Women's Soccer Falls to Florida Atlantic, 1-0


Oct. 2, 2005

Box Score

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic's Katri Nokso-Koivisto scored the Owl's lone goal as FAU defeated UCF, 1-0, Sunday afternoon. The Owls improved to 8-3-1 on the season, while the Golden Knights fell to 4-7-0.

"This was a typical FAU-UCF game," head coach Amanda Cromwell said. "We had chances to tie it up and send the game into overtime. We keep turning our momentum on and off but teams are too good. We have to figure out how to get a complete game together."

At the end of the first half, the score was tied 0-0. Both teams had five shots, while Florida Atlantic led in corner kicks, 4-0.

Jennifer Montgomery paced the Golden Knights in shots with three, while Roberta Pelarigo had two.

Florida Atlantic broke the 0-0 tie 12 minutes into the second half when Nokso-Koivisto netted the ball on a pass from Susanna Lehtinen.

The Owls threatened to score a second goal less than 10 minutes after their first only to be denied by UCF defender Jessica Jackson who made a great save in front of the net.

At the end of the match, Florida Atlantic had outshot UCF, 13-10, while both teams were tied in saves with five. Montgomery ended the day with three shots, while Pelarigo and Courtney Baines each had two.

The Golden Knights return to action Friday, Oct. 7 when the team travels to College Station, Texas to take on Tulane at 4:30 p.m. UCF will round out the weekend in Texas when the squad travels to El Paso to play UTEP Sunday afternoon.