Sept. 14, 2012
DELAND, Fla.--The UAB women's soccer team defeated Stetson 2-1 for its first win of the season on Friday at the Stetson Soccer Complex.
"I'm very, very happy with today's result," head coach Harold Warren said. "It was a long time in coming. We didn't convert on some of the opportunities I thought we should have, but we still did great. I have to give credit to Stetson, they plays us hard, but we managed to hold them off, especially their final attempt to equalize late in the game."
Stetson (2-5) equalized when freshman Franziska Wendel hit a penalty shot in the 30th minute.
After the break, UAB reclaimed the lead when freshman Ashley Naumoff took a long ball from Liney in the 56th minute to hit the eventual game winner and the first goal of her Blazer career.
"Ashley had the best of both worlds tonight," Warren said. "She was involved with the Stetson PK, but she also had a really great goal. I'm very proud of her performance tonight, very proud."
For the match, the Blazers out-shot the Hatters 20-12 led by Liney's five shots. Junior Jasmine Kauka and freshman Isabel Shanteau added four attempts apiece. Juniors Amy Harrison and Kirsten Ebert, sophomore Megan Collins, and freshmen Paige Hoffman, Paige Hanks, and Ashley Naumoff also contributed to the Blazers' final total.
UAB's first half total of 11 shots matches their previous season high for shots in an entire game.
In goal, freshman Courtnie Northern made seven grabs, a new career high, including five in the second half to preserve the Blazer's final result.
Up next, the Blazers will travel North to Boca Raton, Fla. on Sunday to take on Florida Atlantic in their last non-conference contest at 10 a.m. CT.
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