Women's Soccer to Host Palm Beach Atlantic and Austin Peay
Thursday, September 10, 2009

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s soccer team (2-2-1) will stay at home this weekend, facing Palm Beach Atlantic on Friday at 7:00 p.m., and then Austin Peay on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. The Eagles currently hold a 12-5-3 record at the FGCU Soccer Complex.

After a three-game scoreless streak to start the season, the Eagles came out on top of the Embassy Suites Kick-Off Classic. The Eagles went 2-0 this past weekend, topping Tennessee-Martin and Army. In the Classic, the Eagles put up 24 shots, and earned six corners as they went on the win 1-0 and 3-0.

FGCU Goalkeeper Stephanie Powers earned her second career Defensive Player of the Week award after two shutouts this past week. Powers has not allowed a goal in her last 289:53 minutes, and leads the A-Sun in goals-against average and ranks second in the conference in save percentage.

Defender Kathleen Hunter led the Eagles offensively with one goal, one assist and three points last week. Senior Amber McCall, and freshmen Jessica Swartzentruber and Danielle Faller each tallied goals for the Eagles last week.

Friday’s contest marks the first ever meeting between FGCU and Palm Beach Atlantic. The Sailfish opened the year with two victories over Harding and Ouachita Baptist.

Sunday’s contest is also another first as FGCU and Austin Peay meet in Fort Myers, Fla. The Governors have started their 2009 campaign with 1-3-1 record.