Arizona soccer pulls out win over Florida Atlantic

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Arizona women’s soccer team defeated Florida Atlantic 1-0 at FAU Stadium on Sunday, giving the Wildcats two straight road wins to open the season.

The two teams played even until the 79th minute, when Arizona (2-0) got on the board with what turned out to be the deciding goal. Jazmin Ponce recorded her second tally of the season off an from freshman Jaden DeGracie to put the Cats ahead.

Arizona outshot Florida Atlantic (0-2) 13-5, with Ponce leading the way with four shots. Sophomore Hannah Wong, junior Alexandra Doller and junior Julia Glanz registered two shots a piece.

“I am very happy with the effort our team put in today,” Wildcats coach Tony Amato said. “We showed a great work ethic and a winning mentality to find a way to get the result. To start off the season with two wins is very important for our development. We now have a good feel for where we are at after the first weekend and will build off that this week in training.”

In net, Arizona goalkeeper Gabby Kaufman and FAU goalkeeper Courtney Zwetsch recorded two saves apiece.  

The Wildcats now return to Tucson for their first home match of the season, with UC Riverside visiting on Friday at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.