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Women's Soccer: Owls Notch First SBC Win With 4-1 Victory Over ULM

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Women's Soccer: Owls Notch First SBC Win With 4-1 Victory Over ULM

Jamie Greany Records Five Points In Victory

After being held scoreless for three consecutive matches, the Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer team offense broke out in a big way Friday night in picking up its first Sun Belt Conference victory 4-1 over the University of Louisiana-Lafayette at the FAU Soccer Stadium.

“This is a well-timed victory for us as we have been having some rough times of it lately, but the kids came out and really battled,” said Brian Dooley, head women’s soccer coach.

Freshman Jamie Greany was involved in all four goals for the Owls recording three assists and scoring the game-winning goal in the 31st minute.  The goal was the first for her career and gave FAU a 2-1 advantage.

“It was just a matter for her to have a game like this … being a freshman and getting adjusted to the way we want to play she is going to have to carry some of the load for us offensively,” said Dooley.

The visiting Warhawks got on the scoreboard first on a serve from corner kick by Tiffany Bombard went through the hands of the Owls goalkeeper.  Kelly Browne finished into a wide open net in the 17th minute.

FAU wasted no time in answering back as Megan Brown tied the match a minute later on a shot from the right corner of the attacking box during an odd-man rush and finishing into the lower left corner of the net.  The scoring opportunity was set up on one of three assists for Greany in the match.

“It was critical for us to answer right back because the last three Friday night games we have fallen behind,” said Dooley.  “To come back so quickly gave everybody a deep breath and so when the team answered right back it gave us some confidence to build from.”

The Owls added an insurance goal early in the second half on Anhanhi Tran’s first goal of the season.  Her shot was from 35 yards out and found the back of the net past a diving Warhawks’ goalkeeper to the left post.

Junior Laura Hyvonen capped the scoring in the 58th minute, who led the team with four shots in the winning cause.

Freshman goalkeeper Ashley Lantes stopped six shots in net in the victory for the Owls.

FAU outshot ULM by a 19-14 advantage that included 10 shots in the second half.  Greany and Tran each added three shots for the Owls.

The Owls improve to 3-9-2 on the season and 1-4 in SBC action.  FAU will return to its home pitch on Sunday against the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, starting at 11:30 a.m.  The Warhawks fall to 1-3 in conference play and 2-8-1 overall.

Source: FAU Media Relations
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