Women's Soccer Gears Up For A Pair of Games In The Sunshine State!

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NEW YORK – The Columbia women’s soccer team is currently in the midst of a four game road swing. After defeating Sacred Heart 1-0 on Tuesday, the Lions will look to carry that momentum into Jacksonville, Fl. this weekend for a pair of contest in the North Florida Invitational. On Friday, Sept. 13, Columbia (2-1-0) will face Florida Atlantic (0-4-1) at 5 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 15 a matchup with North Florida (1-4-1) is set for a start time 2 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT:  Beverly Leon scored the only goal of the game against Sacred Heart and it was all the Lions to defeat the Pioneers 1-0 on Tuesday, Sep. 10. The Lions grabbed its second straight road win and improved to 2-1-0 behind a solid defensive effort at Campus Field.

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ABOUT FAU: The Owls are winless in their first five games this season and hold a current record of 0-4-1. The Miami Hurricanes handed Florida Atlantic its latest loss in a bizarre 2-1 defeat that included two weather stoppages. The Owls are a fairly young team made up of 18 first-year players.

INSIDE THE SERIES: The year was 1998 the last time Columbia took on Florida Atlantic. In the teams’ only meeting, the Lions came away with a 3-1 victory.

COLUMBIA  Team Matchup FLORIDA ATLANTIC
2-1-0 Record 0-4-1
Ivy League Conference C-USA
1.33 Goals Per Game 0.40
.154 Shot % .032
5 Assists 1
Beverly Leon (4 pts.) Leading Scorer Taylor Sorrels (2 pts.)
Grace Redmon (1-1) (.733 save %) Goalkeeper Judkins Sydney (0-4-1) (.733 save%)

ABOUT NORTH FLORIDA: The Ospreys are in the midst of a four game losing streak entering this weekend’s competition. At 1-4-1, North Florida’s sole win was 1-0 road victory over the College of Charleston. The Ospreys have yet to score a goal since the win.

COLUMBIA  Team Matchup NORTH FLORIDA
2-1-0 Record 1-4-1
Ivy League Conference Atlantic Sun
1.33 Goals Per Game 0.33
.154 Shot % .042
5 Assists 0
Beverly Leon (4 pts.) Leading Scorer Lanie Keating (2 pts.)
Grace Redmon (1-1) (.733 save %) Goalkeeper Susie Ford (1-3-1) (.727 save%)
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