FAU Women’s Soccer Announces 2012 Schedule
BOCA RATON, FL
(June 21, 2012) – Seven home matches and two in-season tournaments
highlight the Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer team’s upcoming
Head Coach Brian Dooley enters his 14th season with one
of his most experienced teams, returning 15 varsity letterwinners from
the 2011 season.
The Owls will play in two tournaments this fall: the
Florida Gulf Coast Tournament in Fort Myers, from August 24-26, and at
the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, from August 31 to September 2. The
team will face Illinois State University and the University of
Wisconsin-Green Bay at FGCU, while meeting the University of Northern
Arizona and UNLV in Las Vegas.
FAU’s non-conference opponents will
include former Atlantic Sun Conference rival Jacksonville University on
August 17 in Boca Raton; in-state opponent Stetson University on
September 9 in DeLand; and UAB of Conference USA on September 16, at the
Sun Belt Conference action begins on the road for the
second straight season with matches at Troy University on September 21
and University of South Alabama on September 23. FAU defeated Troy 2-1
in overtime in Boca Raton last fall. The team hopes to return to South
Alabama for the conference championships on October 31 to November 3.
Western Kentucky University will be the home conference opener on
September 28, before battling Middle Tennessee State University in the
second game of a men’s-and-women’s doubleheader on September 30.
will also host the University of Louisiana-Monroe on October 12 before
playing the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in the nightcap of a
doubleheader on October 14. The regular-season finale will be at home
against South Florida rival FIU on October 25.
Coach Dooley’s team
returns senior goalkeeper Ashley Lantes, who led the SBC in saves and
ranks second in program history with 246 saves. Offensively, junior
forward Brittney Nash ranked among the conference leaders in assists and
scored four goals last fall. Nash chipped in five assists and is the
team’s top returning point scorer. Junior midfielder started 15 matches
last season and has recorded six assists her career. Fellow junior
midfielder Lindsey Rice attempted 14 shots in her first season as an Owl
after transferring from Florida State University.
Yazmin Ongtengco and Amunique Scott look to continue to make an impact
after being main contributors during their freshman seasons in 2011.
The Owls also will be bringing in a talented freshman class to help add
quality players and depth to this year’s squad.
Here is the women’s
Date Day Opponent Location Time
Aug. 11 Sat
Florida Gulf Coast (Exh.) Boca Raton, Fla. TBA
Aug. 17 Fri
Jacksonville Boca Raton, Fla. 7 p.m.
Aug. 24 Fri Illinois State &
Fort Myers, Fla. 5 p.m.
Aug. 26 Sun Wisconsin-Green Bay & Fort Myers,
Fla. 10 a.m.
Aug. 31 Fri Northern Arizona % Las Vegas, Nev. 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 2 Sun UNLV % Las Vegas, Nev. 4 p.m.
Sept.9 Sun Stetson DeLand,
Fla. 1 p.m.
Sept. 16 Sun UAB Boca Raton, Fla. 11 a.m.
Sept. 21 Fri
Troy * Troy, Ala. TBA
Sept. 23 Sun South Alabama * Mobile, Ala. TBA
Sept. 28 Fri Western Kentucky * Boca Raton, Fla. 7 p.m.
Sept. 30 Sun
Middle Tennessee * Boca Raton, Fla. 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 Fri North Texas
* Denton, Texas 9 p.m.
Oct. 12 Fri ULM * Boca Raton, Fla. 7 p.m.
Oct. 14 Sun Louisiana-Lafayette * Boca Raton, Fla. 12:30 p.m.
Thursday Arkansas-Little Rock * Little Rock, Ark. 8 p.m.
Oct. 20 Sat
Arkansas State * Jonesboro, Ark. 2 p.m.
Oct. 25 Thursday FIU * Boca
Raton, Fla. 7 p.m.
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 SBC Championships# Mobile, Ala. TBA
All times eastern
Home matches in bold (FAU Soccer Complex)
Belt Conference match
& Florida Gulf Coast Tournament (Fort Myers,
% UNLV Invitational Tournament (Las Vegas, Nev.)
# Sun Belt
Conference Championships (University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala.)