Women's soccer and Florida Atlantic battle to 2-2 tie

Sept. 30, 2005

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- - Junior Jenny Borschel and freshman Keri Zwikker each add a goal, but Florida Atlantic scored two second half goals to force a 2-2 tie Friday night at the Ashley Sports Complex.

"Another great effort by our group of girls," said head coach Chris Kouns. "Any time you tie against the top team in conference then it was a good game."

The Dolphins (3-5-3, 1-1-1 A-Sun) scored two goals in the first half to take the early lead. Borschel scored after an Owl foul with sophomore Emile Howland feeding the assist at the 35-minute mark. Freshman Michelle Lavine helped extend the Dolphins lead by dishing an assist to Zwikker, who scored her four goal of the season at the 20-minute mark.

The Owls (7-3-1, 3-0-1) battled back and tied the game in the second half. Alicia Tirelli scored at 16:54 to put the Owls on the board. Less than five minutes, Susanna Lehtinen scored from five yards out to tie the game at two apiece.

Both teams had chances to score in overtime, but they couldn't to advantage of the chances and settled for the tie.

"We definitely played well against a well-coached Florida Atlantic team with many talented players," Kouns said. "We really battled and showed a good result.

"I was also pleased to see that we took advantage of our scoring chances tonight. This will serve well for us as we get deeper into the conference schedule."

The Dolphins travel to play against Stetson on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m