2009 college soccer archives



FSU Blanks Duke 2-0

CARY, N.C. - Third-ranked Florida State (15-3-1) registered a pair of second half goals including the game-winner from Tiffany McCarty in the 71st minute as the Seminoles went on to post a 2-0 victory over Duke (8-8-4) in the opening game of the ACC Women's Soccer Championship.

FSU moved to 2-0-0 all-time against Duke in the ACC Tournament while pushing its unbeaten streak to five straight over the Blue Devils.

McCarty, the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, broke a scoreless tie half way through the second half timing her run perfectly on a through ball by Amanda DaCosta. With Duke keeper Tara Campbell charging on the play, McCarty made a nice move to her left to beat the Blue Devil net minder before slotting a low liner inside the right post for her team leading 16th goal of the season. more


Although she has been one of the most successful coaches in any sport in school history, this was the first time Cromwell, who is in her 11th campaign with the Knights, earned a coach of the year accolade by either C-USA or the Atlantic Sun (the A-Sun typically voted for the coach who led the biggest turnaround). She was the Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 2004.

Cromwell currently holds a 156-66-15 record while at UCF and has guided the program to seven NCAA Tournaments with hopes of an eighth trip to the dance in 2009. A player on the United States National Team from 1991-98, she has led the Knights to three C-USA regular-season crowns in five years in the conference. more



Brady Garners Weekly Offensive Player of the Week Honors

ORLANDO, Fla. (November 2, 2009) - Rollins junior forward Chelsea Brady was named Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week it was announced by conference officials Monday. This marks the second Player of the Week recognition Brady has earned in her career.

The Melbourne, Fla. native scored two of the No. 8 Tars' three goals in a 3-0 win at Florida Southern, giving the squad its second consecutive SSC regular-season title. Brady netted the game winner in the 33rd minute and then sealed the contest by scoring the final goal in the 84th minute. more


Lauren Hyde Named SEC Defensive Player of the Year; Six Gators Recognized by League

University of Florida senior All-American Lauren Hyde is the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, the SEC announced Tuesday morning. She is one of three Gator soccer players named to 2009 All-SEC teams. Hyde is joined on the 11-member All-SEC first team by junior goalkeeper Katie Fraine. Sophomore forward/midfielder Lindsay Thompson is an All-SEC second team selection. Florida also placed three on the SEC All-Freshman team – Brooke Thigpen, Erika Tymrak and Kathryn Williamson.  more



McCarty Named ACC Offensive Player Of The Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Florida State, the top seed in this week's ACC Women's Soccer Championship, placed a combined six student-athletes on this year's All-ACC teams as announced today by the Atlantic Coast Conference and Commissioner John D. Swofford.

The Seminoles also claimed two of the four individual accolades as sophomore Tiffany McCarty was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, while Mark Krikorian was honored as the league's Coach of the Year. The conference postseason awards were selected by a vote of the league's 11 head coaches. more



Savage Earns SBC Freshman of the Year, Chestnutt Nabs Coach of the Year

MIAMI - Goalkeeper Kaitlyn Savage was named the Sun Belt Women's Soccer Freshman of the Year, and for the second consecutive season, head coach Thomas Chestnutt was named the Sun Belt Coach of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. In addition, the Golden Panthers earned four All-Conference First and Second Team selections.

Sophomore defender Katrina Rose earned First Team distinction, improving upon her Second Team status in 2008. Senior midfielder Amy Jackson, junior forward Thaisa Moreno and Savage were all named to the Second Team. more



Hurricanes Season Comes to an End at Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –  The University of Miami women’s soccer team (8-10-1, 3-6-1) played its final game of the 2009 season, falling to the host University of Virginia Cavaliers (9-5-4, 4-4-2) by a 2-0 score at Klockner Stadium on Sunday afternoon.


Virginia scored both of its goals in the final period, in the 54th minute and another in the 81st - off the feet of Lauren Alwine and Kika Toulouse respectively.  The Cavaliers held the Hurricanes to only two shots on goal. more



Columbus State women top Flagler 4-0 and claim PBC regular season title

SeniorsST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. − Stephanie Parrish scored a pair of goals to help lead seventh-ranked Columbus State University to 4-0 win over Flagler College in the last regular season Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer match of the season Sunday afternoon at Saints Field.

The Cougars won their fifth consecutive regular season title and will now vie for its fourth straight conference tournament championship which will start with a quarterfinal match-up against No. 8 seed University of Montevallo Tuesday (Nov. 3) at 7 p.m. Flagler will go in as the No. 6 seed and travel to Greenwood, S.C., to take on No. 3 seed Lander University at 4:30 p.m. more



Bulls Eliminated From BIG EAST by Notre Dame

TAMPA - The University of South Florida women's soccer teams was eliminated from the 2009 BIG EAST Tournament by top-seeded Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind by the score of 5-0 Sunday afternoon.

The Irish did all their damage in the first half play. Senior goalkeeper Mallori Lofton-Malachi surrendered four goals in just over 33 minutes of action. She was relieved by redshirt freshman Gaby Garton who played the remaining 46 minutes of the match. more


FSU Hangs On To Beat The Hokies

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Third-ranked Florida State (14-3-1, 7-2-1 ACC) closed out the regular season with a 2-1 victory over No. 17 Virginia Tech (13-6-0, 6-4-0 ACC) on a cold, overcast Sunday afternoon in Blacksburg. With the win, the Seminoles claimed their first ACC regular season title in school history.

The Seminoles become just the second school outside the state of North Carolina to claim the ACC regular season title. FSU joins Clemson, who finished first in the league standings with a 5-1-1 record in 2000. more



Simon Leads Stetson to Quarterfinal Win over Campbell

DeLand, Fla. - Natalie Simon (Lauderhill, Fla.) came off the bench to spark the offense and lead Stetson (11-6-2) to a 2-1 win over Campbell (9-9-2) in Saturday's quarterfinal game of the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship Tournament. Simon's relentless hustle led to her score the game's first goal, and then set up the eventual game-winner.

The A-Sun's back-to-back Player of the Year Tessa Gavilsky (Granite City, Ill.) picked up an assist on Simon's goal and then scored the eventual game-winner two minutes later. more


JU women’s soccer downs Mercer in penalty kicks, advances to A-Sun Semifinals

f there was a replay button for women’s soccer it would have been pressed tonight as JU outlasted Mercer in penalty kicks to advance to the A-Sun semifinals, 2-2 (3-0).

The Dolphins (8-6-5, 5-1-4 A-Sun) downed East Tennessee State last year and did the same to the Bears (8-6-4, 5-4-1) in 2009 as freshman Lisa Hensley scored twice before sophomore Liz Fink put away the final penalty kick. more


Jones, Morris Earn CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District

Kaley Morris (photo courtesy of, Fla. — Seniors Courtney Jones (Panama City, Fla./Bay HS) and Kaley Morris (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS) of the No. 1 University of West Florida women’s soccer team have been selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America to the Academic All-District Team. Jones represents the Argos on the First Team while Morris will claim her spot on the Third Team for district three. more



Two Moccasins Earn Academic Honors

The Moccasins' Ashlie Haas and Renee Heacock have received third-team recognition on the 2009 Academic All-District Women's Soccer Team selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Both players have started every game this season for the Moccasins (10-6-1).  Haas, a junior defender, has a goal and two assists, while Heacock, a senior defender, has two goals and one assist. more



No. 17 Panthers Conclude Regular Season with 1-1 Draw

MELBOURNE, Fla. (Women’s Soccer) – The 17th-ranked Florida Tech Panthers had their share of opportunities against No. 7 Columbus State, but their bid to knock off a top 10 team was put on hold as Friday’s regular season finale ended in a 1-1 tie after 90 minutes of play.

Tech heads into the Sunshine State Conference Tournament with a 14-2-1 overall record.  Including Friday’s draw, the Panthers are now 13-1-1 in their last 15 matches.   Columbus State heads into its final match of the season with a record of 14-1-3. more



Canes Lose on Late Goal to No. 17 Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The University of Miami women's soccer team (8-9-1, 3-5-1) fell to the No. 17 Virginia Tech Hokies (13-5-0,6-3-0), 2-1 on a heart-breaking goal in the game's final seconds at Thompson Field on Friday night.

With just seven seconds remaining in regulation, there was a scramble in front of the Hurricane net - when Emily Jukich headed in the unassisted game-winner.

The second half saw Virginia Tech pick up the offensive pressure as they outshot the Hurricanes 13-1 and took 10 corners to just one for UM. Tech's game-tying goal came in the 76th minute as Jennifer Harvey tapped in a long throw in from Julian Johnson. more


Seniors Lift No. 8 UCF to 4-0 Win in the Regular-Season Finale

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - The No. 8 UCF women's soccer team capped off its regular season by winning its ninth-straight match in a 4-0 win over Southern Miss Friday in front of 1,048 fans. The Knights have secured the outright Conference USA regular-season title and will be the No. 1 seed for the C-USA Championship next weekend in Dallas, Texas.

"Tonight was senior night, we scored some great goals and a lot of players contributed," said 11th year head coach Amanda Cromwell. "Across the board I'm very happy about tonight. This senior group has a tremendous body of work behind them and I'm excited about what's to come. We have two mini-seasons left. We have to take two games at the conference tournament, and from there its six games at the NCAA Tournament."  more



FSU Falls At Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Third-ranked Florida State (13-3-1, 6-2-1 ACC) could not overcome a late first half goal by Virginia (8-5-4, 3-4-2 ACC) as the Seminoles fell 1-0 to the Cavaliers Friday night on a cool, brisk evening in Charlottesville.

Virginia's Sinead Farrelly scored the game's only goal in the 44th minute to keep the Garnet and Gold winless all-time against the Cavaliers in 18 chances. It also marked the fourth time this year the Seminoles were held without a goal. more



No. 10 Florida Soccer Claims SEC Title with 3-0 Win Over No. 13 USC

Knowing that only a win would guarantee the Southeastern Conference title would stay in Gainesville, the No. 10 University of Florida soccer team (14-4-2, 8-1-2 SEC) shut out No. 13 South Carolina (15-3-1, 7-3-1 SEC) 3-0 in the regular-season finale Friday evening in front of a James G. Pressly Stadium crowd of 3,104. The title is the fourth consecutive for the Gators and the 10th in the program’s 15-year history.

Florida entered tonight’s match with a one-point lead over South Carolina and LSU in the league standings. The win pushes Florida’s final point total to 26 points. LSU took second in the final SEC standings with 25 points after its 4-1 win at Arkansas Friday. more



Hyde & Thompson on ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Soccer Team

Two University of Florida soccer players earned spots on 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III teams. Senior Lauren Hyde and sophomore Lindsay Thompson both appear on the district third team.

Hyde owns a 3.60 grade point average in sports management. She leads UF this season with her average of 89.7 minutes per match. The defender scored two goals in 2009 – versus USF and versus Auburn and was named to the National Team of the Week on Aug. 31. Hyde is sixth among the Gators with seven points (2 goals, 3 assists). more



Make It 28 Straight

LAKELAND, Fla.--Make it 28 straight games for the Lady Fire.

The Southeastern University women's soccer team pushed its unbeaten streak within the South Region to 28 games, Thursday night, defeating Atlanta Christian College, 4-0. The Lady Fire now advances to the South Region Championship game for the fourth straight year.

It did not take long for the Lady Fire to strike, either, as Alyssa Hunt scored off of a crossing pass in the box from freshman Lorin Ressler just seven minutes into the game. more



MIAMI - Senior Night couldn't be a more fitting description of Friday's game. Senior Marina Pappas connected with classmate and fellow captain Amy Jackson for FIU's game-winning goal in the Golden Panthers' 1-0 win over rival FAU in the final regular season game.

