 shots, eight of which were on target.
The Lady Owls next travel to DeLand, FL, for a match up with the Stetson Hatters on October 17. "Stetson is one of the most improved teams in the league this year," head coach Brian Dooley said. The game is set for a 3:30 kickoff.