Score: #2 FGCU 1, #7 North Florida 0 (FGCU Advances)
Records: FGCU (11-5-1) | North Florida (4-7-5)
Location: Pickering Field at the FGCU Soccer Complex (Fort Myers, Fla.)
FORT MYERS, Fla. – No. 2 seed FGCU's Margaret Berry poked a loose ball into the net midway through the second half of Thursday's ASUN Conference Women's Soccer Championship Quarterfinal and that proved to be the difference in a 1-0 victory against No. 7 North Florida.
After a scoreless opening half that saw the Eagles outshoot the Ospreys, 8-3, FGCU finally converted in the 74th minute as Berry found her way to the ball in the middle of a pack and was able to get enough foot on the ball to slip it into the net for the eventual match winner. UNF created a couple of scoring opportunities late but was unable to find the equalizer in its quarterfinal battle with the Eagles.
- FGCU finished the match with a 17-8 advantage in shot attempts led by five from Ericka Zschuppe; five different Eagles notched multiple shot attempts in the contest
- Osprey goalkeeper Sofia Miliancano made five saves in the contest including a pair of diving one-handed punch stops
- Eagles goalie Katie Sullivan finished with three saves en route to the tournament-opening shutout
FGCU advances to the ASUN Championship Semifinals on Sunday, Oct. 30, to face #6 Central Arkansas at 2 PM ET. North Florida falls to 4-7-5 as its run in the conference tournament concludes.
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