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UAB women’s soccer falls to FIU, 3-2 (Photos)
The UAB women’s soccer team (9-4-1) let go of a two-point lead to lose to Florida International, 3-2, on Sunday, October 13.
The Blazers started off with a solid first half, but they couldn’t hold onto it. Sophomore midfielder Paige Hanks scored with an assist from redshirt freshman forward Kasey Johnson in the 17th minute.
Seventeen minutes later, freshman midfielder Morgan Key-Adams scored UAB’s second goal, and senior midfielder Jasmine Kauka collected the assist.
Florida International fought back hard, although the Golden Panthers weren’t able to score until the second half. Despite UAB’s lead going into halftime, head coach Harold Warren wasn’t satisfied with his team’s performance:
“I don’t think we controlled the first half. I thought they controlled it more than we did. I don’t think we played with enough energy the entire game.”
“We know what we need to do, but when there’s no effort, it doesn’t matter,” he said.
There were some humorous moments in the first period.
As a UAB player and Florida International player went after the ball, they ran into each other. The UAB player fell over the ball and between the legs of her opponent. The FIU player stared at the ball, resting behind the Blazer’s feet, not knowing how to get to it. Both teams looked quizzically at the two tangled players. Then to gain possession of the ball, the FIU player jumped over the player who was still beneath her legs.
But the humor quickly faded in the second period when Florida International took over the game.
In the 54th minute, redshirt sophomore midfielder Sara Stewart, assisted by sophomore midfielder Madlen Weinhardt, scored FIU’s first goal. Less than ten minutes later, senior midfielder Kim Lopez tied the game with an unassisted goal.
The Blazers looked stunned as they realized they’d lost their lead.
“FIU’s a good team,” Warren said. “You can’t give them opportunities or this happens. They’re never going to stop.”
When the clock ran out, the Blazers huddled together to prepare for overtime. The team looked cautious, whereas FIU looked eager.
“I was telling them we’ve got to try to get one early, but we’ve got to play with heart, lot of heart and energy, but (that) didn’t happen,” Warren said.
Less than a minute into overtime, FIU’s junior forward Ashley Shim scored the game-winning goal.
“They’re a good team, I mean, but all three goals were preventable and should not have happened,” Warren said. “We’ve got to hold ourselves accountable. It’s not we went out and they just tore us apart. It’s all on us. We’ve got to look in the mirror and see what we’ve got to do to fix that.”
The Blazers next go on the road to play Charlotte on Friday, October 18 at 6 p.m.