Owls to Face 49ers in C-USA Semifinal Friday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  A trip to the Conference USA Championship game is on the line for the Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer team. The fifth-seeded Owls, fresh off of a 4-1 drubbing of Louisiana Tech, will face the host and eight seed in Charlotte in the C-USA Semifinals tomorrow. Kick off at Transamerica field in Charlotte is set for 7 p.m.

Conference USA Semifinals
Florida Atlantic University (10-7-3) vs. Charlotte (4-10-4)
Match DetailsCharlotte, N.C.  | Nov. 4 | 7 p.m. ET
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FAU avenged a regular-season loss to Louisiana Tech with the 4-1 victory on Wednesday evening. Gi Krstec, the C-USA Midfielder of the Year, scored twice early to set the tone and give FAU command of the game. Krstec tallied two goals a mere 40 seconds apart in the ninth minute, with the second one being a floater from well outside the box all the way on the right side. A penalty kick from Hailey Landrus and a goal from Bri Austin sealed the deal for FAU. Defender Luisa Daikeler tallied two assists in the victory, while goalkeeper Lexi Gonzalez picked up four saves.

The 49ers pulled out a big upset win by way of a 4-1 tally as well by taking down the No. 1 seed and regular-season champion Rice.


  • The Owls defeated Charlotte by a 2-0 final score in Boca Raton on Oct. 2. Morgan McDonald and Austin both found the back of the net for FAU
  • FAU is 5-2-3 all-time against the 49ers, dating back to the 2013 season
  • These two teams met in the opening round of last year’s C-USA Tournament, with the Owls advancing by penalty kicks


  • FAU’s semifinal appearance marks the first one for the Owls since the 2019 season, when they advanced to the C-USA Championship Game
  • Scoring multiple goals has been a successful method for FAU this season, as the Owls are an unblemished 9-0-0 when scoring at least two goals
  • The Owls have scored at least two goals in each game of their three-game winning streak
  • FAU’s Thelma Hermannsdottir is now in second place all-time in games played with 86 games played. That is four behind the all-time record, which is 90 held by Sammy Vitols
  • Landrus sits in third place with 85 games. Landrus became FAU’s all-time minutes played leader with 7,219 logged on the pitch as of now


The winner will play in the Conference USA Championship game on Sunday, Nov. 6. The bracket’s other semifinal features North Texas and UTSA, who will play before FAU and Charlotte on Friday.


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