Oct. 12, 2004
BOCA RATON, FL - The women's soccer team returned from its last regular season road trip with a tie and a win but turns its attention now to two Atlantic Sun opponents. Florida Atlantic University will face Jacksonville Friday, October 15, and take on Stetson Sunday, October 17. The Lady Owls, unbeaten in their last six matches, are 7-3-3 overall and 4-2-1 in the A-Sun.
Jacksonville (3-7-2, 2-2-1 A-Sun) heads into the match leading the all-time series 7-4, but FAU has gone 2-1 with two shutouts in its last three meetings. The Lady Owls avenged their loss in the 2002 A-Sun Conference tournament with a 4-0 win last year. Brolly registered a goal and an assist while Janine Aylward scored a goal and Christina Chang recorded an assist. The Dolphins are led offensively by Stephanie Elgie's five goals and 11 points. In net, Michelle Kmiotek has a 1.57 goals-against average and a .756 save percentage. Kmiotek is the younger sister of former Lady Owl Jessica Kmiotek.
Stetson (4-3-3, 2-1-2 A-Sun) hosts UCF before heading to Boca Raton. FAU holds the all-time series lead 11-7 and have won the last five matches by a score of 12-0. The Lady Owls defeated the Hatters 1-0 last season when Chang scored her sixth goal of the season ten minutes into the match. Stetson is led by goalkeeper April Eilering, fourth in the conference with a 0.77 GAA, and Sara Stock (3 goals, 2 assists).
FAU tied Georgia State, 1-1, extending its all-time series lead to 5-0-3. Susanna Lehtinen set up Denise Brolly for the Lady Owls only goal, recording an assist for a program record fifth consecutive game. The team's fifth overtime game of the year tied a school record for overtime games in a season.
The Lady Owls rebounded against Mercer with a 6-0 win, the team's third consecutive shutout against the Bears. Brolly extended two streaks in the match: consecutive games with a point (seven) and consecutive games with a goal (six, tying a program record).
FAU has gone 5-0-1 since its loss to Campbell on September 23, outscoring its opponents 26-2 with four shutouts. Brolly has led the resurgence with 10 goals, four assists and 24 points over that span and is second in the conference in goals (11) and points (28) and tied for fourth in assists (6). The Lady Owls defense has allowed only 30 shots (five shots per game), including holding Lipscomb without a shot while Megan Coyne has lowered her goals-against average to 0.98.
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