Fort Myers, Fla. - Friday, Aug. 29th is Back to School Night as the FGCU Women’s Soccer team will take on the Buffalo Bulls for the first home game of the season. The first 100 students at the game, who show ID, will receive a bag with school supplies from Staples. At the half, the U-14 Lehigh Lady Lightning will play a scrimmage for fan entertainment. Go Eagles!!!
This will be the first meeting between the two on Friday night. Last week the Eagles went 1-0 after their home opener was postponed due to rain. The Eagles opened up the 2008 season with a win over FIU, 3-2. Katie Donnellan scored the first goal for the Eagles in their 2008 campaign.
The University at Buffalo women’s soccer team got their 2008 season off to a winning start by defeating local rival Niagara, 1-0. The only goal came early in the contest when Lindsey Bailey (Burlington, Ontario/Assumption) scored in the 12th minute of the match.
Bailey notched the only goal of the game off an assist from freshman Aubrey Stahl (Loveland, CO/Mountain View) to start off the year on the right foot. The teams kept the contest close, but Niagara came up short, despite outshooting the Bulls 9-8. Bailey and Stahl combined for six of the eight UB shots, with Bailey recording a game-high, four shots, including three on net.
UB goalkeeper Amy Coron (Farmington, NY/Victor) finished with her first shutout of the season and ninth of her career, saving nine shots between the posts.
The Eagles will finish the weekend as they travel to Boca Raton, Fla. to face Indiana State on Sunday August 31st at 1:00 pm in the FIU Classic.