JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – UNF women’s soccer goes up against Jacksonville for the 25th time in series history when North Florida goes across town for the River City Rumble and regular season finale Saturday at 12 p.m.
Who: North Florida and Jacksonville
What: Regular season finale and River City Rumble
When: 12 p.m.
Where: Southern Oak Stadium (at JU)
Live Stats: sidearmstats.com
- UNF and JU are meeting for the 25th time
- North Florida is 4-2 against JU under head coach Eric Faulconer
- The Ospreys outshot JU by 10 shots in last year’s meeting, but JU scored the eventual game-winning goal on a header off a corner kick in the 45th minute
- UNF and JU last played in the season finale Oct. 23 at Hodges Stadium
- The Ospreys are 4-7-1 at JU and 9-13-2 overall
Last Time Out
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Chloe Lynch got UNF even in the 53rd minute, but two late-session goals from Central Arkansas’ Kelly Van Gundy loomed as the Ospreys (4-8-3, 2-5-3 ASUN) dropped a 2-1 decision to Central Arkansas (8-6-4, 7-1-2 ASUN) Sunday, Oct. 15. UNF outshot the Bears by a considerable amount, putting up 12 more shots than the visitors despite the loss.
- JU is eliminated from postseason contention at 2-11-4 and 0-8-2 in league play
- The Dolphins are 2-5-2 at home, with their wins coming against Alabama State and Warner
- Lillian Young enters with six goals, a team high
- Ines Martin is one point behind Young with 11 points from four goals and three assists
- JU has allowed 37 goals, scoring just 17
- JU has been able to hold back opposing offenses a little bit better as of late, falling by 1-0 scores in three of the last four matches while playing to a 1-1 draw against UCA Oct. 12
- UNF sits at nine points, one spot out of the ASUN Championship entering the final match
- JU sits at 12th place and unable to make the conference tournament
- 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.
- To clinch a berth, UNF has to earn a win and then finish at least tied in overall points with Queens, Austin Peay, Stetson or Kennesaw State. North Florida possesses the RPI tiebreaker and won or earned a draw against each team.
- UNF’s best possible finish is sixth.
- Lauren Weiss, Amanda Hartmann and Zara Siassi account for the three Ospreys that have started all 17 matches this season
- 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
- UNF is 15-1-2 when scoring in the 80th minute or later under head coach Eric Faulconer
- Nine different Ospreys have combined to score all 16 of UNF’s goals
- Jersi Dadah and Paige McSwigan are tied for the team lead with three goals apiece
- McSwigan paces the team with 10 points
- Kayla Bond, Chloe Lynch and Kayla Bond all enter with two goals apiece
- Weiss and McSwigan come into play with four assists each