With the victory, FIU (11-5-3, 9-1-1) became the Sun Belt regular season champion and earned the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. more



FGCU Garners Multiple Postseason Awards

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Four FGCU student-athletes received conference honors led by Katherine Correllus and Amber McCall, both earning First-Team All-Atlantic Sun honors. Joining the First-Team All-Conference performers is Danielle Faller who was named Freshman of the Year and goalkeeper Stephanie Powers who earned A-Sun Second-Team honors. more



Gavilsky, Berg, and Cromwell Earn All-Conference Honors

DeLand, Fla. - For the second consecutive season Tessa Gavilsky has earned the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year award. She is the first Hatter ever to have earned the honor, and now she has done it twice. Joining the First Team All-Conference performer is Heather Berg who was named Second Team All-Conference and Christina Cromwell who was named to the A-Sun All-Freshman Team.

The A-Sun All Conference teams are voted on by the conference head coaches and sports information directors. more



Pirates defeat Saints, 5-0
SAVANNAH, Ga. − Kristina Pascutti scored two goals and Kristin Burton added a goal and an assist as Armstrong Atlantic State University defeated Flagler College 5-0 in a Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer match Thursday afternoon at AT&T Park.

AASU won its second match in a row and takes over first place in the conference with an 8-2-0 record in its last league match. The Pirates are 12-3-3 overall. Flagler, just 24 hours after blanking Georgia Southwestern on the road, fell to 8-7-1 overall and 4-4-1 in the conference. more



Tars Secure Second-Straight SSC Title with 3-0 Shutout over Florida Southern

LAKELAND, Fla. (October 29, 2009) - The eighth-ranked Rollins women's soccer team secured their second-straight, outright Sunshine State Conference regular season championship  with a 3-0 shutout over Florida Southern on Thursday.  The Tars earn the top seed in next week's conference tournament, and will host both the semifinals and championship match in Winter Park.

Rollins (13-1-2, 7-0-1) concluded their regular season slate with an undefeated mark in conference action and denied contenders Florida Tech and Florida Southern any part of the title. more



Klotz Sends Bulls to BIG EAST Quarterfinals

TAMPA - - Sophomore Chelsea Klotz took advantage of a DePaul turnover deep in Blue Demon territory and sent home the game winner with 6:10 remaining to propel the fifth seeded University of South Florida women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over DePaul in the first round of the 2009 BIG EAST Tournament .

Klotz corralled the loose ball just outside the 18-yard box and beat the diving DePaul keeper to her left for the unassisted goal. The goal was Klotz's ninth goal of the season and her fifth game-winner of the season. more



Flagler women shutout Georgia Southwestern, 4-0

AMERICUS, Ga. − Christina Anthony (Spring Hill, Fla./Mississippi Gulf Coast CC) scored two goals to help lead Flagler College to a 4-0 win over Georgia Southwestern State University in a Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer match Wednesday afternoon at Hurricane Field.

Flagler raised its record to 8-6-1 overall and 4-3-1 in conference play. Georgia Southwestern concluded its season with a 3-13-0 overall record and a 0-10 record in the league. more


No. 17 Panthers Solidify First Round Bye in SSC Tournament

MELBOURNE, Fla. (Women’s Soccer) – Florida Tech wrapped up its regular season conference schedule with an 8-0 win over the Eckerd Tritons on Tuesday at Rick Stottler Field.  With the victory, the Panthers guaranteed themselves at least the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Sunshine State Conference Tournament scheduled to begin Tuesday, Nov. 3.

By earning at least the No. 2 seed in the tournament, Tech will not only host at least one match, but they will also receive a first round bye.  Up until this year, the Panthers had not achieved a seed higher than sixth in the conference tournament. more



Mocs Still Fifth in NCAA South Region Poll; SSC Title at Stake Thursday Night
With a week off from competition and one regular season game remaining, Florida Southern remained #5 in the NCAA Division II South Region rankings released Wednesday. The Moccasins host Rollins College on Thursday night in a game that will decide the Sunshine State Conference title, the host sites for most of the SSC Tournament, and possibly have a major impact on next week’s final regional poll. more



TAMPA, Fla. – The Saint Leo women’s soccer team (8-4-1, 5-3 SSC) finished out the regular season with a 2-1 defeat of the University of Tampa Spartans (6-11, 2-6 SSC) in an Sunshine State Conference battle from Pepin Stadium, Wednesday evening.

Sara Macko had a hand in both goals for the Lions, as she opened up the contest with the games first tally before setting up Chrissy Darwell for the eventual game-winning goal in the second half. Defensively, the Lions, led by Ana Davila and Francesca Williams, held the Spartans to nine shots while limiting them to just five shots-on-goal more



Stephan Claims Weekly Honors

Ella Stephan notched her first career game-winner scoring the golden goal in FSU's 3-2 double overtime victory over UNC.TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - For the second week in a row a Florida State student-athlete was honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference for her outstanding contribution on the field. Ella Stephan was named the league's Co-Player of the Week sharing the weekly award with Duke's KayAnne Gummersall.

Stephan scored the decisive goal in last Thursday night's overtime win over second-ranked North Carolina and played a key role in Sunday's shut out of NC State.

The sophomore defender recorded the game-winner against North Carolina scoring on a header off a corner with just 12 seconds remaining in double overtime as the Seminoles defeated the Tar Heels, 3-2, for just the second time in school history and first since 2000. more


Pair of Hurricanes Earn National Honors

CORAL GABLES - After the 1-0 win over the No.2 North Carolina Tar Heels on Sunday, two University of Miami women's soccer players were named to national teams of the week. Junior Brittney Macdonald was named to the Soccer America squad while both Macdonald and senior Beverly Goebel were chosen for the team.

Goebel and Macdonald were recognized by as Primetime Performers of the Week. Goebel scored the game-winner in the 81st minute in Miami's win over the No. 2 Tar Heels. Macdonald anchors the Hurricane backline that allowed North Carolina to record only two shots on goal and held NC State to only one goal earlier in the week.  more



Duncan Collects Second Straight GSC Player Of The Week Honor

W. Soccer: Shakira DuncanPENSACOLA, Fla. — University of West Florida forward, Shakira Duncan, earns her third career and second consecutive Gulf South Conference Player of the Week award after leading the Lady Argos to a 4-0 victory over then No. 23 North Alabama this past Friday. On the week she totaled three goals and two assists for eight points.

The junior from Kingston, Jamaica netted a hat trick and assist in the shutout win over the Lions. Her third goal of the match tied UWF’s single season record for goals at 24. On Sunday she collected an assist in a 6-0 shutout over West Georgia which also matched West Florida’s single season mark for points, 58. more


FAU Womens Soccer Freshmen Lead the Way for Team

The future is now for the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team, as it relies on the play of its freshmen class to help qualify for next month's Sun Belt Conference (SBC) Championships.

The Owls have 16 freshmen on their roster and at any given time can have seven of the 11 positions on the pitch occupied by players just a year removed from playing high school soccer at this time last year. FAU has compiled a 5-10-2 record for the season and 3-5 mark in conference action. more



McKenzie Barney Named to Two National Teams of the Week

After playing a part in each of the game-winning goals in the Gators’ Southeastern Conference wins last weekend, University of Florida redshirt freshman McKenzie Barney was named to two national teams of the week on Monday. She is the second Gator to appear on the National Team of the Week this season, as senior Lauren Hyde was named to the team on Aug. 31. Barney joins freshman Brooke Thigpen and sophomore Tahnai Annis as Gators appearing on CollegeSoccer360’s Primetime Performers list this season.  more



FGCU Dominates Upstate on Senior Day

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Amber McCall and Emily Barrett both played in FGCU’s first game in 2007, when the Eagles defeated Alabama State 10-0. It seems only fitting that McCall and Barrett, who both started on Sunday, would end their FGCU careers in similar fashion. Barrett played 73 minutes without allowing a goal, and McCall scored a pair of goals as the Eagles closed out the 2009 season with a 10-0 shutout over USC Upstate.

“This was a very special day,” said head coach Jim Blankenship.”Amber and Emily have helped this program get to where it is today. Their hard work and dedication on and off the field will be hard to replace.”  more


Berg Named Atlantic Sun Offensive Player of the Week

DeLand, Fla. - The Atlantic Sun Conference office announced that Stetson's Heather Berg has been named the league's Offensive Player of the Week.
The forward from Fort Myers, Florida celebrated Sunday's Senior Day with an amazing performance in her final regular season home game. Berg scored four goals and added two assists to lead the Hatters to a 7-0 win over ETSU.

When it was all said and done she had set a pair of all-time records at Stetson. Berg's total of 10 points was the most ever by a Hatter in a single game. She shattered the old mark of seven set by Jennifer Colley vs. Troy State on October 12, 2003. more


FIU Grabs Sun Belt Lead with Win Over ASU

MIAMI - After missing nine games due to injury, freshman Madeleine Hjorth-Stalgren made her presence known in her return on Sunday afternoon. The forward came in off the bench to record her first career goal and assist, leading the Golden Panthers to a 3-2 victory against Arkansas State that moved them into first place in the Sun Belt Conference team standings.

With the win, FIU (10-5-3, 8-1-1) recorded its sixth victory in a row to break the school record for longest winning streak, which was previously held by the 1992, 1993 and 2001 teams. more


Too Much Berg for Bucs on Stetson’s Senior Day

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DeLand, Fla. - Senior Heather Berg (Fort Myers, Fla.) exploded for four goals and two assists to lead Stetson (10-6-2, 6-2-2) to a 7-0 win over East Tennessee State (5-13-0, 4-6-0) in Sunday's regular season finale at the Stetson Soccer Complex. The win secured the #3 seed in next week's A-Sun tournament for the Hatters and eliminated the Buccaneers from post-season play.

Prior to today's game Stetson's all-time record for points in a game by an individual was seven by Jennifer Colley vs. Troy State on October 12, 2003. Berg shattered that mark with 10 points in 65 minutes of play. She also bested the record of three goals in a game held by Colley (accomplished twice), Alicia Briggs (9/21/03), Melissa Streeter (10/8/94) and teammate Tessa Gavilsky (8/27/09). more


2009 Conference USA Champions - No. 11 UCF Women's Soccer

TULSA, Okla. ( - For the third time in five seasons in Conference USA, the No. 11 UCF women's soccer team earned at least a share of the C-USA regular-season championship when it defeated Tulsa on the road Sunday, 2-1. The Knights will now go for their first outright conference title since winning the Atlantic Sun in 2003 when they host Southern Miss in the regular-season finale Friday at 7 p.m.

"This conference has gotten better every year and the level of play in each game is tremendous," said head coach Amanda Cromwell, who is in her 11th season at UCF. "So it says a lot about this team to fight through these games and figure out ways to win. Clinching the conference championship is huge, but we don't want to share anything. So our mentality is that we aren't going to talk about it. We didn't even mention it to the players after the game because we feel like our work is not done until Friday." more



Hurricanes Upset No. 2 North Carolina

CORAL GABLES - The University of Miami women's soccer team (8-8-1, 3-4-1) upended the defending National Champion and second ranked North Carolina (12-3-1, 5-3-0) by a 1-0 score, Sunday afternoon at Cobb Stadium. UNC is the highest ranked opponent Miami has ever defeated.

The Hurricanes' senior captains provided the games only score in the 81st minute. Jessica Wyble fed the ball to Beverly Goebel, who won the 50/50 challenge from a UNC defender before a blast from 25 yards out found the upper right corner of the net.

"I felt everything around me and I knew I had this," said Goebel. "My teammates allowed me to be in position and I finished it for them." more


No. 12 Florida Soccer Claims 1-0 Win at Arkansas


For the second consecutive Sunday, the Gator soccer team claimed a 1-0 road win as No. 12 University of Florida (13-4-2, 7-1-2 SEC) defeated Arkansas (8-6-4, 2-6-2 SEC) on an overcast Sunday afternoon at Razorback Field. The win, coupled with South Carolina’s loss at No. 17 LSU Sunday, puts UF first in the Southeastern Conference standings heading into its final match of the regular season Friday versus No. 10 South Carolina. more



Gavilsky Breaks Mark as Hatters Secure Spot in Post-Season

DeLand, Fla. – It was a good night for the Stetson women’s soccer team. A 2-1 win over USC-Upstate raised its record to 9-6-2 overall, and more importantly, 5-2-2 in Atlantic Sun Conference play. With one game remaining the Hatters have now earned a place in the upcoming A-Sun tournament.

