UNF Women's Soccer Tallies Fourth-Straight Clean Sheet in Draw Against Kennesaw State

UNF Women's Soccer Tallies Fourth-Straight Clean Sheet in Draw Against Kennesaw State


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (unfospreys.com) – North Florida women's soccer continued its stingy play on the backline, producing its fourth-straight shutout and third-consecutive scoreless draw as UNF and Kennesaw State (6-8-3, 4-3-2 ASUN) played to a 0-0 tie Wednesday, Oct. 19 from Hodges Stadium. 

UNF (4-6-4, 3-3-3 ASUN) extended its unbeaten streak to four matches, while also tallying its third-straight 0-0 draw after producing the same result against Queens Oct. 13 and Liberty Oct. 16. 

Goalkeeper Sofia Miliancano tallied a pair of saves, bringing her to 24 saves on the year as well as five shutouts. The keeper out of Miami has not allowed a goal this month, with September 25 marking the last time Miliancano has allowed a shot to get by her. 

As for shots, UNF outshot Kennesaw State, 13-8, while holding the Owls without a shot in the first 45 minutes of play. The physical contest didn't produce any cards, but featured 28 fouls. 

UNF is seventh in the league ledger, with the top eight making the ASUN tournament. The Ospreys stand two points ahead of Stetson and three ahead of Jacksonville.


UNF 0, KSU 0

Inside the Match

  • First Half: UNF dominated the run of play and distribution of scoring opportunities in the first, outshooting the Owls, 6-0 … UNF's control of the time of possession started from the opening whistle as the Ospreys created a number of chances in the striking third … Allie Fekany nearly broke the 0-0 tie in the 20th minute after sending a scorching shot off the crossbar … solid build from the UNF midfield setup a cross to a lunging Jersi Dadah, but a shot from her outstretched foot sliced left of the post.
  • Second Half: Kennesaw State finally put a shot towards UNF's goal as Kendall Higgs had one sail left of the mark in the 51st minute … she followed that up one minute later as one of KSU's best chances was squandered … Kennesaw had two solid looks on goal of its eight-shot day, but neither hit their mark as UNF emerged into the final third of the match with another shutout intact … UNF controlled the run of play, but some offsides calls and late clearances from the KSU backline contributed to the 0-0 result.

Leaders By the Numbers
UNF

  • Jersi Dadah | 4 shots, 1 on goal
  • Allie Fekany | 2 shots, 1 on goal
  • Hartmann, Siassi, Thurston, House | 90 minutes apiece
  • Miliancano | 2 saves, 90 minutes
  • Chloe Lynch | 2 shots, 1 on goal, 37 minutes off the bench

KSU

  • Aly Bryan | 4 shots, 1 on goal
  • Allanah Blye | 90 minutes, 4 saves

Notes

  • This is the first time in program history that three-straight matches have ended in a scoreless draw
  • Miliancano earned her fifth shutout of the year. She also played her seventh complete game in front of the net
  • Gabby Daly played in her first match since Sept. 25 at Stetson after missing the last few weeks due to injury
  • Eight Ospreys have appeared in all 14 contests, Zara Siassi, Amanda Hartmann and Jersi Dadah as the three Ospreys to have started every match this year
  • The last two matches with UNF and Kennesaw State have ended in a 0-0 draw. The two teams played to the same result at Hodges Stadium Oct. 17 of last year. 
  • UNF hasn't allowed a Kennesaw State goal since Sept. 30 of 2018
  • North Florida has yet to permit a goal in matches played at Hodges Stadium. UNF has allowed three goals this season, but they have come on the turf field adjacent to Hodges Stadium as rain pushed the match from the natural grass pitch.
  • UNF is 2-1-3 at home and 0-0-3 during this home stand.

Up Next
UNF hosts Bellarmine for Senior Day Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. in the regular season finale.


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