ATLANTA, Ga. - FGCU and North Florida combined to outscore their opponents 14-1 in a pair of victories on the final Thursday night of non-conference play in ASUN Conference Women's Soccer. For FGCU, they remain unbeaten at 6-0-1 and North Florida wins their fifth-straight to move to 5-3 on the year.
ASUN Women's Soccer Results: Thursday, Sept. 13
FGCU 5, FIU 1
North Florida 9, Webber International 0
Chattanooga 3, North Alabama 0
Cincinnati 2, Lipscomb 1 (OT)
Samford 2, Kennesaw State 0
FGCU scored early and often to take down FIU on its own home field by a final score of 5-1. In her first career start, Kara Kyramarios buried the first goal of the night just three minutes into play before Evdokia Popadinova padded the lead with her sixth of the season before 10 minutes hit on the game clock. Preseason ASUN Player of the Year Marjorie Boilesen netted her third of the season to go along with a helper on Popadinova's tally. FGCU added two more goals in the second half before FIU broke the Eagles' 325-minute streak without allowing a goal in the 80th minute. FGCU returns to the pitch Sunday when it faces Loyola (Il.) in Chicago.
North Florida won its fifth-straight game behind an offensive showing against Webber International. Thais Reiss was the big star as she netted one goal and assisted on two others as part of a 9-0 showcase for the Ospreys. Hannah Bermudez, Kelli Crowley and Angelica Stege all scored their first goals of the season in the second half to propel UNF to their best offensive showing since 2012 when it scored seven times vs. USC Upstate. This is the second year in a row in which the Ospreys have built a winning streak of five games and they will ride that into ASUN play next Friday when they host Stetson.
Kennesaw State suffered a blow on the road, losing 2-0 to Samford to drop to 7-2 on the season. The Owls did not get off a single shot on the night as the lanes on the wings were closed off and they could not get any balls into the box. KSU will look to get its eighth win on Sunday hosting Mercer in its final non-conference match.
Lipscomb suffered a heartbreaking loss to Cincinnati in overtime after leading 1-0 all the way into the 79th minute. Olivia Doak netted the lone goal for the Bisons in the 19th and Kate Mason made six saves to keep Lipscomb in the lead. But Dee Pekou notched the game-tying goal late before the Bearcats hit the golden goal midway through the first overtime period.
North Alabama lost its fourth-straight 3-0 to Chattanooga on the road. UNA was able to penetrate the offensive half of the field, but could only muster two shots on goal of its 10 taken throughout the contest. The Lions look to break their rough skid at home vs. Troy on Sunday.
ASUN Women's Soccer Upcoming Schedule: Friday, Sept. 14
NJIT vs. Temple - 3:30 PM (Highlander Sports Network)