Freshmen Lead FGCU to Season-Opening Win

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Led by four freshmen who combined to score five goals, the FGCU women’s soccer team opened its 2012 season with a convincing 7-0 win over Lynn on Friday night at the FGCU Soccer Complex.

The defending two-two A-Sun champs improved to 4-2 all-time in season openers, as the Green and Blue kicked off just the sixth season in program history. FGCU will continue its home opening weekend on Sunday at 1 p.m. when it hosts No. 12 UCF, who won at USF, 3-1, on Friday.

Freshman Ali Rogers (Naples, Fla./Gulf Coast HS) opened her collegiate career with a pair of goals, registering eight shots in the game, including two more off the post. Fellow freshmen Kaitlin Parker (Palm Harbor, Fla./Clearwater Central Catholic HS)Shea Rhoney (Lithia, Fla./Newsome HS) and Ally Kasun (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield HS) started the first-year scoring frenzy with the opening three goals of the game. more