Sept. 11, 2007
BOCA RATON, FL - Head Coach Brian Dooley and the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team travels across the state to face the University of Toledo before welcoming the University of South Florida to FAU Field.
FAU will face Toledo in Ft. Myers, FL, as the two teams square off on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.
The Owls are coming off a pair of tough losses last weekend, falling 2-1 to both Ball State and Northwestern during the FAU Classic. In each game, the Owls fell behind 2-0 before fighting back to within a goal early in the second half, but late offensive flurries fell short in both games. Brittany Comer and Allyssa Eramo scored their first goal of the season during the two games.
UT (2-1-1) is led by Molly Cornwell, who already has four goals and four assists for 12 points this season. Ali Leak has provided three goals of her own, as the duo have scored seven of the nine goals this season for the Rockets. Angela Righeimer is Toledo's top keeper, playing all but 15 minutes this season between the pipes. She's made 15 saves and has one shutout on the season, posting a 1.23 goals-against average.
This is the first-ever meeting between the Rockets and Owls.
South Florida (0-2-1) has gotten off to a slow start offensively against a tough schedule that includes Ole Miss, Florida and Georgia, as the Bulls have yet to score a goal this season. They have been outscored 7-0 during the stretch, and been out shot 38-15. Lindsay Brauer leads the team with seven shot attempts, and only Rachel Jakubowski is the only other Bull with more than one (two).
Mallori Lofton-Malachi acts as USF's primary goalkeeper. The sophomore from Philadelphia, PA has played every second in goal for the Bulls, making 11 saves and earning one shutout.
Florida Atlantic is 4-6-2 all-time against USF. The last meeting resulted in a 2-2 tie on September 3, 2006 in Tampa, FL. The last time the two teams met on FAU Field, the Owls came away with a 1-0 win in 2005.
The match-up between the Owls and Rockets is set to begin at 4 p.m., on Friday. Sunday's meeting with USF at FAU Field is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start, but is part of a triple header with the men's soccer tournament and will begin 30 minutes following the conclusion of the contest between Florida Atlantic and Georgia State's men's soccer programs.
Sunday is Youth Soccer Appreciation Day. Teams that fax their roster to the FAU Athletics Office, care of Maureen Lin, will have their players and a coach admitted free of charge. Rosters can be sent to 561-297-3963 and must be submitted by September 12. Also, players' friends and family members who sign up in advance can also purchase tickets for just $1. Youth teams must arrive as a group on game day. The form to submit a youth team roster can be found at FAUsports.com.
In addition, anyone who shows their ticket stub from Saturday's football game between the Owls and the Minnesota Golden Gophers will be admitted for half price. Tickets are regularly $4 for adults and $2 for youth. Gates open at FAU Field one hour prior to game time.