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Women's Soccer: UALR Downs Owls 2-0

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Women's Soccer: UALR Downs Owls 2-0

he Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer team put its postseason hopes in jeopardy, dropping a 2-0 decision to the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on Sunday at the FAU Soccer Stadium.

The victory clinched a spot for the Trojans in the eight-team Sun Belt Conference’s championship tournament, being hosted by FAU on Nov. 4-7 in Boca Raton , Fla.

FAU heads into the regular-season finale with a 5-11-3 overall record and 3-6-1 in conference play.  Meanwhile, UALR improved to 4-5-1 in Sun Belt action and is 7-9-1 overall.

The visiting Trojans grabbed the momentum in the 19th minute when Christina Veasley scored her 11th goal of the season.  The goal came during an odd-player rush and was set up by Kamiya Merrick’s pass to the center of the attacking box.

UALR added an insurance goal with 10 minutes left as a header by Merrick found the top left corner of the net.

The Trojans outshot the Owls by a slim 14-13 margin.  FAU junior midfielder Laura Hyvonen led the team with three shots in the match.  Sonia Richards, Meghan Brown and Anhnhi Tran also added shots for the hosts.

Veasley, last week’s conference player of the week, paced UALR’s offensive attack with four shots and the game-winning goal.

UALR goalkeeper Jane Picarelli made four saves in net to record the shutout.

Prior to the match the FAU women’s soccer program honored seniors Nicole Farrell, Alanna Jordan and Devon Romak.  This is the first graduating class to have players complete their entire careers in the Sun Belt Conference.

FAU returns to the pitch on Friday, October 30, when it travels to rival Florida International University , starting at 7 p.m.

Source: FAU Media Relations
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