23rd Edition of the #ASUNWSOC Championship Set for Saturday

23rd Edition of the #ASUNWSOC Championship Set for Saturday

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 - The 2016 ASUN Women's Soccer Championship kicks off Saturday October 29th with the first two matches taking place at Fifth Third Bank Stadium and the Athletic Training Center. No. 3 Stetson will host No. 6 North Florida at 3 PM EST while No. 4 Kennesaw State welcomes No. 5 Jacksonville at 6 PM EST on ASUN.TV. 

Regular season champions FGCU will square off against the victor of the Owls and the Dolphins match. The team that emerges triumphant between the Hatters and the Ospreys will battle No. 2 Lipscomb. The ASUN Championship Semifinals and Final will take place in Fort Myers, Fla. from Nov. 4-6.

Stetson vs. North Florida | Saturday, Oct. 29th; 3 PM | 
#3 vs. #6 Seed All-Time:
Last Match: Stetson 3, North Florida 2 (OT) (Oct. 15th, 2016; at Stetson)

#3 Stetson (8-6-2; 5-2-0)
All-Time Record in ASUN Championship: 5-11-2
No. 3 Seeds in the ASUN Championship: 15-12-7
Last Time in ASUN Championship: 2015; Semifinals
Best ASUN Championship Finish: Runner-Up; 2006
- Stetson will be hosting an ASUN Championship match for the first time since 2009 when the Hatters defeated the Campbell Camels.
- The last matchup between Stetson and North Florida was forced into a thrilling overtime period where senior Eduarda Pavao netted the game winning goal only three minutes in.
- In the all-time series between the Hatters and the Ospreys, Stetson has the upper hand at 7-6-0. The last eight meetings between the two, including a playoff matchup in 2010, have been decided by one goal.  
- Two-time Player of the Week and First Team All-Conference selection Sarah Collins leads the offense with 11 goals and 28 points on the season.

#6 North Florida (6-8-2; 2-5-0)
All-Time Record in ASUN Championship: 2-4-1
No. 6 Seeds in the ASUN Championship: 7-16-4
Last Time in ASUN Championship: 2015; ASUN First Round
Best ASUN Championship Finish: Semifinals; 2012
- The Ospreys featured two players on the ASUN Second Team All-Conference in sophomore Krista Colubiale and senior Alexis Bredeau. Both players collected 14 points during the regular season. 
- North Florida makes its third consecutive postseason appearance. The Ospreys fell to JU last year after a 6-5 PK shootout.
- Head Coach Robin Confer will be searching for her first career postseason victory. The former Tar Heel took over the UNF program in 2014.
- Eight of North Florida's last nine matches this season have been decided by one goal.

Kennesaw State vs. Jacksonville | Saturday, Oct. 29th; 6 PM | ASUN.TV
#4 vs. #5 Seed All-Time:
Last Match: Kennesaw State 2, Jacksonville 1 (OT) (Oct. 2nd, 2016; at Jacksonville, Fla.)

#4 Kennesaw State (9-7-1; 4-3-0)
All-Time Record in ASUN Championship: 7-6-2
No. 4 Seeds in the ASUN Championship: 6-16-6
Last Time in ASUN Championship: 2015; ASUN First Round
ASUN Championship Titles: Two - 2007, 2009
- The Owls own the advantage, sitting 12-3-1 all time against the Dolphins. Senior Kim Fincher was responsible for the golden goal in overtime in the last meeting between the two sides. Fincher tops the Owls roster with 19 points and seven assists this season. 
- The Owls are 2-2-1 all-time in the first round. Last year, KSU dropped a 3-2 decision in OT against Stetson. It was the first time since 2012 that the Owls did not advance to the semifinals.
- Kennesaw State closed out the regular season eclipsing its win record from last year by three victories.
- Dating back to 2006, Kennesaw State has only missed out on one year of postseason action. 

#5 Jacksonville (4-10-1; 2-4-1)
Twitter: @JU_WSOC
All-Time Record in ASUN Championship: 15-13-6
No. 5 Seeds in the ASUN Championship:  8-12-6
Last Time in ASUN Championship: 2015; ASUN Semifinals
ASUN Championship Titles: Three - 2000, 2006 & 2013
- First Team All-Conference junior Joelle d'Entremont has started in all of the Dolphins regular season matches, boasting a team-high 11 points. Her game winning goal in a 3-2 decision against Stetson clinched a postseason spot for Jacksonville.
- The last time Jacksonville was a No.5 seed came in 2012, where the Dolphins reached the semifinals. JU has made it to the second round of the championship in four of its last five appearances in the postseason.  
- Jacksonville and Kennesaw State will meet for the 17th time. The Dolphins last played Kennesaw State in the postseason in 2014, where No. 6 Kennesaw State pulled off the upset victory. 
- Head Coach Brian Copham has lead the Dolphins to the ASUN Championship on nine consecuitve occasions.