Also on the night, Tessa Gavilsky became Stetson’s all-time scoring leader when she tallied the game-tying goal early in the second half. With a minimum of two games remaining in the season the junior out of Granite City, Illinois has already scored 71 career points (26 goals and 19 assists). She surpassed the previous mark of 70 points set by Christy Porcelli from 1996-1999. Gavilsky is number one all-time in assists and is now just one goal shy of leading in that category as well. more


FIU Clinches Record Breaking Win Versus UALR

MIAMI - From the moment sophomore Thaisa Moreno pumped her fist after drawing a penalty shot, you knew the forward expected nothing less than a goal.

Turns out Moreno's sixth goal of the season was also her third game-winner in the FIU women's soccer team's 1-0 victory versus UALR on Friday night. With the win, the Golden Panthers (9-5-3, 7-1-1) broke the school record for the most wins during the Sun Belt season more



Newsome's Header Gives No. 11 UCF its Seventh-Straight Victory

DALLAS, Texas ( - A second-half goal by junior Kim Newsome was all the No. 11 UCF women's soccer team needed to defeat SMU on the road, 1-0, Friday in Dallas, Texas. It was the Knights' seventh-straight victory as they stretched their record to 13-3-1 overall and a league-best 8-1-0 in Conference USA.

The winning streak is now the Knights' longest since the 2003 season, while they have eight conference victories for the first time since 2005.

Sophomore goalkeeper Aline Reis accumulated four saves vs. the Mustangs (5-10-1, 3-5-1) for her fifth shutout of the year and her 11th in two seasons as a Knight.  more



FGCU in Third Place After Win Over ETSU

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s soccer team got their second straight Atlantic Sun victory as they defeated East Tennessee State by a score of 3-0 on Friday night at the FGCU Soccer Complex. The win puts the Eagles tied for third in the A-Sun Standings with Stetson.

With the win the FGCU improves their record to 10-5-3 (5-2-2, A-Sun), while the Buccaneers fall to 5-12-0 (4-5, A-Sun).FGCU and Stetson 9-6-2 (5-2-2, A-Sun) are tied for third in the A-Sun standings with 17 points, just one point behind Kennesaw State 8-6-0 (6-3-0,A-Sun) and Belmont 8-5-3 (5-1-3, A-Sun).  more



Bulls Lose but Clinch Playoff Spot

TAMPA - Looking to clinch a spot in the 2009 BIG EAST Tournament, the University of South Florida women's soccer team fell victim to a golden goal from Rutgers' Courtney Lane in the 102nd minute of play Friday afternoon in Queens, NY.

USF battled but couldn't to capitalize on their four shots on goal. The Bulls attempted 10 shots in all. Taylor Patterson led the way with four total shots with two being on goal. more


FSU Upsets UNC 3-2 In OT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In what was a game for the ages, seventh-ranked Florida State (12-2-1, 5-1-1 ACC) got a game-winning goal from sophomore Ella Stephan off a corner with just 12 seconds left in double overtime to register a 3-2 victory over No. 2 North Carolina (12-2-1, 5-2-0 ACC).

In front of a sell out crowd of 2,000 fans, the second largest crowd in school history, the Seminoles snapped the Tar Heels 14-game unbeaten streak in the series while recording just their second win all-time against UNC.

The last win in the series for FSU also came in dramatic fashion back in 2000 as Kristin Boyce tallied the game-winner in double overtime to give the Garnet and Gold a 3-2 win.more



Duncan, Morris Tabbed as GSC Players of the Week

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For just the second time this season the top ranked West Florida women’s soccer team will sweep the weekly Gulf South Conference Player and Defender of the Week awards. Shakira Duncan (Kingston, Jamaica/Darton College) earns her second Player of the Week honor this season while Kaley Morris (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS) takes home her third career laurel.

Duncan had an outstanding week scoring six goals and assisting on one other as they Lady Argos cruised to two victories over GSC opponents by combined score of 14-2. more



Three Unanswered Goals Gets No. 9 Rollins Past Tampa

WINTER PARK, Fla. (October 21, 2009) – After falling into an early 2-0 hole, the ninth-ranked Rollins women’s soccer team rattled off three straight goals to post a 3-2 comeback victory over Tampa, Wednesday evening. 

Mellissa Doerk sparked the comeback with a score in the first half while Charlotte Murrell provided the equalizer and Leah Hirsch nailed the game winner late in the second half.  more


No. 17 Panthers Shatter Single-Season Wins Mark

MELBOURNE, Fla. (Women’s Soccer) – Teresa Brantley netted a golden goal in double overtime to give Florida Tech a 1-0 win over Saint Leo Tuesday afternoon at Rick Stottler Field.  The non-conference victory is Tech’s 12th win of the season, a new single-season record.

Up until Tuesday afternoon, the 2008 Panthers held the program’s record for most wins in a season more



Brantley, Pyles Sweep SSC Player of the Week Honors

ORLANDO, Fla. (Women’s Soccer) – Seniors Teresa Brantley and Melissa Pyles can add another accolade to their list of accomplishments as Florida Tech Panthers after the pair were named Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week on Monday.  Brantley earned the league’s offensive award, and Pyles captured the conference’s defensive honor.

Brantley knocked in two of the Panthers’ three goals in the team’s 3-1 victory over Nova Southeastern on Saturday. more



McCarty Claims Weekly Honors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - For the second time this year, Florida State's Tiffany McCarty was honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference as the league's Co-Player of the Week. McCarty shares the weekly accolade with Duke's Elisabeth Redmond.

McCarty had a hand in four of the five goals scored in fifth-ranked FSU's 5-1 road victory over Clemson last Thursday. She set a career-high for points (6), while tying career-highs for goals (2) and assists (2). The two-goal performance marked her third of the season and sixth of her career.  more



UNF Falters Against JU in River City Rumble Match

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –  Despite a strong second half that favored the University of North Florida women’s soccer team in shots, corners and shots on goal, the Ospreys failed to beat crosstown rival Jacksonville, falling 1-0, in the fifth year of the SunTrust River City Rumble.

“Their goalie came up with some really good saves at the end and they were in a position to hold the lead and we were in a position to make a dent in it,” said head coach Linda Hamilton after the match.  “To credit the team, I thought their effort was fantastic but it was only one half worth.  We need to find a way to put two of those half’s together.  We did the best we could but couldn’t finish on the chances we had.” more



Thomas Repeats as C-USA Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - Registering game-winning goals in UCF's victories at Rice and Houston last weekend, senior Becca Thomas (Burlington, Wash.) repeated as the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week the league office announced Monday. It was the first time a UCF player earned the offensive award in back-to-back weeks since it joined C-USA in 2005.

Thomas claimed her first-career C-USA weekly honor when she posted game-winners vs. UTEP Oct. 9 and Colorado College Oct. 11. With two more GWG in Texas, she has posted four-straight game-winning tallies to help UCF climb to No. 12 in the national polls and notch a 12-3-1 overall record. Meanwhile, the Knights are 7-1-0 and in sole possession of first place in the league standings. more



Tahnai Annis is SEC Offensive Player of the Week

A late goal in each of the University of Florida's road matches last weekend led to Tahnai Annis’ (Zanesville, Ohio/Pickerington North H.S.) selection as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Soccer Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

This is her first league honor of the year as she twice received the SEC Freshman of the Week in 2008. Two other Gators have picked up the SEC Freshman of the Week honor earlier this season – Brooke Thigpen (Sept. 14) and Erika Tymrak (Oct. 12).  more


Klotz, Eagle Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll

TAMPA - Sophomore Chelsea Klotz and true freshman Boo Eagle of the University of South Florida women's soccer have been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the their efforts this past weekend in the Bulls 2-0 weekend which propelled USF into a first place tie with Marquette.

Eagle did not take a seat in the Bulls two matches over the weekend playing 186 minutes. From her center back position, Eagle anchored a backline that gave up just one goal on the weekend. more



FIU Ties Program Record for Conference Season Wins

TROY, Ala. - Senior captain Amy Jackson had taken 23 shots since the last time she scored a goal on Oct. 26, 2008, and all failed to find the back of the net - until Sunday.

Jackson scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Golden Panthers a 2-1 victory at Troy. With the win, FIU (8-5-3, 6-1-1) ties the program record for most wins during Sun Belt play, as both the 2000 and 2001 squads recorded six victories. more



Eagles Knock off Lipscomb, 2-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s soccer team won their ninth match of the season on the road against Lipscomb on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles defeated the Bison, 2-1, after Gina Petracco’s game winner propelled FGCU to their fourth A-Sun victory.

“It was very refreshing to see us bounce back the way we did today,” said head coach Jim Blankenship.” The intensity was there for all 90 minutes.”

The Eagles offense came out strong in the first half, dominating the shot category 15-1. more



Kesser's Overtime Goal Lifts FAU Women's Soccer Past South Alabama 2-1
Freshman forward Tamara Kesser scored her second game-winning goal of the season to give the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team a 2-1 road victory over the University of South Alabama on Sunday afternoon.

The goal came four minutes into the second 10-minute overtime session and completed a weekend sweep for the Owls, after the team picked up a 1-0 victory over Troy University on Friday.

"Winning two games on the road were huge for us because we dropped some games earlier that put us into this position where were striving to make postseason play," said Brian Dooley, head women's soccer coach. "South Alabama and Troy are also fighting for a conference tournament berth. Getting victories over them were big."  more



No. 11 Florida Soccer Wins 1-0 at No. 23 Georgia

A header goal by sophomore Tahnai Annis was all the No. 11 University of Florida soccer team (11-4-2, 5-1-2 SEC) would need Sunday. The Gators defeated No. 23 Georgia (12-3-1, 5-3 SEC) 1-0 Sunday afternoon in front of a season-high UGA Soccer Stadium crowd of 2,023.

The only goal of the match came when Annis headed in Lindsay Thompson’s cross at the far post corner from six yards. It was Annis’ second goal of the weekend and the first assist of 2009 for Thompson. more



Hatters Leave Nashville with Four Points after Draw with Bruins

Nashville, Tenn. – Stetson’s dynamic duo of Katie Bitetto (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Tessa Gavilsky (Granite City, Ill.) struck again as the Hatters (8-6-2, 4-2-2) scored a first half goal and then held on for a 1-1 draw with Belmont (8-5-3, 5-1-2) on the road.

After earning a point today Stetson moved into a third place tie in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings with Campbell. The Hatters defeated the Camels 2-0 October 1 in Deland.  more



Klotz's Two goals Power Bulls Past Cincinnati & Into First Place

TAMPA- A pair of Chelsea Klotz goals powered the University of South Florida women’s soccer team to a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats at Gettler Stadium Sunday afternoon and in doing so moved into a first place tie with Marquette with 17 points in conference play.

“Today was a tough match,” said Bulls head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. “It is difficult to come up north and adjust to the elements but I was really proud of the team. They were focused and played hard from start to finish.” more



Hatters Bully Bisons and Take Road Win

Nashville, Tenn. - Stetson (8-6-1, 4-2-1) opened its Nashville trip with an impressive 1-0 win over Atlantic Sun Conference rival Lipscomb (3-12-0, 1-6-0). The league's top scoring tandem of Tessa Gavilsky (Granite City, Ill.) and Katie Bitetto (Jacksonville, Fla.) combined for the game's only goal.

Gavilsky scored her 9th goal of the season and pushed her point total to 24 points. She leads the A-Sun in both categories. Gavilsky is #2 all-time at Stetson for points scored in a career with 68. She is now just two points shy of tying the all-time mark of 70 points set by Kristy Porcelli (1996-99). more



OWLs Get Defensive in 1-0 Victory Over Troy

One goal was all that was needed for the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team to pick up its first road victory on the season over Troy University on Friday afternoon.

Freshman Meghan Brown scored three minutes into the second half to give the Owls their second Sun Belt Conference victory.

