LBSU Women's Soccer Set to Host FIU in Exhibition Game This Friday
Aug 14, 2013
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach State women's soccer team will host FIU in an exhibition game Friday, Aug. 16, at George Allen Field. Kick-off is set for 11 a.m. (PT), which was changed from the original start time of 6 p.m.
The 49ers, who are coming off their third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance, return 13 letterwinners and five starters from last year's squad that finished with a 12-8-0 overall record.
Leading the way in 2013 will be senior midfielder Eileen Maes and junior midfielder Taylor Nelson. Maes, a second-team All-Big West selection, was tops on the squad with nine goals, and added three assists and 21 points last year. Nelson garnered All-Big West honorable mention recognition after registering three assists and 28 shot attempts.
LBSU also welcomes back sophomore forward Elizabeth Lyons (2 goals, 3 assists) and sophomore midfielder Hannah Sanders (1 goal, 1 assist), who were both named to the conference's all-freshman team in 2012.
The 49ers will officially open the season on Friday, Aug. 23, when they host Northern Arizona at 7 p.m.
A GLANCE AT FIU
FIU welcomes back its top two scorers in senior forward Chelsea Leiva and junior midfielder Scarlet Montoya. Leiva compiled a team-best 11 goals and 29 points, while also totaling seven assists. Montoya chipped in nine goals, six assists and 24 points.