Women’s Soccer Prepares for UMKC Tournament
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 | by Matt Judd
FGCU (4-1-1)
Tulsa (4-2)
9/7/2012 | Kansas City, Mo. | Attendance: 279
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Stats at a GlanceFGCUTLS
Shots (on Goal)8 (4)9 (6)
Corner Kicks13
Yellow Cards22
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Coming off a 1-0 victory over FIU last Friday, the FGCU women’s soccer team will embark on a six-game road trip, starting in Kansas City this Friday at the University of Missouri Kansas City Tournament. The Eagles will face off with the University of Tulsa Friday night at 6 p.m. and then finish up on Sunday when they take on Saint Louis University at noon.

The Green and Blue are 3-1-1 on the year, including a 2-0-1 mark in their last three games, and are currently ranked No. 49 Top Drawer Soccer Tournament 64 Projections.

Freshman Ally Kasun (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield HS) leads the Eagles with a team-high six points on the season, after recording two goals and two assists in the early going. Netting the game-winning goal in the 1-0 shutout of FIU, sophomore Shannen Wacker (Parker, Colo./Ponderosa HS) was recently named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week and College Sports Madness Player of the Week, and sits alongside freshmen Shea Rhoney (Lithia, Fla./Newsome HS) and Emma Blackwell (Jenks, Okla./Jenks HS) with two goals and an assist each.

Senior defender Ashley Ciesielczyk (Oregon, Ohio/Clay HS) has tallied a team-high four assists in five games, and recently tied the FGCU program record for career assists (22) after setting up the game-winner to Wacker against FIU. Freshman keeper Brittany Brown (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Athena HS) has started the last three games in goal for the Eagles, holding a 2-0-1 on the season with a 0.80 goals-against average.

The University of Tulsa comes into Friday with a 4-1 record and winners of three straight. Claire Nicholson leads the club with five goals on the season and sits tied with Stephanie Aitkin (4G, 2A) with 10 points on the year. Goalkeeper Katie Bykowski is undefeated on the season at 3-0 with a 0.32 goals-against average, recording two shutouts on the season.

Saint Louis University comes to the tournament with a 1-2-1 record after dropping a 1-0 affair against the University of Denver last Friday. Jenny Hummert, Maggie Gebauer and Jamei Borges all are tied atop the points list for the Billikens, each holding two points and one goal apiece. Katie Walsh has been in net for all four games for Saint Louis, picking up two shutouts and holding a 0.95 goals-against average.

UMKC Tournament Schedule

Fri. Sept. 7

Tulsa (Away) vs. FGCU (Home) - 6:00 p.m.

Saint Louis vs. UMKC - 8:30 p.m.

Sun. Sept. 9

FGCU (Away) vs. Saint Louis (Home) – 12:00 p.m.

Tulsa vs. UMKC - 3:00 p.m.

Live video and stats will be available throughout the entire tournament. Links will be available for both video and stats at www.fgcuathletics.com.