Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Preparing for Final Non-Conference Match, Hosting UAB on Sunday

Sept. 13, 2012

Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team will close out its non-conference season with a home match against UAB on Sunday, September 16, at 11 a.m. at the FAU Soccer Stadium, 777 Glades Road on the Boca Raton campus. This will be the first home match for the Owls since the season opener on Friday, August 17.

FAU, 1-5 on the season, is seeking to end a three-match losing streak. The latest setback was a 5-2 loss at Stetson University on September 8.

Freshman forward Taylor Sorrels leads the team with two goals, and she has found the back of the net in the last two matches. Junior forward Brittney Nash and freshman midfielder Claire Emslie are tied for team high honors with two assists.

UAB is 0-6 on the season and will play at Stetson on Friday, September 14, to begin its trip to the Sunshine State. Sunday's match will mark the first match in program history between the two schools. The Blazers have played a competitive fall schedule, facing Alabama, Mississippi State and Mississippi of the Southeastern Conference along with Oregon and Oregon State of the Pac-12 Conference. Those quality opponents have limited the team to just four goals in six matches this season.

Live statistics of Sunday's match can be found . For tickets contact the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.

The Owls will begin Sun Belt Conference play with a two-match road trip to Alabama next weekend. They will battle Troy University on Friday, September 21 before facing the University of South Alabama on Sunday, September 23.

Scene Setters

Who: UAB (0-6-0) at Florida Atlantic (1-5-0)

When: Sunday, September 16, at 11 a.m.

Where: FAU Soccer Stadium, 777 Glades Road on the Boca Raton campus

Last Time Out: Freshman forward Taylor Sorrels scored her team-leading second goal of the season in a 5-2 road loss at Stetson on September 8. Junior midfielder Marisa Russo found the back of the net for the first time in 2012. Senior goalkeeper Ashley Lantes tied her career high with 14 saves in the match.

Statistical Leaders

Goals - Sorrels with two goals

Assists - Nash and Emslie with two assists each

Points - Sorrels with five points

Saves - Lantes with 32 saves

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