LakePoint, Ga. - FGCU and NJIT collected road victories on Friday night in ASUN Conference Women's Soccer non-conference action with the Eagles defeating Arizona for the second time in program history and the Highlanders earning their third-straight victory.
ASUN Women's Soccer Results: Friday, Sept. 8
FGCU 1, Arizona 0
NJIT 3, Fairfield 2
Wofford 3, USC Upstate 2
FGCU became the first ASUN side to earn its sixth victory of the season with a 1-0 victory against Pac-12 Conference foe, Arizona. The Eagles converted their only scoring opportunity in the first half as a long ball bounced past the Arizona defense allowing Varin Ness a breakaway vs. the Wildcat goalie which she converted in the 25th minute. Melissa Weck earned the spotlight for the Eagles with 10 saves, including seven in the first half, as FGCU extended its win streak to five-straight. The Eagles tangle with Arizona State on Sunday.
NJIT pushed its win streak to three games as the Highlanders posted a 3-2 victory at Fairfield. The win streak is the longest for NJIT since 2009. Melanie Zrno opened the scoring for NJIT - 70 seconds into the contest - with her floater over the Staggs keeper on an assist from Christine Conaghy. In the 27th minute, Jennifer Callaghan tallied her first career goal as a beautiful through ball in the middle of the field from Arianna Gerber found Callaghan in a one-on-one situation with the keeper. Fairfield evened the contest with two second-half goals before Noelle Batista registered the game-winner in the 81st minute. Batista's header on a free kick from Emily Heckman bounced off a Fairfield defender and into the net as NJIT improved to 3-3 on the year.
USC Upstate nearly earned its first-ever win against crosstown rival Wofford as the Spartans held a 2-0 halftime lead on the Terriers. The Spartans converted scoring chances in the 22nd and 27th minutes from Kate Winegarner and Abbie Ellis, but three second-half goals from Wofford thwarted Upstate's chances.
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