22nd Version of #ASunWSoc Championship Begins on Friday

22nd Version of #ASunWSoc Championship Begins on Friday

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 - The 2015 Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Championship begins on Friday with two first-round matches at split sites. No. 4 Kennesaw State welcomes No. 5 Stetson to Fifth Third Bank Stadium at 2 p.m., while No. 3 Jacksonville takes on River City rival No. 6 North Florida at 7 p.m. Both matches can be seen on ESPN3.

Top-seeded FGCU awaits the winner of the Owls vs. Hatters, while No. 2 Lipscomb faces the victor of Dolphins vs. Ospreys. FGCU will host the A-Sun Championship Semifinals and Final in Fort Myers, Fla. on Nov. 6-8.

Kennesaw State hosts Stetson | Friday, Oct. 30th; 2 p.m. | ESPN3
#4 vs. #5 Seed All-Time:
Last Match: Kennesaw State 2, Stetson 2 (Oct. 9th, 2015; at DeLand, Fla.)

#4 Kennesaw State (6-9-3; 3-3-1)
All-Time Record in A-Sun Championship: 7-5-2
No. 4 Seeds in the A-Sun Championship: 6-15-6
Last Time in A-Sun Championship: 2014; A-Sun Finals
A-Sun Championship Titles:
 Two - 2007, 2009
- Kennesaw State has posted wins in the A-Sun Championship First Round in each of the past two seasons with a 5-0 win vs. JU in 2014 and 1-0 vs. Lipscomb in 2013. 
- The Owls are 2-1-1 all-time in the first round and have advanced to the semifinals in three of the four appearances.
- KSU is unbeaten (4-0-1) against the Hatters in their last five matches and have outscored Stetson, 10-3, in the meetings.
- Kennesaw State posted a 4-2-2 record at Fifth Third Bank Stadium this season and allowed only six goals on its home turf.

#5 Stetson (9-7-1; 3-3-1)
All-Time Record in A-Sun Championship: 4-10-2
No. 5 Seeds in the A-Sun Championship: 7-11-6
Last Time in A-Sun Championship: 2013; A-Sun First Round
Best A-Sun Championship Finish: Runner-Up; 2006
- Stetson returns to the A-Sun Championship after missing the tournament last season. The Hatters are looking for their first postseason victory since 2010 when they won on the road.
- First All-Conference Sarah Collins registered 10 goals this season; the most for the Hatters since Tessa Gavilsky recorded 11 in 2009. Collins' total is second in the A-Sun.
- The Hatters are making their 13th appearance in the A-Sun Championship; second-most among active league teams behind Jacksonville (17).
- With a victory, Stetson will earn its first 10-win season since landing 11 victories in 2009.

Jacksonville hosts North Florida | Friday, Oct. 30th; 7 p.m. | ESPN3
#3 vs. #6 Seed All-Time:
Last Match: Jacksonville 2, North Florida 1 (Oct. 23rd, 2015; at JU)

#3 Jacksonville (6-7-2; 4-2-1)
Twitter: @JU_WSOC
All-Time Record in A-Sun Championship: 15-12-5
No. 3 Seeds in the A-Sun Championship: 15-11-6
Last Time in A-Sun Championship: 2014; A-Sun First Round
A-Sun Championship Titles: Three - 2000, 2006 & 2013
- Jacksonville is undefeated against North Florida in their last eight meetings as the Dolphins have posted a 7-0-1 record. JU is appearing in its 12th-straight A-Sun Championship.
- The Dolphins have allowed only one goal in their last four matches as Second Team All-Conference keeper, Sara Wicks has 22 saves during that span.
- First Team All-Conference Marie Weckhurst has four goals during JU's four-game win streak including the game-winners vs. UNF, NJIT and Kennesaw State.
- Head Coach Brian Copham is the all-time wins leader at Jacksonville with a career record of 78-56-19. JU has never finished with a losing record under Copham.

#6 North Florida (4-11-1; 2-4-1)
All-Time Record in A-Sun Championship: 2-4-0
No. 6 Seeds in the A-Sun Championship: 7-16-4
Last Time in A-Sun Championship: 2014; A-Sun First Round
Best A-Sun Championship Finish: Semifinals; 2011-12
- Second Team All-Conference Krista Colubiale leads the Ospreys in scoring with three, while Lanie Keating is best on the team for points with eight.
- Each time North Florida reached the A-Sun Semifinals in 2011-12, the Ospreys collected a road win in the opening round. Both of their first round losses were at home.
- Head Coach Robin Confer will be searching for her first career postseason victory. Confer took over the UNF program in 2014.
- UNF has played in nine matches this season decided by one goals or less. The Ospreys are 2-6-1 in those matches.