Senior goalkeeper Ashley Lantes stands second in the SBC with 62 saves
Oct. 3, 2012
Boca Raton, FL - For the third straight match, the Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer team faces a team that sits atop the Sun Belt Conference (SBC) standings. This time the encounter comes on the road when the Owls face the University of North Texas on Friday, October 5, at 8 p.m. in Denton, Texas.
The Owls (3-8 overall; 1-3 in SBC) are coming off a pair of home overtime setbacks last weekend, falling 1-0 to Western Kentucky University on Friday, September 28, before dropping a hard-fought 3-2 match to Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) on Sunday, September 30.
Freshman midfielder Claire Emslie scored both goals last weekend and now leads the team with seven goals – ranking second in the conference. She scored on a breakaway goal in the 72nd minute before converting a penalty kick goal with one second remaining to force overtime against MTSU.
Senior goalkeeper Ashley Lantes stands second in the SBC with 62 saves. She is only the second player in program history to record 300 or more career saves, and is now 13 saves away from Molly Keating’s school record of 321 saves.
FAU is preparing to make its final SBC trip to North Texas (9-3-1 overall; 4-0 in SBC) as the Mean Green prepare to enter Conference USA in 2013. The team is tied with MTSU atop the league standings following a 5-1 home victory over Troy University on Sunday. Kelsey Hodges leads a balanced scoring attack with seven goals, while Michelle Young has added six goals. Three other players have scored four goals.
Live statistics of Friday night’s match can be found here.
When: Friday, October 5, at 8 p.m. in Denton, Texas
Series History: North Texas leads 6-0
Last Time Out: Florida Atlantic scored two goals in the final 18 minutes of regulation, but fell in double overtime to Middle Tennessee 3-2 on Sunday, September 30. Freshman midfielder Claire Emslie scored both goals, including the game-tying goal on a penalty kick with one second remaining in regulation. FAU fell 1-0 in overtime to Western Kentucky on Friday, September 28.
Goals - Emslie (7)
Assists - Nash (4)
Points - Emslie (16)
Saves - Lantes (62)