"I got the ball at about midfield and dribbled it out wide to start the possession," stated Brown after the match. "I was battling against a couple defenders so I crossed it to the far post. The wind got a hold of it and it found the back of the net." more


FGCU Falls to Belmont


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Despite putting up double digits in the shot category, the Florida Gulf Coast University women’s soccer team fell to Belmont 2-0 Friday afternoon in the A-Sun Game of the Week.


“I was really pleased with our effort this afternoon,” said head coach Jim Blankenship.”We controlled much of the match but Belmont made the best of their opportunities. I give a lot of credit to Belmont’s goalkeeper, she came up with some great saves to keep us out of the net.”  more



Road Warriors

MOBILE, Ala. - The 55-degree weather may have felt brisk to the FIU women's soccer team, but you wouldn't be able to tell from the way that they played on Friday night. The Golden Panthers won, 4-1, at South Alabama for their largest margin of victory on the road over a conference opponent in the last six years. FIU (7-5-3, 5-1-1) continued its unbeaten streak to six games.

The Jaguars (2-12-1, 0-6-1) attacked first from outside the box before the 10-minute mark, but freshman goalkeeper Kaitlyn Savage dove to  her left and drove the ball over the crossbar. more



Thomas' Second-Half Game-Winner Gives No. 12 UCF 2-1 Victory at Rice

HOUSTON, Texas ( - For the third-straight match, senior Becca Thomas (Burlington, Wash.) scored the game-winning goal as the No. 12 UCF women's soccer team defeated Rice, 2-1, Friday evening in Houston. It was the Knights' fifth-consecutive victory as they improved to 11-3-1 on the season and remained in first place in Conference USA with a 6-1-0 mark in league play.

"We give a lot of credit to Rice because they played extremely well," said associate head coach Colby Hale. "But we were able to grind it out tonight, and our ladies are finding ways to win. They just have the never-lose mentality right now."

Senior Courtney Whidden tallied her 30th-career goal in the first half, moving her into a tie for seventh on UCF's all-time list. She also notched an assist on Thomas' third goal of the year. more



Bulls Pick Up Big Road Win at Louisville, 3-0

TAMPA- The University of South Florida women's soccer team picked up a crucial win in the Bulls quest to secure a spot in the BIG EAST Tournament as USF started off their season ending four-match road stetch with a 3-0 win at Louisville Friday evening at Cardinal Park.

"I am very proud of the way we came out and responded in the second half," said Bulls head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. "We challenged the team at half time and they came out really took control of the match. " more



No. 11 Florida Soccer Ties at Tennessee 2-2 2OT

The No. 11 University of Florida soccer team (10-4-2, 4-1-2 SEC) tied Tennessee (7-5-3, 3-2-2 SEC) 2-2 2OT Friday evening at the Regal Soccer Stadium. It was the seventh overtime match between these two teams in their last 13 meetings, with UT holding a 3-2-2 advantage in OT over that span.

Florida hadn’t found much success in Knoxville this decade, last winning a match at UT Oct. 15, 1999. UF leads the all-time series 10-7-2. more


Hurricanes Fall to Duke in Road Contest

Julianne Rickers fired two shots on goal at Duke.DURHAM, N.C. - The University of Miami women's soccer team (7-7-0, 2-3-0) fell to the Duke Blue Devils (5-5-4,1-2-2) by a 4-0 score, Thursday evening at Koskinen Stadium.

The Blue Devils scored twice in just over a minute in the first half. In the 20th minute, Elisabeth Redmond scored her third goal of the season on a shot that bent into the top right corner. Just one minute and 13 seconds later, Libby Jandl scored her first goal of the season after a scramble in the box.

The Hurricanes were unable to close the gap and Duke eventually scored two more times in the second half. Marybeth Kreger scored in the 49th minute, then KayAnne Gummersall added the game's final goal in the 65th minute. more


FSU Pounds Clemson 5-1

CLEMSON, S.C. - Ninth-ranked Florida State (11-2-1, 4-1-1 ACC) got back in the win column Thursday night with a 5-1 road victory over Clemson (3-11-0, 0-6-0 ACC) at historic Riggs Field. FSU's Tiffany McCarty led the offensive attack with a career-high six points on two goals and two assists, while Jessica Price tied a career-high with two goals.

The Seminoles recorded their fourth straight victory over the Tigers and third straight on Clemson's home turf. With the win, FSU extended its unbeaten streak in the series to 11 (9-0-2) in a row. more


Dolphins play Campbell to a third consecutive draw

The JU women’s soccer team drew their third consecutive match, 0-0(2ot) on Thursday night at the Eaks Complex in Buies Creek, N.C.
The Dolphins (6-6-3, 3-1-3 Atlantic Sun) fought hard throughout a cold and rainy night against the Camels (9-6-1, 4-2-1) but couldn’t find the final touch.
"It's a disapointing result considering how well we've been playing," said head coach Brian Copham. "The seven that played in the back were outstanding today, but we have to find a way to take advantage of dangerous oportunities. We weren't prepared today like we needed to be and it'll have to change for Monday's derby."  more


Tars Unable to Land Sharks in Double Overtime Draw

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (October 13, 2009) - The ninth-ranked Rollins women's soccer team muffled the Nova Southeastern Sharks 21-7 on the shot count, but were unable to find their usual stride as they battled the Sharks to a 2-2 tie in double-overtime action on Tuesday evening at the NSU Soccer Complex. 

With their second draw of the season, the Tars move to an overall mark of 9-1-2 and stay undefeated in conference action with a record of 3-0-1, while Nova advances in their season with a record of 6-4-1, and 3-2-1 in SSC play. more


Eckerd Women's Soccer Loses to Tampa

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Eckerd College women’s soccer team (1-9-1, 0-6 SSC) was hoping to snap its three-game losing streak as they took on the Tampa Spartans (5-8-1, 1-2 SSC) on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, the Tritons were unable to walk away with a win, as they fell 4-0.

Going into today’s game, Coach Joe McCauley stated, “I wanted us to bounce back from our last game, and kind of come out a little stronger. The one thing that we were trying to improve upon is being more mentally prepared and a little more enthusiastic.” more



Argos Claim Nation's Top Spot for Second Consecutive Week

KANSAS CITY, Ks. — For the second straight week the University of West Florida women’s soccer team will earn the nation’s No. 1 ranking as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The Lady Argos improved to a perfect 12-0 on the season with a 6-0 shutout over conference rival Christian Brothers last weekend.

In the match against the Bucs, Shakira Duncan (Kingston, Jamaica/Darton College) led the Lady Argos high powered offense, scoring the first three goals of the match en route to a 6-0 victory. The offense for the Argos this season has been nothing short of outstanding. On the season they have outscored their opponents 62-4, averaging 5.16 goals per game which leads the nation. more


Florida Southern and Montevallo All Tied Up

COLUMBUS, GA – Alex Hoover scored in the first half and Morgan Sammons scored in the second as Florida Southern battled the University of Montevallo to a 2-2 tie on Tuesday.

Hoover’s goal, her second of the year, came in the 33rd minute and gave the Moccasins (9-5-1) a 1-0 lead. It came after a run down the right side involving Sammons and Ashlie Haas. The Mocs had been limited to just one shot before that, and it was one of only seven shots between the two teams in the first half. more


Vollmer Earns SSC Honor

Florida Southern's latest award winner is Kristen Vollmer, who was named the Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Week on Monday following shutout victories over Tampa and Lynn. The junior defender from Zephyrhills also assisted two goals and helped keep the Moccasins three points ahead of Florida Tech in the SSC standings.

In their two games last week, both against conference competition, the Moccasins blanked Tampa 3-0 on Friday, and Lynn 2-0 on Sunday. During those games, the Florida Southern defense allowed only six shots on goal (22 total) and picked up their sixth and seventh shutouts of the year to tie the school record for one season. more



Erika Tymrak is SEC Freshman Soccer Player of the Week

University of Florida's Erika Tymrak (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) is the Southeastern Conference’s Freshman Soccer Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon. Other award winners this week include Mississippi senior Danielle Johnson (SEC Offensive Player of the Week) and Kentucky junior goalkeeper Sydney Hiance (SEC Defensive Player of the Week).

Tymrak tallied a pair of goals and assists in Florida’s wins last weekend versus Alabama (2-0) and Auburn (4-0). Her first goal of the weekend came in the 81st minute of the Oct. 9 match versus Alabama. In the Gators’ next match, Tymrak turned in an assist for Florida’s first and final goals. She also hit Florida’s second goal in the match versus Auburn off a 15-yard strike.  more


UCF Women's Soccer Raises Over $800 for the McMahon Family

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - Wearing red wristbands last weekend to honor Freedom High School and FC America soccer player Breanna McMahon, the UCF women's soccer team raised over $800 to support the McMahon family during its two home victories. The Knights would like to thank all of the fans that came out to the UCF Soccer Complex to support Breanna.

"We are happy to be able to contribute to Breanna's recovery fund," said UCF head coach Amanda Cromwellmore


For the Second-Time This Year, UCF Women's Soccer Sweeps C-USA Awards

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - Two more UCF women's soccer players earned Conference USA honors Monday as senior defender Nikki Moore (Virginia Beach, Va.) and senior midfielder Becca Thomas (Burlington, Wash.) helped the Knights sweep the league's weekly awards. UCF has now had six different players be selected for C-USA weekly accolades this year.

While Moore and Thomas have received several postseason honors by C-USA throughout their careers, this was the first time for both players they were tagged as a weekly award winner. Earlier in 2009, seniors Lynzee Lee, Courtney Whidden and Yvonne George along with sophomore Aline Reis were all selected for weekly accolades by the league office. more


Pacheco Picks Up BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll

TAMPA - For the second consecutive week, the University of South Florida women's soccer team has had a player selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll as sophomore Gina Pacheco picked up her first career BIG EAST honor for her efforts this past weekend.

The Ottawa native came up huge in the Bulls' come from behind 2-1 upset over then No. 18/24 Connecticut. With USF down 1-0 in the second half, Pacheco tallied the equalizer the 54th minute with a blast from just outside the box. She led a USF offensive attack with five shots on goal and capped off the day by picking up the assist on Chelsea Klotz's game winner in the 80th minute. more


Dynamic Duo Lead FIU

Deana Rossi scored her first goals of the season on Sunday.MIAMI - The FIU women's soccer team closed out its four-game homestand on arguably its best all-around performance of the season: a 5-1 victory versus ULM on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Golden Panthers (6-5-3, 4-1-1) extended their unbeaten streak to five games and remain undefeated against the Warhawks (2-9-2, 1-4-0) in the overall series.

Sophomore forwards April Perry and Deana Rossi each scored two goals, becoming the first FIU pair since Michelle O'Brien and Sasja Odenyo on Oct. 19, 2001 (at UALR) to score multi goals in one game. The goals were the first for Rossi this season, and Perry now has scored four goals in the last three contests. more


Stetson and Dolphins Play to Draw
DeLand, Fla. – After 110 minutes of action in the heat and humidity, as well as a 40 minute lightning delay, the Stetson women’s soccer team played to a 2-2 tie with Atlantic Sun Conference rival Jacksonville Sunday at the Stetson Soccer Complex. Stetson is now 7-6-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the A-Sun while JU is 6-6-2 and 3-1-2 in conference play.

Senior Heather Berg (Fort Myers, Fla.) score her fifth goal of the season and sophomore Courtney Jenista (Pensacola, Fla.) scored her second to lead the offensive attack. Goalkeeper Andrea Garavaglia (Webster Groves, Mo.) made three saves for the Hatters. more


Florida Soccer Defeats Auburn

Four goals by four different players gave the No. 14 University of Florida soccer team (10-4-1, 4-1-1 SEC) a 4-0 win over Auburn (5-6-3, 2-4 SEC) Sunday afternoon at the James G. Pressly Stadium.

