Women's Soccer Hosts FAU Classic This Weekend
Cabrera led the Owls with three shot attempts in Sunday's 1-0 win.

Cabrera led the Owls with three shot attempts in Sunday's 1-0 win.

Sept. 4, 2007

BOCA RATON, FL - Monique Cabrera and the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team welcome a trio of teams to South Florida as the Owls host the FAU Classic at FAU Field on Friday and Sunday.

Cabrera, a senior from West Palm Beach, FL, is second on the team with four shot attempts, three on goal .

FAU (1-1-0) split its two games during the San Diego State Invitational in the season's opening weekend, but Badders' first shutout wasn't the only milestone to fall. Senior forward Susanna Lehtinen scored a goal just minutes into the opener, to become the program's all-time points leader. She would add an assist on Sunday to give her 66 points in her FAU career. Her 30 career assists are 14 more than anyone else in FAU history.

The Owls will open the weekend as the nightcap of Friday's action, as they face defending Mid-American Conference Champion Ball State. The Cardinals (1-1-0) also split their opening weekend, defeating IPFW before falling to Butler. BSU was voted the preseason favorite in the MAC preseason poll.

Emily Rein leads the team with a goal and three assists, while Sarah Schumacker is the only player on the team with multiple (two) goals. Rachael Murphy is the team's primary goalkeeper. In 164:20 she's allowed two goals and made three saves.

Florida Atlantic will face Northwestern in the nightcap on Sunday, part of a triple-header of action at FAU Field on Sunday. FAU's men's squad faces UNLV in the morning, with the final two games of the FAU Classic scheduled for the afternoon.

Northwestern, a member of the Big Ten Conference, also split its opening weekend slate. The Wildcats defeated Drake, 1-0 in overtime, before falling to Nebraska 2-0.

NU finished with eight wins a year ago and finished third in the Big Ten in goals scored. The team returned 10 of its 11 starters from a year ago, including Kelsey Hans who scored seven times in 2006 and ranks second on NU's all-time career list. Also back for another season is senior goalkeeper Lauren Johnston, who played in all 20 games last season and has played every second between the pipes for the Wildcats this year.



Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children, and for any youth wearing their youth team's soccer jersey the cost is just $1. Groups of 15 or more can also see the action for as little as $1 per ticket. Gates open one hour prior to kickoff.

For those who cannot make it out to FAU Field, fans can watch all the action on GameTracker, provided by FAUsports.com. Friday's action begins with UNC-Greensboro vs. Northwestern at 5 p.m., and FAU faces Ball State immediately after.

On Sunday, UNC-Greensboro faces Ball State to start the day, with the match scheduled for an 11 a.m. start. The Owls will face the Wildcats immediately following that game.