#ASUNWSOC Teams Head Into Penultimate Weekend with Sights on Postseason

#ASUNWSOC Teams Head Into Penultimate Weekend with Sights on Postseason

ATLANTA, Ga. - Only two weekends remain in ASUN Conference Women's Soccer Regular Season action and the importance of each remaining conference game has ramped up with possible clinching scenarios now coming into play for the eight teams yet to qualify for the five remaining spots in the ASUN Championship.

Kennesaw State is the lone team to lock up a championship berth while NJIT, FGCU, Lipscomb and Liberty can all secure their spots with differing scenarios this coming weekend. A few of these teams also play each other this weekend, with NJIT hosting KSU and Liberty traveling to FGCU to start the entire weekend of what can be expected to be a thrilling time for ASUN Women's Soccer fans.

FGCU (9-3-2; 3-3)
Twitter: @FGCU_WSoccer 
Next Two Matches: vs. Liberty (10/11 - 7 PM, Facebook Live); vs. Webber International  (10/15 - 7 PM, Facebook Live)
Last Two Matches: L, 1-0 at Kennesaw State; L, 1-0 at NJIT
- The Eagles have given up only three goals in conference play thus far, all coming within their last three contests
- A match with non-conference foe Webber International is set between two remaining ASUN games vs. Liberty & Stetson
- FGCU closes with three-straight home contests after playing eight of its last 10 overall games on the road
- FGCU clinches an ASUN Championship berth with a win vs. Liberty, combined with Jacksonville & North Florida dropping points in their matches

Jacksonville (1-11-1; 1-4)
Twitter: @JAX_WSOC
Next Two Matches: at North Alabama (10/12 - 8 PM ET, Lion Vision); at Lipscomb (10/14 - 2 PM ET, Facebook Live)
Last Two Matches: L, 1-0 vs. North Florida; L, 4-0 vs. NJIT
- The Dolphins close out the regular season with three-straight road matches, meeting the ASUN's two new members
- Brittany Hundley is one of only four keepers in the conference with 70 or more total saves
- In September, JU doubled its scoring output from August with four goals scored compared to two in seven games played
- Jacksonville is 12-5 all-time vs. Lipscomb, winning each of the first 12 matchups between 2002 and 2013

Kennesaw State (12-3-1; 5-1)
Twitter: @KSUOwlsSoccer 
Next Two Matches: at NJIT (10/13 - 12 PM, Highlander Sports Network); vs. Lipscomb (10/21 - 6 PM, Facebook Live)
Last Two Matches: W, 1-0 vs. FGCU; W, 2-0 at Stetson
- Kennesaw State was the first team to clinch a berth in the ASUN Championship following its 1-0 victory over FGCU
- Tiffany Sornpao ranks second in D-I with nine shutouts this season. She has 16 career clean sheets in under two seasons
- Abi Hunt won ASUN Player of the Week for her game-winning goal vs. FGCU; KSU's first win over the Eagles since 2007
- Kennesaw State can clinch a first-round bye in the ASUN Championship with a win vs. NJIT and Liberty and North Alabama both losing

Liberty (3-9; 2-2)
Twitter: @LibertyWSoccer
Next Two Matches: at FGCU (10/11 - 7 PM, Facebook Live); vs. Stetson (10/14 - 1 PM, ESPN+)
Last Two Matches: W, 2-1 (OT) at Lipscomb; W, 2-0 at North Alabama
- Liberty claimed its first-ever ASUN victories with a pair of road wins against North Alabama and Lipscomb
- Zoe Gaffney recorded her first two goals of her career in a 2-0 win over North Alabama, the first ASUN win for the Flames
- Madison Ellis was named ASUN Defensive Player of the Week after assisting on all three Flames scores last weekend
- The Flames meet FGCU for a consecutive year, this time as ASUN foes. FGCU won last year's matchup 3-2 in Fort Myers

Lipscomb (8-4-2; 3-1)
Twitter: @LipscombWSOC 
Next Two Matches: vs. North Florida (10/12 - 6 PM CT, Facebook Live); vs. Jacksonville (10/14 - 1 PM CT, Facebook Live)
Last Two Matches: L, 2-1 (OT) vs. Liberty; W, 1-0 at FGCU
- The Bisons are in the midst of a four-game homestand after beginning conference play with a 3-0 road record
- Olivia Doak leads the team and ranks third in the ASUN with 19 points this season, a career high for the junior
- As a team, Lipscomb averages the most goals per game in conference play with 2.25 landing in net through four games
- Lipscomb can clinch an ASUN Championship berth on Friday with a win paired with a Jacksonville loss or tie

NJIT (10-4-1; 4-2)
Twitter: @NJITWSoccer 
Next Two Matches: vs. Kennesaw State (10/13 - 12 PM, Highlander Sports Network); vs. North Alabama (10/21 - 1 PM, Highlander Sports Network)
Last Two Matches: L, 4-2 at Stetson; W, 1-0 vs. FGCU
- In their victory over FGCU, the Highlanders set the program record for most wins in a season at 10
- Amelia Sapirman tied the career mark for victories by a keeper (17) and broke the record for career shutouts (12) vs. FGCU
- Fiona Wright is tied for second among all D-I freshmen with nine goals this season, an NJIT record for a single year
- NJIT can clinch an ASUN Championship berth with a win over Kennesaw State or with Jacksonville & North Florida dropping points in their matches

North Alabama (8-6; 2-2)
Twitter: @UNASoccer
Next Two Matches: vs. Jacksonville (10/12 - 7 PM CT, Lion Vision); vs. North Florida (10/14 - 1 PM CT, Lion Vision)
Last Two Matches: L, 2-0 vs. Liberty; W, 1-0 at Stetson
- Shelby Wall leads the ASUN and ranks tied for eighth among all D-I players with eight assists this season
- Senior Kylie Huey ranks fifth among all active D-I players with 93 career points, eight more than the next ASUN player
- In eight games at home this year, UNA averages 2.38 goals per game off of 16.1 shots taken per contest
- North Alabama is eligible for the ASUN Championship but not the NCAA Tournament in their first year of D-I play

North Florida (6-6-1; 1-3-1)
Twitter: @OspreyWSOC
Next Two Matches: at Lipscomb (10/12 - 7 PM ET, Facebook Live); at North Alabama (10/14 - 2 PM ET, Lion Vision)
Last Two Matches: W, 1-0 at Jacksonville; L, 3-2 (2OT) vs. Kennesaw State
- Thais Reiss' goal was the game-winner in the River City Rumble with arch-rival Jacksonville
- Rhiannon Conelley has allowed the fifth-fewest goals in the ASUN this year, letting only 17 shots get past her
- UNF is 0-4-1 all-time vs. Lipscomb, tying in 2014. Four of the games have been decided by one goal or less
- The Ospreys travel to Alabama to meet North Alabama for the first time even though both were once members of D-II

Stetson (4-8-3; 1-4-1)
Twitter: @StetsonWSoccer
Next Two Matches: at Liberty (10/14 - 1 PM, ESPN+); at FGCU (10/20 - 7 PM, Facebook Live)
Last Two Matches: W, 4-2 vs. NJIT; L, 2-0 vs. Kennesaw State
- Stetson's 4-2 victory over NJIT marked the first game all year in which the Hatters scored more than two goals in a game
- Battling injuries all season to their depth, Stetson has had five freshmen score their first career goals throughout the year
- Emily Plotz needs six more saves this year to set a new career-high at 77. She stopped 76 shots a season ago.
- The Hatters face Liberty for the first time as ASUN foes, last meeting as non-conference sides in 2008. The game ended in a 0-0 draw