Squads Gear Up for #ASUNWSOC Championship Semifinals

Squads Gear Up for #ASUNWSOC Championship Semifinals

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 - The 2016 ASUN Women's Soccer Championship will resume Friday, November 4th in Fort Myers, Fla. at the FGCU Soccer Complex. The two semifinal matches can be seen on ESPN3 as No. 2 Lipscomb squares off against No. 3 Stetson while No. 1 FGCU hosting No. 4 Kennesaw State. 

The ASUN Semifinals will begin Friday at 4 PM ET, with second-seeded Lipscomb battling Stetson. The No. 3 Hatters defeated No. 6 North Florida in a commanding 5-2 victory, with goals coming from leading-scorer Sarah Collins (2), Briana Camargo, Lily Ammon and Hailey Williams. No. 4 Kennesaw State advanced to the semifinals after missing out last year thanks to a 4-1 win against No. 5 Jacksonville at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. 

The victors of the two semifinal matches will hit the field on Sunday, November 6th at 1 PM ET in the ASUN Championship Final streaming live on ESPN 3.

2016 ASUN Women's Soccer Championship Semifinals

#2 Lipscomb vs. #3 Stetson | Friday, Nov. 4th; 4 PM ET | ESPN3
#2 vs. #3 Seed All-Time:
 3-5-2
Last Match: Stetson 2, Lipscomb 0 (Oct. 7th, 2016; at Nashville, Tenn.)

#2 Lipscomb (11-4-2; 5-1-1)
Twitter: @LipscombWSoc

All-Time Record in ASUN Championship: 1-3-0
No. 2 Seeds in the ASUN Championship: 9-13-6
Last Time in ASUN Championship: 2015; ASUN Finals
Best ASUN Championship Finish: Runner-Up; 2015
- Lipscomb continues in search of its first ASUN Championship title. The Bisons have made four-straight postseason appearances, entering as the No. 2 seed on the last three occasions.
- Lipscomb notched a second-consecutive 11-win season, tied for the most wins in a single season in program history.
- Serving as just the third women's head coach of Lipscomb's NCAA Division I era, Kevin O'Brien was awarded his first ASUN Coach of the Year accolade since being named to the position in 2012.
- Anna Buhigas becomes the first student-athlete to earn more than one Goalkeeper of the Year award, racking up her third-straight honor in 2016. Buhigas collects 86 saves on the season logging six shutouts.
- The Bisons came close to making a sweep of the postseason honors claiming the Defensive Player of the Year in Niamh Rawlins and the Freshman of the Year in Olivia Doak. Doak owns seven goals and 17 points for the season.
- Lipscomb enters Saturday's semifinal with four of the last five meetings against the Hatters ending in a tie or in their favor.  

#3 Stetson (9-6-2; 5-2-0)
Twitter: @StetsonWSoccer

All-Time Record in A-Sun Championship: 6-11-2
No. 3 Seeds in the A-Sun Championship: 15-12-7
Last Time in A-Sun Championship: 2015; ASUN Semifinals
Best Championship Finish: Runner-Up; 2006
- The Hatters advanced to the ASUN Semifinals behind their highest scoring victory of the season, marking the first time Stetson won a home ASUN Tournament since 2009.
- Stetson defeated Lipscomb for the first time this year since the Hatters notched a 2-1 overtime victory in 2011.
- First-Team All Conference selection Sarah Collins has netted two goals in the first round of both the 2015 and 2016 ASUN Championship. Collins leads the Hatters offense owning 13 goals on the season; tied for the first in the ASUN.
- Stetson ties for the most players on the ASUN All-Freshman Team, seeing Florencia Baldassini, Lindsay Parent and EMily Plotz grace the list.
- Plotz who boasts a GAA of 0.88 was also named to the ASUN Second Team beside junior and All-Academic Honoree Annette Morton.
- Collins became the third player in Hatters history to garner First-Team All Conference honors in back-to-back seasons. Collins has amassed 32 points taking over the program's single-season points record.

#1 FGCU hosts #4 Kennesaw State | Friday, Nov. 4th; 7 PM | ESPN3
#1 vs. #5 Seed All-Time:
 6-1-0
Last Match: FGCU 2, Kennesaw State 1 (Oct. 7th, 2016; at Kennesaw, Ga.)

#1 FGCU (11-5-2; 6-0-1)
Twitter: @FGCU_WSoccer
All-Time Record in ASUN Championship: 9-0-1
No. 1 Seeds in the ASUN Championship: 27-3-5
Last Time in ASUN Championship: 2015; Champions
ASUN Championship Titles: Four - 2011, 2012, 2014, & 2015
- FGCU earned its seventh uninterrupted regular-season title and continues to rally in search of a third consecutive ASUN Championship.
- Three-time ASUN Player of the Year Tabby Tindell stands as the conference career leader in points and goals. Tindell is tied for first in the ASUN for goals scored this season alongside Sarah Collins of Stetson with 13. She claims the first-place spot in the ASUN with eight assists and 43 points for 2016.
- FGCU preserves its edge in the all-time series against Kennesaw State, logging an overall record of 8-1-2.
- Emilie Olsen is only one of two ASUN players to earn a unanimous selection to the All-Freshman Team. Goalie Melissa Weck and and defender Lindsey Patton joined her on the squad. 
- Weck owns a league best 0.76 GAA and nine shutouts, four of those against ASUN opponents. 
- Four Eagles grace the First-Team All Conference list including Tindell, midfielders Paulina Speckmaier and Ali Rogers and defender Ashley Sparks.   

#4 Kennesaw State (10-7-1; 3-3-1)
Twitter: @KSUOwlsSoccer

All-Time Record in ASUN Championship: 8-6-2
No. 4 Seeds in the ASUN Championship: 7-16-7
Last Time in ASUN Championship: 2015; ASUN First Round
ASUN Championship Titles: Two - 2007 & 2009
- Kennesaw States last match saw goals only in the second half coming from Kim Fincher, Abby Roth, Brittney Reed and Ashtah Das. Fincher, Roth and Reed all received Second Team All-Conference nods.
- The Owls have netted 36 goals this season, ranking first in the conference 
- Kennesaw State has only notched one victory against FGCU, earning a 3-0 win against the Eagles in 2007 at home. 
- The last five meetings against the Eagles have been deicided by one goal or a tie.
- The Owls leading scorer senior Kim Fincher ranks third in the ASUN for points (21), goals (7) and assists (7). 
- Isabella Contreras is the lone Freshman to represent KSU on the ASUN All-Freshman Team. 

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