Friday, September 25, 2009

College Women's Matchday: Tampa at No.19 Armstrong Atlantic

WHEN: Friday, 5 p.m., AT&T Field

NEED TO KNOW: The Spartans embark on their final non-conference trip of the season and face host Armstrong Atlantic in their third straight game against a ranked opponent.

The Pirates are ranked No.19 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division II poll thanks to a 5-12 record, and enter the game on a five-game undefeated streak. Kristin Burton had a career game in their last outing, a 7-2 thrashing of Clayton State, as she scored five of the Pirates seven goals.

The Spartans lost both games against No.8 Carson-Newman and No.6 Columbus State last weekend, but Coach Gerry Lucey has been pleased with the progress his young squad has shown. Tampa also faces Georgia College and State on Sunday before opening its Sunshine State Conference schedule against Nova Southeastern next Friday.

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