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Women’s Soccer Dismantles Air Force in Home Opener, 3-0

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – North Florida women’s soccer (1-0-0) improved to 5-0 in season openers under head coach Eric Faulconer as the Ospreys dismantled Air Force (0-0-1) in a 3-0 rout, August 17. 

Goalkeepers Sarah Barrentine and Sofia Miliancano split the halves and helped contribute to a seventh clean sheet in the Osprey’s last eight contests. The performance marked UNF’s seventh-straight clean sheet on the Hodges Stadium pitch.

Sophomore Allie Fekany opened the scoring in the 28th minute after a beautiful long ball from Lauren Weiss put her through on goal. 

Just 15 minutes later, freshman Avery Raimondo sent a ball into the box finding the feet of Sydney Hauth who worked it past goalkeeper Sydney Davis.

Liz Anne Fogarty put the game to bed in the 86th minute after she was brought down in the box to set up a flawless penalty kick goal.

All told the Ospreys sent 26 student-athletes into the match, while North Florida outshot Air Force, 15-8. 

Goals

UNF | 28′ – Allie Fekany (Lauren Weiss)

UNF | 43′ – Sydney Hauth (Avery Raimondo)

UNF | 86′ – Liz Anne Fogarty (PK)

Inside the Match 

  • First Half: Air Force applied pressure early, forcing a save from Barrentine … Bella Pontieri rifled a shot off the post in the 23rd minute … Fekany entered the fray in the 28th minute and slotted a goal just 44 seconds after coming on thanks to an impressive through ball from Weiss … both teams exchanged chances until the 43rd minute when Raimondo sent a ball into the box to Hauth who found a way to push it home to extend the Ospreys’ advantage. 
  • Second Half: Both sides entered the second half making significant changes … the Ospreys continued to apply pressure, outshooting Air Force 9-3 in the second half … seven Ospreys made their debuts, with two newcomers contributing to the scoresheet … With five minutes remaining in the match, Fogarty was brought down in the box while attempting to score … she would step up to convert the ensuing penalty.

Leaders by the Numbers 

UNF

Air Force 

  • Kendall Rippley | 3 shots, 1 shot on goal 
  • Mia Otero | 2 shots on goal 
  • Sydney Davis | 90 minutes, 6 saves 

Notes 

  • The Ospreys tallied nine shots on goal, outshooting Air Force 15-9 
  • Fogarty scored her first collegiate goal since September 17, 2020
  • It was Fogarty’s first game since Sept. 20, 2020
  • Hauth recorded the third goal of her collegiate career
  • Raimondo and Weiss notched their first collegiate assists
  • Head Coach Eric Faulconer sent 26 Ospreys to the pitch,
  • UNF improves to 7-2-1 in matches played in August under Faulconer
  • The Ospreys haven’t allowed a goal at Hodges Stadium since October 23, 2021 against JU 
  • UNF is 1-1 all-time against Air Force, avenging a 3-2 overtime loss to the Falcons during the 2019 season
  • UNF is 5-0 in season openers under Eric Faulconer
  • It was UNF’s largest scoring output since Sept. 25, 2022 at Stetson
  • It was UNF’s largest margin of victory since Aug. 19, 2021 against Western Carolina in a 4-1 win.
  • It was UNF’s largest margin of victory at home since blanking JU, 4-0, Apr. 3, 2021

Up Next
UNF stays at home Sunday when it hosts ECU at 11 a.m.

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