Oct. 13, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The UAB women's soccer team suffered a 3-2 overtime setback to Conference USA foe FIU on Sunday afternoon at West Campus Field. FIU junior forward Ashleigh Shim scored in the first minute of overtime to complete the Panthers' comeback.
The Blazers were strong at the start, jumping out to a 2-0 lead off goals from sophomore midfielder Paige Hanks in the 16th minute and freshman midfielder Morgan Key-Adams at the 33rd minute.
FIU then stormed back with two goals in the second period, followed by Shim's score in overtime to defeat the Blazers, 3-2. With the loss, UAB falls to 9-4-1 overall and 2-2-1 in Conference USA action. Meanwhile, FIU improves to 5-8 and 3-2 in C-USA play.
"I don't think we played with enough energy the entire game," UAB head coach Harold Warren said. "They are a good team, but all three of those goals were preventable. With a 2-0 lead, you cannot give a team like that opportunities, or things like this happen."
The Panthers made the most of their chances on Sunday, outshooting the Blazers 12-7 and totaling eight shots on goal compared to just four from UAB.
FIU goalkeeper Vanessa Plasencia, who came into the match in the second half, picked up the decision for the Panthers and moves to 2-2-0 overall on the season. For the Blazers, goalkeeper Angelica Jimenez picked up just her second loss of the season and moves to 6-2-1 on the year.
The Blazers now hit the road for two-straight matches. UAB travels to Charlotte on Friday, Oct. 18, before making the trek to Old Dominion on Sunday, Oct. 20.
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