Oct. 13, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla.- The Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team picked up another point in the Conference USA standings as it battled Old Dominion to a scoreless draw on Sunday.
The Owls (2-8-4, 0-2-3 C-USA) doubled the shooting efforts of ODU by a margin of 14-7 in the double-overtime contest. FAU notched five shots on goal compared to two by the Monarchs.
"I was pleased with our overall performance today and felt it was one of our most complete games thus far," FAU head coach Patrick Baker said. "We knew Old Dominion was better than their record indicated and Coach [Joe] Pereira had them ready to go."
"We got better as the game developed and had a number of good looks around the goal during the second half," Baker said. "Our players were disappointed not to come away with three points today."
FAU is tied with East Carolina in the standings and is four points out of a tie for fifth. The top five teams at the end of the season qualify for the C-USA Championship tournament.
"We are halfway through the C-USA season and in those five games, four have gone to overtime and in the other one, our goalkeeper didn't have to make a save and we lost 1-0," Baker said. "Our young ladies are very close to being successful and keep improving in all facets of our system each week."
Sunday's match marked the first time in school history that FAU has had four ties in a season. The Owls travel to face Marshall and East Carolina on Oct. 18 and 20, respectively, in crucial C-USA matches.