JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – UNF women’s soccer opens its final home stand of the regular season with the first home match of October as North Florida hosts North Alabama Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. from Hodges Stadium.
UNF is set to play its final three matches of the regular season in Jacksonville, with one taking place across town at JU Sunday, Oct. 21. Tomorrow night’s match also marks this year’s Think Pink Game.
- Who: North Florida and North Alabama
- What: Final home midweek match
- When: Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.
- Where: Hodges Stadium
- Live Stats: sidearmstats.com
- Watch: ESPN+
- UNF and North Alabama meet for the third time
- It’ll be the first meeting between UNA and UNF since 2019
- UNF paces the all-time series, 2-0
- North Florida defeated UNA, 1-0, Oct. 10, 2019 in the last meeting between the two teams
- The first-ever meeting was Oct. 14, 2018 in Florence, Ala., a 2-0 win for the Ospreys
- Sydney Hauth is the lone current Osprey to have been on a UNF roster when the Ospreys have played UNA
Last Time Out
KENNESAW, Ga. – North Florida women’s soccer (4-6-5, 2-3-3 ASUN) escaped Fifth Third Bank Stadium with a league point thanks to the foot of Sophia Goetz and the head of Paige McSwigan as UNF got the equalizer in the 88th minute in a 1-1 draw at Kennesaw State (3-7-5, 2-4-2 ASUN) Sunday, Oct. 8.
- North Alabama is tied for fifth in the ASUN Conference ledger
- The Lions are 7-5-4 overall and 3-3-2 in league play
- UNA is 3-3-2 on the road and coming off a 2-1 win against Bellarmine Sunday
- The Lions conclude their season with three-straight road matches, beginning Thursday
- North Alabama’s other league wins have come against Kennesaw State and Stetson
- UNA played to draws against EKU and Queens, while losing to Austin Peay, Lipscomb and FGCU
- Head coach Chris Walker is in his 11th season at the helm, touting a 83-77-18 mark entering this season
- The Lions advanced to the 2018 ASUN Conference Championship match in his first season leading the Lions in the ASUN
- Alice Bussey is the straw that stirs the drink for UNA, having scored six goals while taking 24 shots on goal
- Hannah Guthrie and Giada Aldini do most of the table setting, posting four assists apiece
- Adriana Wright has tended all 1,440 minutes of UNA’s minutes in goal, posting 48 saves
- North Florida enters Sunday in control of its own destiny to make the ASUN Championship Tournament
- UNF sits at nine points, good for eighth with three matches remaining
- The Ospreys take on UCA (second place) North Alabama (tied for fifth) place and Jacksonville (12th place) following Sunday’s game with Kennesaw State
- The top eight teams make the ASUN Championship, with seeds one and two earning byes in the first round and quarterfinals. Seeds three and four receive a first round bye, while seeds five through eight begin play in the first round Oct. 26.
- Lauren Weiss, Amanda Hartmann and Zara Siassi account for the three Ospreys that have started all 15 matches this season
- UNF is 3-3-1 at home this season, having played some stiff competition including Air Force, Troy, Florida State, Lipscomb and FGCU
- UNF is 33-1-2 when scoring first under head coach Eric Faulconer as well as 8-0 when scoring in the first 10 minutes of the match
- North Florida enters having earned a draw in each of the last three matches
- UNF is 15-1-2 when scoring in the 80th minute or later under head coach Eric Faulconer