Soccer Weekend Recap: Women’s face FGCU, Men’s face NJIT

Joslyn Simmons

Men’s and women’s soccer traveled on the road over the weekend.

Women’s v. FGCU

In their regular-season finale, women’s soccer (9-6 overall,3-4 ASUN) fell to the No.25 FGCU Eagles (12-3-1 overall, 5-1-1 ASUN) in Fort Myers, 3-0 Oct. 21

The Eagles struck early in the first half for a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.

Photo by Lili Weinstein

After the break, FGCU completed the shutout with their third and final goal in the 78th minute.

FGCU dominated in shots with a 23-3 advantage while having 10 corner kicks compared to none for UNF. Despite the loss, goalkeeper Rhiannon Conelley had eight saves.

North Florida heads into the first round of ASUN play as the fifth seed to face fourth-seeded Owls Oct. 28.

Men’s v. NJIT

Men’s soccer (1-9-2 overall,0-1-1 ASUN)  grabbed their first conference point with a double overtime 1-1 draw to NJIT(8-6-3 overall, 3-1-1 ASUN) in New Jersey on Oct.22.

Osprey’s midfielder Micah Smoak headed in the first goal of the night at the 16th minute with an assist from Adrian Nunez.

On the defense side, goalkeeper Juanes Fajardo collected back-to-back saves and ended the match with a total of four.

Photo by Lili Weinstein

In the 66th minute, Highlanders’ Mamadou Guirassy kicked in a missile past Fajardo to tie the match up. He attempted another shot nine minutes later but was denied by Fajardo to keep the score locked up.

During double overtime, NJIT had 4 shots compared to UNF’s three. Overall, the matchup was balanced with UNF had 15 shots while NJIT took 13.

North Florida continue on the road to face crosstown rival Jacksonville University on Oct. 25.


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