JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the first time this season, the Columbia women’s soccer team was handed a loss on the road on Friday, Sept. 13. The Florida Atlantic Owls dropped the Lions 2-1 in the first of a pair of games in Jacksonville this weekend. .After striking first in the game, Columbia held Florida Atlantic scoreless in the opening half of play. The Owls put together two late goals in the second half to complete the comeback.
Alexa Yow scored the first goal of the game at the 19th minute mark on an interesting sequence, that started with an aggressive pass from Torie Goode. Following several deflections off the original cross, Yow’s header bounced its way to the back of the net past two Florida Atlantic defenders. Columbia went on to take a 1-0 lead through the break.
In the 60th minute, Florida Atlantic started its comeback with its first score to tie the game. An own goal by the Owls slipped through the right side of the goal to bring the game to 1-1. Six minutes later, the Owls would take the lead after a free kick from Rebecca Zoltie grazed off the high post for the score.
After fighting for the ball, Columbia would get one more chance to tie the game on a corner kick with only one minute remaining. The kick sailed high on the play and the Owls held on in the final minutes to hand Columbia a 2-1 loss.
The Lions (2-2-0) will look for win Sunday, Sept. 15 as they return to Patton Park at 2:00 p.m. to face host North Florida in its final match of the UNF Invitational