It was Senior Day at Florida soccer so it was appropriate that a pair of goals came from two of UF’s six-member senior class. The first goal started when Jessica Eicken sent the ball from the top of the UF box to Erika Tymrak at midfield. Tymrak played the ball ahead and wide where Angela Napolitano ran onto it. She hit the ball in stride, scoring on a 10-yard shot to the far post. more


FSU Plays Duke To Scoreless Tie

FSU keeper Erin McNulty made two saves in earning her third shutout of the season.DURHAM, N.C. - Fifth-ranked Florida State (10-2-1, 3-1-1 ACC) wrapped up its weekend swing to the state of North Carolina with a 0-0 tie against Duke (4-5-4, 0-2-2 ACC) Sunday afternoon inside Koskinen Stadium. The Seminoles outshot the Blue Devils 18-9 en route to their first tie of the season.

With the tie, Florida State keeps pace with Virginia Tech and North Carolina who currently sit atop the ACC standings with 12 points a piece. The Seminoles are in sole possession of third place with 10 points. more


FAU Falls To Louisiana Lafayette

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette scored once in each half en route to picking up a 2-0 victory in Sun Belt Conference action over the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team on Sunday afternoon at the FAU Soccer Stadium.

The visiting Ragin Cajuns found the back of the net in the 39th minute on a Cayla Chatman shot to the upper left corner of the goal from the center of the attacking box. The goal gave Louisiana-Lafayette a 1-0 advantage. more


Bulls Come From Behind to Upset UCONN

TAMPA - Getting a crack at a third Top 25 opponent of the year and on 2009 Senior Day, the University of South Florida women's soccer team had a flair for the dramatic in its come-from-behind 2-1 win over No. 18/24 Connecticut on Sunday afternoon at the USF Soccer Day.

"I couldn't be prouder of this team," said a Powerade drenched Denise Schilte-Brown. "For them to battle back after being down 1-0 against a ranked UConn team says so much about this team's heart. This win was for our seniors. more



No. 16 UCF Womens Soccer Defeats Colorado College for Fourth-Straight Win

Becca Thomas registered her second goal of the weekend in the first half Sunday.ORLANDO, Fla. ( - In a battle of programs listed in the top 40 of the NCAA RPI, the UCF women's soccer team cruised past Colorado College, 4-1, Sunday at the UCF Soccer Complex. The Knights, who are ranked No. 5 in the RPI and as high as No. 16 in the national polls, claimed their fourth-straight victory to stretch their record to 10-3-1 and 5-1-0 in Conference USA.

With the win over the Tigers (8-5-1, 4-2-0, No. 39 in the RPI), the Knights remained first in the C-USA standings and ensured themselves of at least 10 wins for the ninth-straight season. more



FGCU Plays UNF to Scoreless Tie

Women’s Soccer Plays UNF to Scoreless TieFORT MYERS, Fla. – For the second game in a row, the Florida Gulf Coast University women’s soccer team remained out of the win column after recording a scoreless double overtime tie with UNF on Sunday afternoon at the FGCU Soccer Complex.


With the tie, the Eagles move to 8-4-3 (3-1-2 A-Sun) and the Ospreys go to 5-8-2 (2-3-1 A-Sun) on the season.


"We just weren't able to put it away today," said head coach Jim Blankenship.  "We had plenty of chances and controlled the pace for most of the game, but we came up short where it counted." more


Hurricanes Victorious on Breast Cancer Awareness Night

CORAL GABLES - The University of Miami women's soccer team (7-6-0, 2-2-0) scored a goal in each half in a 2-0 win over the Clemson Tigers (3-10-0, 0-5-0), Friday evening at Cobb Stadium on Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

The Hurricanes controlled the pace of play much of the game, with senior captain Beverly Goebel and freshman Jordan Roseboro dominating play in the midfield.

Just 23 seconds after entering the game, sophomore Brittany Bucknor picked up her first assist of the season after feeding Brittney Steinbruch in the 16th minute. Steinbruch was able to fire a shot between two defenders into the left side of the net from 15 yards out. more


FGCU Plays JU to 1-1 Tie

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women’s soccer team and Jacksonville fought through 110 minutes of soccer, yet neither team was able to pull out a victory as the clash of second place teams ended in a 1-1 double overtime tie on Friday afternoon at the FGCU Soccer Complex.

The Eagles move to 8-4-2 (3-1-1 A-Sun) while the Dolphins sit at 6-6-1 (3-1-1 A-Sun) on the season. “I’m really pleased with our effort,” said FGCU head coach Jim Blankenship.”We controlled much of the match and JU came up with some big plays to keep us out of the net, especially late in the game.” more


No. 14 Florida Soccer Defeats Alabama 2-0

A goal in the opening 10 and final 10 minutes of the match gave the No. 14 University of Florida soccer team (9-4-1, 3-1-1 SEC) a 2-0 win over Alabama (5-5-1, 1-2-1 SEC) Friday evening in front of a crowd of 1,059 at the James G. Pressly Stadium.

Florida scored early in the opening half when Florida’s top two point leaders connected in the box. Lindsay Thompson scored from 10 yards off the pass from freshman Brooke Thigpen.

“Brooke Thigpen got the ball wide and she passed me the ball between their two defenders,” Thompson said. “I just got the ball, turned and shot back post.” more


No. 16 UCF Women's Soccer Delivers 3-2 Win Over UTEP

Kim Newsome scored her first of the year late in the first half vs. UTEP.ORLANDO, Fla. ( - Remaining atop the Conference USA standings, the No. 16 UCF women's soccer team used 27 shots to take down UTEP, 3-2, Friday in front of 735 fans at the UCF Soccer Complex. Three different Knights scored goals to allow the Black and Gold to improve to 9-3-1 on the season and 4-1-0 in league play.

The evening's match against the Miners (9-4-0, 3-2-0) was dedicated to Freedom High soccer player Breanna McMahon, who was recently seriously injured in an accident which forced her left leg to be amputated. Members of her club team, FC America, were on hand accepting donations for the McMahon family.  more


FIU Womens Soccer Cruises

Junior Thaisa Moreno MIAMI - The FIU women's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to four games by scoring a season-high three goals in a 3-1 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night. Junior Thaisa Moreno scored and dished her first career assist while sophomores Katrina Rose and April Perry both scored for the second consecutive game.

The Golden Panthers (5-5-3, 3-1-1) fired at the net nine times in the first half and limited the Rajin' Cajuns (0-12-1, 0-5-0) to just two shots. more


Stetson Overtakes Ospreys in Second Half

DeLand, Fla. - Hatters' top gun Tessa Gavilsky (Granite City, Ill.) scored a goal and added a pair of assists in Stetson's 4-2 win over the University of North Florida Friday night in DeLand. With the win Stetson improved to 7-6-0 overall and 3-2-0 in Atlantic Sun Conference play. UNF fell to 5-8-1 and 2-3-0 on the season.

Just over seven minutes into the game Heather Berg (Fort Myers, Fla.) was the recipient of an unselfish pass by Gavilsky and did not waste the opportunity. The play was started by Courtney Jenista (Pensacola, Fla.) with a one-touch pass to Gavilsky who was 1v1 with the UNF keeper. Rather than taking the shot she made a short cross to Berg on the left side of the box for an easy goal and a 1-0 lead. more


Friars Defeat USF the First Time in School History

Alyssa Gillespie Tallied An AssistTampa Fla.- The Providence College women's soccer team earned their second BIG EAST victory on Friday, October 9. The Friars defeated USF in Tampa, Fla. 1-0 and improved to 7-5-2 overall and 2-3-1 in the BIG EAST Conference, while the Bulls fall to 5-5-3 overall and 2-2-2 in conference play. With the win, the Friars move up two spots in the BIG EAST American Division, passing Syracuse and Pittsburgh. It also marks the first time the Friars have defeated USF in the program's history. more


Owls Pick Up First Sun Belt Conference Victory

After being held scoreless for three consecutive matches, the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team's 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-Monroe at the FAU Soccer Stadium.

"This is a well-timed victory for us as we have been having some rough times lately. 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. more


FSU Falls At Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Fifth-ranked Florida State (10-2-0, 3-1-0 ACC) suffered its first ACC loss of the season falling to No. 9 Wake Forest (10-2-1, 2-1-1 ACC) 3-0 Thursday night at Spry Stadium.

Jill Hutchinson scored twice for the Demon Deacons as it was the first loss for the Seminoles against a nationally ranked opponent this year. FSU entered Thursday night's contest 5-0-0 against ranked teams including a 4-0-0 mark against teams ranked in the top 10. more


UCF to Dedicate Fridays Match to Breanna McMahon

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - The No. 16 UCF women's soccer team may have a very crucial match Friday night at the UCF Soccer Complex, but there will be an even more important event that night as well. The Knights will be dedicating the evening to Freedom High School soccer player Breanna McMahon, who was seriously injured in late September in a fundraiser for her club team, FC America U-18 Kumba. more


Dillingham Earns SSC Defensive POW Honors

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 5, 2009) -  Rollins women's soccer standout Michelle Dillingham notched a pair of wins with a 0.50 GAA last week, and earns the title of Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending October 4, it was announced by conference officials Monday. 

This marks Dillingham's first POW honor this season, and the third of her career.

Kicking off the week against No. 16 Florida Tech, Dillingham made four saves to preserve the No.8 Tars' 2-1 victory on the Panther's home turf.  more


Rose Earns Sun Belt Player of the Week

MIAMI - Sophomore defender Katrina Rose was named the Sun Belt Women's Soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. The nod is Rose's first in her a career and the first for FIU this season.

Rose played an integral part FIU's 1-0 win over Denver and double-overtime 2-2  tie to North Texas this past weekend.

"We came into conference playing really hard and we challenged a lot of good teams so to get it now after we've been playing so well is really special," Rose said. "It's exciting." more


George Selected as the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week

Yvonne George collected four points in two victories for the Knights.ORLANDO, Fla. ( - Lifting No. 21 UCF to a pair of Conference USA road victories, senior Yvonne George received C-USA Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors the league office announced Monday. It was the third time in her career, and first of the 2009 campaign, the Winter Springs native earned the accolade.

The Knights (8-3-1, 3-1-0) have now had four different players pick up C-USA weekly awards, as goalkeepers Lynzee Lee and Aline Reis and forward Courtney Whidden were selected earlier in the year. more


Hatters Unlucky in Loss to Eagles

DeLand, Fla. – The Hatters controlled the field of play for most of the night, but in the end it was an own goal that decided the game. Stetson (6-6-0, 2-2-0) dropped a hard-fought battle 2-1 to Florida Gulf Coast (8-4-1, 3-1-0) Monday night in DeLand.

At 66:03 of the second half Stetson’s leading scorer and last year’s A-Sun Player of the Year Tessa Gavilsky (Grante City, Ill.) brought the home team to within one with her 7th goal of the season assisted by Katie Bitetto (Jacksonville, Fla.). However, that was as close as the Hatters would get to the Eagles. more


FIU Ties North Texas in Double OT

Sophomore Katrina Rose scored and dished an assist on Sunday.MIAMI - The FIU women's soccer team held off a late North Texas rally to tie the Mean Green, 2-2, on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Katrina Rose led the team with a goal and an assist to help the Golden Panthers (4-5-3, 2-1-1) end an eight-game losing streak to North Texas (7-4-1, 3-0-1) dating back to 2001.

"To say we're 2-1-1 through the first two weekends of the conference coming in, we definitely would have been very satisfied with it, considering last year we were 0-3-1 at this point," Coach Thomas Chestnutt said. "2-1-1 is a big change, so we're very happy with that. We have to look at the bigger picture. As a staff we're happy with what our girls are doing. The team is fighting for each other. They're battling hard." more



Browns Goal Beats Barry in Overtime

LAKELAND – Kerri-Ann Brown helped give Princess Haley two penalty kick goals during regulation time, then helped Florida Southern get the win in overtime. Brown’s goal midway through the first sudden death period sent the Moccasins to a 3-2 win over Barry that kept them in a first-place tie with Rollins at the top of the Sunshine State Conference standings.

