Green Bay Women's Soccer Falls 2-1 at Florida Gulf Coast

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Release: August 24, 2012
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Senior Megan Braatz tallied her first goal of the season on Friday night.

By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay women's soccer team scored first Friday night in its opening game of the Embassy Suites Classic in Fort Myers, Fla., but tournament host Florida Gulf Coast (2-1) scored twice within four minutes to steal a 2-1 victory. Senior Megan Braatz (Waukesha, Wis.) found the back of the net for the Phoenix in the 62nd minute.

With Tropical Storm Isaac heading towards the gulf coast, Green Bay's game against Florida Atlantic scheduled for Sunday morning has been moved up to 6 p.m. on Saturday night.

Braatz was aggressive from the onset on Friday night, firing three shots in the opening 16 minutes. With the shots even at 5-5 at the break, the Phoenix and the Eagles went to the halftime break scoreless.

Seventeen minutes into the second half, Braatz put the visitors in front, scoring off a pass from sophomore Hannah Kernen (Belleville, Wis.).

The Phoenix had two good chances just eight minutes later, but FGCU's Brittany Brown turned away shots from sophomore Emily Friedl (Kenosha, Wis.) and Kernan.

The Eagles pushed across the equalizer in the 79th minute on a header goal from Emma Blackwell. Less than three minutes later, Blackwell added the game-winner and the Phoenix suffered a second-straight tough defeat. Green Bay dropped its opener 2-0 last Friday when South Dakota State scored twice in the last 10 minutes.

"It was tough to lose a second game in a row in the final minutes," said Warren. "We had two really good chances to go 2-0 up right before they counter attacked and scored the tying goal following our corner kick. The heat and humidity took its toll in the later stages of the game but our players fought bravely. We will have to bounce back with a quick turnaround before facing Florida Atlantic Saturday night."

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Friday , September 04
Women's Soccer 
at North Dakota
4:00 PM
Grand Forks, N.D. (Ellig Sports Complex)
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Sunday , September 06
Women's Soccer 
at South Dakota
12:00 PM
Vermillion, S.D. (USD Soccer Complex)
 
Friday , September 11
Women's Soccer 
vs. Chicago State
3:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 | Stats
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Sunday , September 13
Women's Soccer 
vs. Eastern Washington
7:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
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Friday , September 18
Women's Soccer 
at Detroit
2:00 PM
Detroit, Mich. (Titan Field)
 
Sunday , September 20
Women's Soccer 
at Eastern Michigan
12:00 PM
Ypsilanti, Mich. (Scicluna Field)
 
Saturday , September 26
Women's Soccer 
vs. Oakland
6:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Wednesday, September 30
Women's Soccer 
at Milwaukee
7:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis. (Engelmann Stadium)
 
Saturday , October 03
Women's Soccer 
vs. Cleveland State (Alumni Day)
1:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Saturday , October 10
Women's Soccer 
at Youngstown State
12:00 PM
Youngstown, Ohio (Farmers National Bank Field)
 
Saturday , October 17
Women's Soccer 
at Valparaiso
TBA
Valparaiso, Ind. (Brown Field)
 
Wednesday, October 21
Women's Soccer 
vs. UIC
6:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Saturday , October 24
Women's Soccer 
vs. Wright State (Senior Day)
7:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 | Stats
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Friday , October 30
Women's Soccer 
at Northern Kentucky
6:00 PM
Highland Heights, Ky. (NKU Soccer Stadium)
 
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