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Women's Soccer Dominates Upstate on Senior Day
Sunday, October 25, 2009

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Amber McCall and Emily Barrett both played in FGCU’s first game in 2007, when the Eagles defeated Alabama State 10-0. It seems only fitting that McCall and Barrett, who both started on Sunday, would end their FGCU careers in similar fashion. Barrett played 73 minutes without allowing a goal, and McCall scored a pair of goals as the Eagles closed out the 2009 season with a 10-0 shutout over USC Upstate.

“This was a very special day,” said head coach Jim Blankenship.”Amber and Emily have helped this program get to where it is today. Their hard work and dedication on and off the field will be hard to replace.”

With the win, FGCU finishes the 2009 season in third place in the A-Sun, because they own the tiebreaker over Stetson. Sunday’s win marks the second time the Eagles have won 11 games in a season. Last time the Eagles won 11 games was their inaugural season in 2007.

Caytlan MacKenzie (Calgary, Alberta) got the scoring started in the 14th minute, bending a corner kick directly into the far corner of the net for her first goal of the season. Three minutes later, Gina Petracco (Fort Myers, Fla.) knocked in her third goal of the year, scoring off of a great feed from MacKenzie. In the 35th minute, Katie Donnellan (Lake Mary, Fla.) made it 3-0 FGCU, after a through ball from Danielle Faller (Elizabethtown, Penn.) allowed Donnellan to split the defense for an open shot from 10 yards out, which she buried in the top corner. Brianna McCall (Fort Myers, Fla.) added a pair of goals just before halftime, giving FGCU a 5-0 lead at the break.

In the second half, FGCU continued to score, as senior Amber McCall (Fort Myers, Fla.) dribbled past the keeper after a long pass from MacKenzie, scoring her ninth goal of the season in the 52nd minute. Donnellan added another goal in the 76th minute, her second of the game, extending the lead to 7-0. Amber McCall wasn’t done though, heading one past the keeper on a well-placed crossing ball from Anna Jokuty (Calgary, Alberta) for her second of the game and tenth of the season. Jokuty picked up another assist in the 85th minute on a goal by Ashley Ciesielczyk (Oregon, Ohio). The tenth and final goal for the Eagles came from an unlikely source, as Stephanie Powers (Seffner, Fla.) headed a cross from Julia Martin (Bayport, N.Y.) in for her first goal as an Eagle. Powers, the Eagles primary goalkeeper, got an opportunity to play some midfield in Sunday’s game, making the most of that opportunity.

In the match, FGCU fired 27 shots to USC Upstate’s zero. The 27 shots ties a season high for the Eagles as this was the fifth match this season that FGCU has posted 20 shots or more in a contest.

Atlantic Sun Final Standings

 

Conference

Overall

    School

W-L-T

PTS

W-L-T

 

Kennesaw State

7-3-0

21

9-6-0

 

Belmont

6-1-3

21

9-5-4

 

FGCU

6-2-2

20

11-5-3

 

Stetson

6-2-2

20

10-6-2

 

Jacksonville

5-1-4

19

8-6-4

 

Mercer

5-4-1

16

8-6-3

 

Campbell

4-4-2

14

9-8-2

 

ETSU

4-6-0

12

5-13-0

 

UNF

2-6-2

8

5-11-3

 

Lipscomb

2-7-0

6

4-13-0

 

USC Upstate

0-10-0

0

0-19-0