Brown’s game-winning goal came with 5:55 remaining in the first overtime period, and it was the second shot taken by the Mocs during the extra period. more


Dolphins Down Kennesaw State

Women’s soccer downs Kennesaw State, 3-1Sophomore midfielder Liz Fink recorded two first-half goals to help lead the JU women’s soccer team past Kennesaw State, 3-1, in Atlantic Sun Conference action on Sunday afternoon at the Ashley Sports Complex.

Fink put the Dolphins (6-6, 3-1 A-Sun) up early by scoring on cross from the right side and called her own number for a goal with less than 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Freshman midfielder Emily Culbreth scored her first collegiate goal in the 87th minute to help put the match out of reach, while sophomore goalie Alexa Rooney (4-6) made eight stops to secure the victory between the post. more



Ospreys Take Stand and Win Against Bears

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Senior Kristin Rhodes scored her third goal of the season in Sunday afternoon’s match, helping the University of North Florida women’s soccer team pull to 2-2 in the Atlantic Sun Conference, defeating the Bears, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Hodges Stadium.

The Ospreys gained some momentum this week, defeating the preseason’s pick to finish second in the A-Sun and moving back to .500 in the conference standings. more



FSU Clips Miami 4-1

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Fifth-ranked Florida State (10-1-0, 3-0-0 ACC) remained undefeated at home in 2009 thanks to a 4-1 victory over intra-state rival Miami (6-6-0, 1-2-0 ACC) on Sunday afternoon at the Seminole Soccer Complex.

Sporting pink jerseys to raise awareness for breast cancer and breast cancer research, the Seminoles scored three first half goals including two in the first five minutes and seven second to record their 10th straight victory over the Hurricanes. The win also moved FSU to 3-0-0 in the ACC tying the school record for the best start in league play set back in 2001. more



GREENVILLE, N.C. ( - A pair of second-half goals from senior Yvonne George and freshman Nicolette Radovcic gave the No. 21 UCF women's soccer team a 2-0 victory at East Carolina (7-3-2, 2-2-0) Sunday. The Knights ended up sweeping its weekend road trip, including a 4-1 win at Marshall Oct. 2, to stretch their record to 8-3-1 overall and 3-1-0 in Conference USA.

"ECU is a very strong team and well organized," said head coach Amanda Cromwell. "But we were able to come out in the second half more creative in the attacking third. Our front-runners were very patient and took more chances in 1v1 situations after halftime. We played two very talented teams this weekend and it was great to get a couple of victories."  more


Florida Loses In OT at Mississippi

The No. 7 University of Florida soccer team (8-4-1, 2-1-1 SEC) lost 3-2 in double overtime at Mississippi (8-3, 2-1 SEC) on a rainy Sunday afternoon at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium.

The two teams scored nearly identical goals within two minutes of each other to open scoring for the match. UM struck first Sunday when Hannah Weatherly took advantage of a loose ball in the box. She hit a 12-yard shot to the far post corner in the 61st minute. more


Bulls Play Rutgers to a Scoreless Tie

SampleTAMPA - The University of South Florida women's soccer team extended their unbeaten streak to five matches as the Bulls played the No. 13 Rutgers Scarlet Knights to a scoreless tie Sunday afternoon at the USF Soccer Stadium.

Both teams had a number of good scoring chances during the first 25 minutes of scoreless action.

The Bulls would put four shots on goal to Rutgers' three. USF’s best opportunity came on a break away from sophomore Chelsea Klotz on a great outlet from freshman defender Bahar Sansar. more


UCF Uses Big First-Half to Upend Marshall

Freshman Alex Brandt scored her first goal as a Knight in the first half Friday night.HUNTINGTON, W.Va. ( - The No. 21 UCF women's soccer team had four players score goals to hand Marshall (9-2-0, 2-1-0) just its second loss of the season in a 4-1 victory Friday in West Virginia. With the win, the Knights jumped to 7-3-1 on the year and 2-1-0 in Conference USA.

"Katie Jackson was definitely a sparkplug for us off the bench with a goal and an assist," said head coach Amanda Cromwell. "Lynzee Lee also played well for us in net and we just had a couple of defensive errors on Marshall's goal. They are a good, physical team which has done well this year. Playing on the road is never easy so I'm happy we were able to get the win."  more


Florida Ties Mississippi State

The No. 7 University of Florida soccer team (8-3-1, 2-0-1 SEC) opened its Southeastern Conference road play with a 1-1 double overtime tie at Mississippi State (8-2-1, 0-2-1 SEC) Friday evening at the MSU Soccer Field.

Friday’s tie was Florida’s first non-winning result in 23 regular-season SEC matches – a span that began Oct 7, 2007 with a 1-0 home win versus Kentucky.

Junior Kat Walsh, the Bulldogs leading scorer, turned in the first goal of the match. She created just enough space for herself to hit a 14-yard shot, which scored at the far post corner in the 19th minute. It was her seventh goal of the season. more


Ospreys Not Able to Get By Owls

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The University of North Florida women’s soccer team was not able to overcome a first half Kennesaw State goal, dropping their second Atlantic Sun Conference match of the season, 1-0, in Friday night ‘s match-up at Hodges Stadium.

The Ospreys’ first A-Sun matchup at home contained little action for UNF in the first half, with the Owls recording the only four shots of the half. more


Dolphins lose hard fought game to Mercer

The JU women’s soccer team fell to Mercer, 1-0, in a very even, hard fought game on an overcast evening at the Ashley Sports Complex.

The Dolphins (5-6-1, 2-1 A-Sun) created several opportunities in an open game but the Bears (5-5-1, 1-3 A-Sun) scored the only goal of the match in the second half on a header from a free kick.

“It’s unfortunate to come away with the result in such an evenly played game,” said head coach Brian Copham. “It was a hard fought game and they managed to capitalize on our mistake. We have to learn from this game and come out read on Sunday against a very good Kennesaw State team.”  more


FIU Stuns Denver in Shutout Victory

MIAMI - All that FIU needed to push past Denver happened in the first 53 seconds of Friday night's game. Junior forward Thaisa Moreno scored her second goal of the season in the first minute to lift FIU to its second straight shutout of a conference opponent in a 1-0 win.

FIU's defense recorded its fifth shutout of the season and held Denver, who is ranked fourth in the in the NSCAA South Regional rankings, under its 2.18 goals per game average, which places among the top 50 in the country. more


Klotz Delivers Game Winner to Down Pirates

TAMPA - After 84 minutes of scoreless soccer, sophomore Chelsea Klotz sent a right footed blast from 20 yards out which gave the University of South Florida women's soccer team a 1-0 victory over visiting Seton Hall with 5:53 remaining.

In dramatic fashion, Klotz was able to juke a pair of Pirate defenders, and ripped a shot that snuck into the left side of the goal.

The shot seemed to fool SHU goalkeeper, Jennifer Pettigrew, as Klotz looked to the right side and fired into the left to give the Bulls the lone goal of the game, and improve their record to 5-4-2 on the season. more


FAU Falls in Sun Belt Home Opener

Junior Laura Hyvonen and the Owls will be at home against Denver on Sunday at noonThe University of North Texas scored once in each half to spoil the Sun Belt Conference home opener for the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team 2-0 on Friday night at the FAU Soccer Stadium.

The Mean Green struck first in the 28th minute on a header by Lauren Shockey beat the outstretched goalkeeper off a corner kick from the right attacking side by Julie Lackey.

FAU had a golden scoring opportunity in the opening half as senior Ashley Mannarino slipped behind the defense to create an odd-man rush for FAU. Mannarino fired a shot that initially was saved by the Mean Green goalkeeper. However, the rebound directed towards the middle of the box and Anhani Tran's second effort sailed just high of the crossbar.  more


Hatters Take the Fight Out of Camels with Shutout
(Attached photo by: Jim Hogue Photos)
DeLand, Fla. – Senior Heather Berg (Fort Myers, Fla.) had a goal and an assist to lead Stetson to a 2-0 win over Campbell Thursday night at the Stetson Soccer Complex. Stetson improved to (6-5-0, 2-1-0) on the season while Campbell dropped to (6-6-0, 1-2-0).

Early in the first half (7:11) junior Tessa Gavilsky (Granite City, Ill.) scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season. It was a goal that in the end turned out to be the game-winner. Junior Katie Bitetto (Jacksonville, Fla.) started the play by feeding a perfect pass to Berg. Berg flipped a through ball to Gavilsky who buried a blast to the lower left corner. Campbell keeper Jamie Panfil (New Lenox, Ill.) never had a chance. It was the fifth assist of the season for Bitetto who is now tied for the conference lead in that category. more


Tars Climb to No 8 on NSCAA Div. II National Poll

WINTER PARK, Fla. (September 29, 2009) - Climbing the NSCAA Division II National Poll one notch to sit at No. 8, the Rollins women's soccer team enters into their fourth week of regular season action with an overall mark of 6-1-1, and 1-0 in Sunshine State Conference play.

Rollins enters into this week's matchups with plenty of momentum off of a 3-2 victory over SSC rival, and conference preseason favorite, Saint Leo last week. more


What a Way to Start

LAKELAND – It didn’t take the Moccasins long to start shooting Wednesday night, nor did it take them long to start scoring either. Forty seconds to be exact, and that was just the start. Scoring three goals in the first 3½ minutes, Florida Southern went on to a 5-0 win over Flagler in its highest scoring game of the season.

The Moccasins (6-5) also picked up their third shutout in the last four games, but this one was all about the offense – even if two of the early goals were scored by defenders, and another was assisted by one. more


No 8 Rollins Takes Home 2 to 1 Victory

Senior midfield standout Jessica Mooney scored the game winning goal just three minutes after Rollins notched the equalizer to help the Tars to their second Sunshine State Conference victory in as many games.MELBOURNE, Fla. (September 30, 2009) - Senior midfield standout Jessica Mooney scored the game winning goal just three minutes after Rollins notched the equalizer to help the Tars to their second Sunshine State Conference victory in as many games.  The No. 8 Tars earned a 2-1 victory over No. 16 Florida Tech on Wednesday evening at Rick Stottler Field, advancing to an overall mark of 7-1-1, and 2-0 in SSC play, while the Panthers drop to 8-2-0, 2-1 in conference action.

Despite being down 1-0 at the half after an FIT goal from Katie King in the 43rd minute of play, the Tars battled back in the initial minutes of the second half, coming out of the break with plenty of fervor.  More


Lady Argos Entrenched at No 2

KANSAS CITY, Ks. — For the 15th consecutive week of voting the University of West Florida women’s soccer team secured their spot as the No. 2 team in the nation as announce by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The women improved to a perfect 9-0-0 on the season with three wins last week.

In a mid-week match against former Gulf South Conference rival Montevallo, the Argos would hand Falcons a 4-0 shutout loss. It would be the largest margin of victory over the Falcons in more than a decade. Then over the weekend the Lady Argos traveled down to south Florida for a pair of in-region games against Barry University and Nova Southeastern. more


Florida State Womens Athletics Partners To Help The Fight

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State women's athletics teams are joining forces this season with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare for their annual "Paint it Pink" campaign. During the 2009-10 season, six women's sports will host a 'Pink' game. Teams will don such items as pink shoe laces, swim caps and jerseys during their respective `Pink' game to show support for the cause. Proceeds from each 'Pink' game will be donated to the Tallahassee Memorial Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare as well as the WBCA Kay Yow Cancer Fund in honor of the late NC State women's basketball head coach.

"The family of Sharon Ewing Walker, who fought a courageous battle with cancer that ultimately claimed her life in 2005, established the Breast Health Center in her memory to provide women in North Florida and South Georgia with diagnostic services and support for the detection and treatment of breast cancer," said Christy Harrison, RN, Administrator of the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center. more


Mocs slither past Saints

LAKELAND, Fla. − Florida Southern College scored three goals in the first 3:24 en route to a 5-0 win over Flagler College in a non-conference women’s soccer game Wednesday afternoon at Barnett Field.

Florida Southern raised its record to 6-5-0 while Flagler had its two-match win streak snapped and fell to 5-3-1.

