Oct. 27, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Kimberly Fincher scored the game’s first goal in the 57th minute, and assisted Johanna Liney in the 73rd minute for the game-winning goal, to lift the UAB women’s soccer team (11-5-2) to a 2-1 win over North Texas (11-6-1) on Sunday at West Campus Field.
The Mean Green and Blazers played a defensive first half with only four shots from the both teams combined, before breaking open the scoring frame in the second period in UAB’s home finale.
“It was a must-win situation for us and that’s what we told the girls,” head coach Harold Warren said. “The Sunday games are always terrible for both teams because you work so hard on Friday. Sometimes you have to grind it out and they did a great job.”
Fincher found the net on a soft dribbler in the 57th minute when Jasmine Kauka fired a cross from the left corner to give the Blazers a 1-0 lead. Amber Haggerty provided the equalizer in the 67th minute when she scored a successful header on a Karla Pineda assist. UAB fired back six minutes later when Fincher provided a cross to Liney, who scored the game-winning goal.
UAB returns to action on Thursday in its final regular season match with a trip to Boca Raton, Fla., to play the FAU Owls.
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