ULM vs. Florida Atlantic and FIU
15 vs. Florida Atlantic: Friday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.
Location: Boca Raton, Fla. / FAU Soccer Stadium
16 vs. FIU: Sunday,
Oct. 14 at 11 a.m.
Location: Miami, Fla. / FIU Soccer Stadium
MONROE, La. - With just five regular season matches remaining, the ULM soccer team looks to get back on track in Florida this weekend. The Warhawks travel to Florida Atlantic on Friday at 6 p.m. CT and conclude the weekend at FIU on Sunday at 11 a.m. CT.
ULM was tied at the half in both of its matches last weekend, but finished with a 0-2 record at home against Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky. Freshmen Karlea Fehr and Mariah Mitchell each had goals on the weekend.
Fehr's goal, which came in the 58th minute against Middle Tennessee on Friday, was her team-leading fifth on the season. Fehr ranks just outside the top 10 in the Sun Belt in goals scored and points (15). She is tied for seventh place in the conference with five assists this season. Mitchell scored her first career goal Sunday in the 16th minute against Western Kentucky. The Corona, Calif., native ranks third on the team with five points this season.
ULM has now scored a goal in three straight matches and seven of its last eight. The Warhawks combined to score just five goals in Sun Belt play the past two seasons, but already have four in conference play this season. As a team, ULM is tied for ninth place in the Sun Belt in goals scored (14) and alone in ninth place in points (48).
Florida Atlantic enters the weekend with a 1-4 record in Sun Belt play with its only conference victory coming in a 2-0 decision over Troy on Sept. 21. The Owls have been competitive over the past weeks though, dropping one-goal decisions to North Texas (2-1), Middle Tennessee (3-2, 2OT) and Western Kentucky (1-0, OT). Claire Emslie leads the Owls with eight goals this season.
ULM is 1-5 all-time against Florida Atlantic, including a close 2-1 loss to the Owls last season in Boca Raton. The Warhawks lone win in the series came back in 2007, a 1-0 victory over the Owls on the road.
FIU has played one of the most difficult schedules of any team in the Sun Belt and enters the weekend with a record of 6-5-2 overall, 3-1-1 in conference play. FIU and North Texas played to a 1-1 tie in the Panther's only match this past weekend. Chelsea Leiva leads FIU with six goals and four assists for 16 points this season.
The Warhawks have never defeated FIU in six meetings. The closest ULM came to knocking off FIU was in 2007, when the two teams played to a scoreless tie in Miami. FIU knocked off ULM 3-0 last season in Miami.
ULM returns home for the final time this season against South Alabama (Oct. 18) and Troy (Oct. 21).