Four different Mocs scored, the other goal came on an own goal, and Alex Hoover tallied a pair of assists.  more


NSCAA Honors McCarty

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It was a clean sweep for Florida State's Tiffany McCarty. A day after being recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference and several other national soccer publications, the sophomore forward was named National Player of the Week by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

McCarty registered five points in two games last week on two goals and an assist as Florida State (9-1-0) edged No. 9 Maryland by a 2-1 score on Thursday followed with a 3-2 victory over No. 3 Boston College on Sunday.

In the win over Maryland, McCarty broke a scoreless tie in the 18th minute by sneaking a low liner inside the right post for the goal. more



Charlotte Murrell Named SSC Defensive POW

Sophomore defender Charlotte Murrell earned her first ever Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors after her efforts against SSC foe Saint Leo last week.ORLANDO, Fla. (September 28, 2009) - Sophomore defender Charlotte Murrell was named Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending September 27, it was announced by conference officials on Monday.

In a match that featured last season's SSC regular-season and tournament champions, Murrell scored the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute and helped a steadfast back line hold Saint Leo silent for the remainder of the contest.  The Tars picked up a 3-2 victory over the Lions on Wednesday evening at University Field in Saint Leo, Fla. to open their conference campaign on a high note.  The accolade marks Murrell's first ever Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor. more


Alonzo Receives Weekly Honors

Sophomore goalkeeper Vikki Alonzo has been named the Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending September 27 and Girls Soccer USA Elite Performer of the Week.

Alonzo, from Carrolton, Tex., set a school record with her 15th career shutout when the Hurricanes defeated the No. 9 ranked University of Maryland 2-0 on Sunday, the 27th.

With the shutout, Alonzo broke the old school record set for former Hurricane Lauren McAdam.


Duncan Named GSC Player of the Week

Shakira Duncan (Photo courtesy of Melanie Burke)BIRMINGHAM, Ala.Shakira Duncan, the leading scorer on the No. 2 University of West Florida women’s soccer team, was tabbed as this week’s Gulf South Conference Player of the Week as announced Tuesday afternoon. Duncan, earning her first career GSC laurel, added goals in all three matches last week to bring her season total to 11.

On the week Duncan fired off nine total shots with four coming on frame and three goals scored. She marked a goal in each of the three matches this week including two game winners. more



Piniero Earns Weekly Honors

TAMPA - Sophomore Noelle Piniero of the University of South Florida women's soccer team has been recognized for her efforts in the Bulls 2-1 win over American Division favorite West Virginia Sunday afternoon being named a College Soccer 360 PRIMETIME PERFORMER OF THE WEEK and Girls Soccer USA  Elite Performers of the Week.

"This is a great honor for Noelle and we are very happy for her," said Bulls head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. "Noelle has been very productive for us. She has put in a lot of time improving her game. She has really elevated her game and her teammates around her. more


McCarty Earns Weekly Honors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - For the second week in a row and third time this year, a Florida State student-athlete grabbed weekly honors from the Atlantic Coast Conference. This week Tiffany McCarty was named ACC Player of the Week after leading the Seminoles to a pair of wins over fellow top 10-ranked league opponents.

McCarty registered five points on two goals and an assist as Florida State (9-1-0) edged No. 9 Maryland by a 2-1 score on Thursday followed with a 3-2 victory over No. 3 Boston College on Sunday.

In the win over Maryland, McCarty broke a scoreless tie in the 18th minute by sneaking a low liner inside the right post for the goal. The Laurel, Md., native followed with a goal and an assist against Boston College. McCarty gave the Seminoles a 2-1 lead scoring her team leading ninth goal of the season in the 23rd minute against the Eagles. more


McCall and Powers Earn Conference Honors

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Amber McCall earned Player of the Week laurels by netting two game-winning goals for the Eagles while teammate Stephanie Powers allowed only one goal in two matches to earn conference defensive honors, the league office announced on Monday.

McCall, a senior midfielder, led the Eagles’ offense last week, collecting two game winners as FGCU defeated Mercer on Friday and Kennesaw State on Sunday. more


FSU Tops BC 3-2

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Fifth-ranked Florida State (9-1-0, 2-0-0 ACC) handed No. 3 Boston College (9-1-0, 1-1-0 ACC) its first loss of the season with a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Redshirt sophomore Jessica Price gave the Seminoles the lead for good breaking a 2-2 tie in the 73rd minute on her seventh goal of the season.

For the third game in a row, FSU knocked off a top 10 opponent and is now 5-0-0 against ranked teams in 2009 including a mark of 4-0-0 against top 10 teams.

With the victory, FSU extended its win streak to five straight against BC, while remaining unbeaten in eight all-time meetings (6-0-2). more



Flagler Defeats Clayton State

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The Flagler women's soccer team captured a come-from-behind victory over Clayton State University Saturday night, 2-1. The Saints notched their second Peach Belt Conference win and moved their overall record to 5-2-1.

Clayton State (1-6-0, 0-2-0 PBC) got on the scoreboard first in the 32nd minute when forward Cherie Sayon shot into the left corner past Saints' goalkeeper Christie Reuther (Sarasota, Fla./ Riverview HS). Sayon dribbled all the way from midfield before scoring. more


Stetson Women Ride Late Surge for Win over Mercer

Macon, Ga. – Trailing 1-0 late in the game, Stetson scored three goals in the final seven minutes to defeat conference-foe Mercer. In the end the 3-2 win evened the Hatters’ overall record at 5-5-0, and improved their conference mark to 1-1-0. The Bears dropped to 4-5-1 and 0-3-0 on the season.

In a span of 41 seconds Junior Katie Bitetto (Jacksonville, Fla.) scored the go-ahead goal and assisted on the eventual game winner. more


JU wins fourth straight

The JU women’ soccer team won their fourth straight game on Sunday, 2-0, against East Tennessee State. The Dolphins found production from freshmen Alex Schulte and Lisa Hensley as they outshot the Buccaneers, 20-10.
The Dolphins (5-5, 2-0 A-Sun) scored in both halves against the Buccaneers (2-8, 1-1 A-Sun) and continued to create opportunities all game.
“I’m very pleased with the team’s performance today,” said head coach Brian Copham. “It’s always tough to go on the road and get two conference wins so it’s a great weekend for us. We played well against a competitive ETSU team and it’s always a battle when we face them. Good job by Alexa [Rooney] and all the defensive backs to maintain the shutout and we’re going to get home and get ready for next weekend.” more


Golden Panthers Thrive in Sunday Thriller

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The FIU women's soccer team stunned WKU in dramatic fashion on Sunday afternoon to come away with its first conference win of the season.  Junior midfielder Kassandra Sorzano scored her second goal of the year to lift FIU past the Hilltoppers in overtime.

The win gives the Golden Panthers (3-5-2) their first victory ever at Bowling Green and their first win against WKU (6-3-1) since Nov. 3, 2004.

"It's awesome to get the win against this team - one of the top in the conference - and to do it in overtime is even more special," Sorzano said. more


Owls Fall in Overtime

Middle Tennessee State University scored two minutes into the first overtime period to break a scoreless tie to win Sunday's Sun Belt Conference women's soccer match 1-0 over the Florida Atlantic University.

The Blue Raiders and Owls have now played two straight overtime matches that include a FAU victory in the opening round of last year's Sun Belt Conference Championships.

Senior forward Ashley Mannarino paced the offensive attack for the Owls with six shots. As a team FAU recorded nine shots on the afternoon. Anhnhi Tran, Jamie Greany and Laura Hyvonen each had one shot in the loss.  more


FGCU Defeats Kennesaw State

KENNESAW, Ga. – The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s soccer team stays perfect in the A-Sun as they defeated Kennesaw State, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at the KSU Soccer Complex. Sunday’s shutout marks the sixth of the season.

With the win, the Eagles improve their record to 7-3-1 (2-0-0 A-Sun) as the Owls fall to 4-4-0 (2-1-0 A-Sun). The Eagles have now won seven of their last eight games, and have outscored their opponents 13-3.

"I'm proud of our kids," said head coach Jim Blankenship. "They fought hard and found a way to win.” more


Milestones Reached in Hurricanes Win Over Maryland

CORAL GABLES - The University of Miami women's soccer team scored once in each half, in getting its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory of the season, 2-0 over the No. 9 Maryland Terrapins, Sunday afternoon at Cobb Stadium

The win gave Hurricanes head coach Tricia Taliaferro her 100th career victory, but also saw sophomore Vikki Alonzo record her 15th career shutout. The shutout breaks a tie that Alonzo held with former `Cane Lauren McAdam for the most in school history.

Taliaferro is in her eighth season at the helm of the Miami soccer program, spending the three years prior at Illinios and has guided the Hurricanes to two straight NCAA Tournament appearances. The 100th win of her career also came against her alma mater  more


UCF Drops Decision to Memphis

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - After suffering through two and a half hours of rain delays to start the match, the No. 20 UCF women's soccer team had several great chances but could not get on the scoreboard in a 1-0 loss to Memphis Sunday. It was the Knights' first home loss of the year (4-1-0), while they dropped to 6-3-1 overall and 1-1-0 in Conference USA.

The game against the Tigers (7-3-0, 2-0-0) was televised by CBS College Sports, and it will be aired Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

By giving up just one goal, the Knights have allowed only three goals in their last seven matches. Their last two losses have come by 1-0 margins.  more


Florida Defeats Vanderbilt 5-1

The No. 10 University of Florida soccer team (8-3, 2-0 SEC) finished its opening weekend of Southeastern Conference play with a 5-1 win over Vanderbilt (6-3-1, 0-2 SEC) Sunday afternoon at the James G. Pressly Stadium.

The Gators’ first goal started when Holly King saw Nicky Kit calling for the ball on the left sideline. Kit ran onto the ball and served it into the box where there were options waiting. Lindsay Thompson was at the near post, but ball continued on where Tahnai Annis tapped it in from four-yards in the 34th minute. more


Bulls Knock Off Preseason BIG EAST Favorite West Virginia

TAMPA -  In a weekend that already had a landmark USF win, the University of South Florida women's soccer team picked up one of its own as the Bulls knocked off preseason BIG EAST favorite West Virginia, 2-1, at the USF Soccer Stadium Sunday afternoon.

"Today was a great win for our program," said Bulls head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. "We have had some chances to beat some good teams but couldn't close it out so it was good to close the match out. For us to beat a program like West Virginia really gives the team a lot of confidence." more


Road Trip Ends With 3-1 Loss to Palm Beach Atlantic

LANTANA – An nearly perfect game by Angie Kuhn and the return of Ashley Morrell were a bad combination for Florida Southern on Friday. With Kuhn scoring two brilliant goals off headers, and Morrell making 10 saves, Palm Beach Atlantic was able to hold off a late charge by the Moccasins for a 3-1 victory at Lantana Field.

Kuhn’s two goals came off nearly identical plays as she finished off crossing passes from Ashley Shoaf in the 32nd minute and the 50th. In between, she also assisted a goal by Jennie Weil as the Sailfish (3-3) built a 3-0 lead before the Moccasins unleashed a torrent of late shots to get back in the game. more



Eagles Open Conference Play with Thriller over Warner

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For the 17th time in 17 games the ERAU women's soccer team beat Warner University on Friday night at the Embry-Riddle Soccer Stadium. Senior Lindsey Evans chose a perfect time to score her first goal of the season with the game tied at 3-3. Evans headed a corner kick into the corner of the net for the game-winner and the first conference win of the season. The Eagles move to 4-4 on the year, 1-0 in The Sun Conference. Warner falls to 3-4 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

The scoring started early on Friday night when Elina Johansson was taken down in the penalty box by a Royal defender in the sixth minute. Denmark native Cecilie Henriksen beat goalkeeper Julia Valentine on the penalty kick to notch the first goal of the game. more


Lady Argos Shutout Bucs 2-0

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. — On a warm humid night in south Florida the No. 2 University of West Florida women’s soccer team battled Barry to a 2-0 victory in a hard fought match from both sides. Team leading scorer Shakira Duncan (Kingston, Jamaica/Darton College) netted her 10th goal of the season in the win. She has now scored at least one goal in each of the Argos first eight games.

In what has become an all too familiar sight on offense, Shaneka Gordon (Old Harbour, Jamaica/Community College of Baltimore) and Duncan connected in 37th minute to put the Lady Argos on top 1-0. Gordon sent a cross in from the left side where Duncan would collect it in front of goal. On one touch Duncan put it into the near post past Bucs keeper Emily Pratt for the 1-0 lead. more



SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women’s soccer team (3-1-1) secured their third win of the season in a 13-0 non-conference defeat of the Clearwater Christian Cougars (4-6), Friday evening from University Field.

Hannah Beard led the way for the Green & Gold, as she recorded her first hat trick of the season and third of her career. Aija Bent-Trinder completed the first two-goal performance of her career while Courtney Kassab, Chrissy Darwell, and Francesca Williams each had three-point nights. Kelli Jones and Jessica Morejon scored the first goals of their collegiate careers and Lise Nisja tallied the first point of her career.. The Lions began their evening with eight goals in the first half and added five more in the second period to close out the win.  more


Florida Soccer Opens SEC Plays with 2-1 OT Win vs. Kentucky

Two goals from sophomore Lindsay Thompson, including a penalty kick in overtime, gave the No. 10 University of Florida soccer team (7-3, 1-0 SEC) a 2-1 OT win over Kentucky (3-2-4, 0-1 SEC) Friday evening at the James G. Pressly Stadium.

It was the second consecutive year Florida opened Southeastern Conference play with an overtime win. The Gators defeated Georgia 2-1 in OT in the 2008 league opener held at Pressly Stadium. more


Whiddens Early Goals Give UCF a Win Over UAB

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - For the third time this year, senior Courtney Whidden (Palm Harbor, Fla.) collected the game-winner as the forward scored twice to help the No. 20 UCF women's soccer team take down UAB, 3-1, Friday in the Conference USA opener. The victory boosted the Knights' record to 6-2-1 on the season, and they remained undefeated at home with a 4-0-0 mark.

It was Whidden's second game this year she tallied two goals, giving her six for the 2009 campaign. She now has 28 career goals, moving her into 11th place on UCF's all-time list. Meanwhile, Whidden's third game-winner of the season pushed her into a tie for second in Knights' history with 12.  more


Owls Drop Sun Belt Opener to Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky University scored twice in the first 14 minutes of Friday's Sun Belt Conference match to pick up a 4-2 victory over the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team in the league opener for both schools.

Gabriela DeVries scored her second goal of the season to put the Owls on the scoreboard 10 minutes into the second half. The goal came on a cross from Brianna Kelts that cut the deficit to 3-1.

Freshman Jennifer Sinner scored an unassisted goal to cap the offensive attack for FAU with a shot from the right side 15 yards out. It marked her first career goal. Senior forward Ashley Mannarino led the team with three shots while DeVries more


FIU Drops contest to Middle Tennessee

MIAMI - The FIU women's soccer team dropped its first conference game of the season to Middle Tennessee on Friday, 2-0.

Kaley Durrance and Marina Pappas both took a team-high two shots on goal but couldn't connect.

Vanessa Mueggler assisted Jaimee Cooper on Middle Tennessee's first goal with more than 13 minutes remaining in the first half.

Shan Jones scored her eighth goal of the season off a penalty kick with roughly 10 minutes remaining in the first period to seal the win. more


Ospreys Lose First A-Sun Match in Overtime


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In a match where the University of North Florida women’s soccer team  beat the opposition in shots, corner kicks and shots on goal, the Ospreys were unable pull out the win, losing to East Tennessee State 1-0 in double overtime in the Ospreys’ first Atlantic Sun Conference contest.


UNF (3-6-1, 0-1 A-Sun) put up 17 shots on the afternoon to ETSU’s (2-7-0, 1-0 A-Sun) eight. Seniors Lauren Maze and Kristin Rhodes both put up two shots on goal, but could not find the open net. more


Dolphins hold on to beat USC Upstate

The JU women’s soccer team held off a late charge from USC Upstate to win its first conference game of the year on Friday night. Six Dolphins recorded points in a contest that experienced over an hour long delay due to lightning at County University Soccer Stadium.

Both sophomore Jessica Hurtado and freshman Emily Culbreth netted their second goal of the season for the Dolphins in the first half. The second half saw sophomore Jelena Vrcelj twice find the back of the net and JU hold off a late charge from the Spartans. more


FGCU Opens Conference Play with Win Over Mercer


MACON, GA- The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s soccer team picked up a key conference win on the road as they knocked off the Mercer Bears by a score of 2-1 in Macon, Georgia on Friday night.


With the win, the Eagles improve their record to 6-3-1 (1-0-0 A-Sun) as the Bears fall to 4-4-1 (0-2-0 A-Sun). The Eagles have now won six of there last seven games after starting the season 0-2-1.


 “I give a lot of credit to Mercer, they are a tough team that is very organized and possesses the ball well, “said head coach Jim Blankenship. “I was really pleased with our effort tonight, we continued to create opportunities and it finally paid off.” more



Stetson Women Fall to Kennesaw State in A-Sun Opener

Kennesaw, Ga. – Friday night the Stetson women's soccer team opened its Georgia road trip and its conference season with a 3-0 loss to Kennesaw State. The Hatters are now 4-5-0 overall and 1-0 in the A-Sun.

After an uneventful opening 20 minutes where both teams seemed to struggle to find a rhythm, the Owls (4-3-0, 2-0-0) broke the ice with a goal by Alyssa Mahan. By the time the first half reached its conclusion Caitlin Dingle and Bridget Gaughan had each added a goal and KSU had a 3-0 lead. more


FSU Holds Off Terps 2-1

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Fifth-ranked Florida State (8-1-0, 1-0-0 ACC) opened ACC play Thursday night with a 2-1 victory over No. 9 Maryland (8-1-0, 0-1-0 ACC) handing the Terps their first loss of the 2009 season.

Florida State remains perfect on the year against ranked opponents moving to 4-0-0 including three victories against teams ranked in the top 10.

The win extended the Seminoles' win streak to five straight over the Terrapins, while snapping a four-game losing streak in ACC openers. The last win for the Garnet and Gold to open league play came in 2004 at home in a 2-1 victory over Clemson.  more


Hurricanes Drop ACC Opener to No. 3 Boston College

CORAL GABLES - The University of Miami women's soccer team (5-5-0, 0-1-0) fell to the third-ranked Boston College Eagles (9-0-0, 1-0-0) by a 2-0 score in the ACC opener for both teams at Cobb Stadium, Thursday night.

Boston College lived up to their ranking, scoring twice in a four-minute span during the opening half.

The Eagles' Kristen Mewis assisted on Victoria DiMartino's goal in the 33rd minute after taking a shot that was saved by Miami's Vikki Alonzo - DiMartino put the rebound into the empty net. Mewis then scored a goal of her own less than four minutes later.

"That four-minute span was the difference," said head coach Tricia Taliaferro. "But I thought we played well, I thought everyone battled, I thought we put our heart and soul into and I don't think it's unrealistic that we can't be among the top teams in the ACC." more



Bulls and Panthers Play to Scoreless Draw

TAMPA -110 minutes of non-stop action would prove to be not enough time to decide an outcome as the University of South Florida women’s soccer team and the Pittsburgh Panthers played to a scoreless tie at Founder Field Thursday evening.

“Tonight was a very well played match,” said USF head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. “ I am proud of the way the team came in and battled for 110 minutes. We understand that every league game from here on out will be a difficult task and tonight proved that. Pittsburgh is tough place to come in and play. Of course we wanted to come out with a victory but a tie on the road in this conference is an acceptable outcome.” more


Tars Drop SSC Foe Saint Leo

SAINT LEO, Fla. (September 23, 2009) -  Sophomore defender Charlotte Murrell scored the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute and helped a steadfast Rollins back line hold Saint Leo silent for the remainder of the contest on the way to a 3-2 victory over the Lions on Wednesday evening at University Field in Saint Leo, Fla.  The win advances the ninth-ranked Tars to a mark of 6-1-1, 1-0 in conference action, while Saint Leo, the Sunshine State Conference preseason favorites, drops to a record of 2-1-1, and 1-1 in conference play.

Joining Murrell on the scoreboard were senior midfielder Rachel Jakubowski and freshman forward Elise Spearing, who tallied one goal apiece to help keep Rollins on par with the Lions throughout the showdown.  Junior forward Chelsea Brady helped keep the Tars on pace as she notched two assists on the evening. more


Hometown Girl Ashley Mannarino Leads FAU's Soccer Team into Twilight of Career

Ashley Mannarino didn't have to go too far to make a name in women's soccer. The senior Florida Atlantic University student-athlete has added an exclamation mark to her outstanding collegiate career, all while enjoying the game she loves in her hometown.

Mannarino, a graduate of Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, has enjoyed a standout FAU career as a forward, which so far has featured a NCAA postseason tournament performance during her freshman year and all conference recognition last season.

This fall, Mannarino was named a Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference selection - and she has lived up to that reputation by leading the Owls in scoring (four goals) and points (nine), heading into conference play this weekend. more


Pressley Receives Weekly Honors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State's Toni Pressley was honored for her game-winning heroics this past weekend against No. 7 Florida as she was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week. She also earned national recognition claiming Team of the Week accolades from Soccer America and was noted as a Primetime Performer from College Soccer

Pressley found a great time to record her first goal of the season as the sophomore defender scored the golden goal in leading FSU to a 1-0 overtime victory against intra-state rival Florida in Gainesville, this past Friday. Pressley put away a loose ball from about eight yards out following a Seminole throw-in during the first overtime period.  more


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Senior forward Katelin Swift rounds up her second Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award for the 2009 season and her fourth all-time with the University of North Florida women’s soccer team.


With a similar performance to the one she turned in to win her first weekly nod this season Swift recorded two goals and an assist, giving her five points in the Ospreys’ 4-2 win over The Citadel on Sunday in the UNF Hampton Inn Ponte Vedra Showcase at Hodges Stadium.

Swift, showing her aggressiveness, scored the match’s first goal in the third minute on a
through-ball splitting the Bulldog’s defenders. She one touched a shot over the Citadel’s keeper in the right corner of the net. more


Hatters Fall to Bulls in Double Overtime

DeLand, Fla. - The Stetson women's soccer team suffered a disappointing 3-2 loss to USF in double-overtime Sunday at the Stetson Soccer Complex.

After playing even at 2-2 through two halves plus one overtime period it seemed that the Hatters had pulled out a win midway through the second overtime. Courtney Jenista (Pensacola, Fla.) pounced on a ball that was bouncing around in front of the goal and blasted it into the back of the net. Although jubilant, the celebration was short-lived after the referee called back the goal. According to the official, he had blown the whistle when it appeared the goalkeeper was in partial possession of the ball at the time of the shot. more


Barry Falls in Overtime to Georgia College

Millerdgeville, Ga.— The Barry University women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1overtime loss to Georgia College on Sunday Afternoon.
The Bucs (2-5, 0-0 SSC) struck first 16 minutes into the game when Brianni Lorenzo delivered a pass to Sarah Wolfer who beat the goalie one on one.
The Bobcats (4-3-1) tied it up eight minutes later when Lyric Burnett slipped one past Sami Cromartie.
The second half was scoreless forcing the Bobcats and Buccaneers into an overtime situation. more.


Stunning End Gives Panthers Overtime Win

LAKELAND – Neither Mallory Bond nor Alyssa Esposito started the game for Florida Tech, but both players combined to finish it. After Esposito tied the game late in the second half, Bond scored the game-winner 14 seconds into the second overtime to lift the 18th-ranked Panthers to a 2-1 victory over Florida Southern.

Saturday night’s game was a re-match of last year’s first round of the NCAA Tournament, and much like that one, which ended in penalty kicks, this one could have gone either way. more

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