Thursday, October 6, 2005 - GSAC Game 3
Final: Sunbirds 2, Hope International 2 (Overtime)
Fresno - A late goal by Elizabeth Burns salvaged a 2-2 overtime tie for the Sunbirds against the Hope International University Royals. The Golden State Athletic Conference match was played under the lights at Steinert Field this evening.
Jennifer Love gave the visitors a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal at 32:00.
Six minutes into the second half Love made it 2-0 with another unassisted goal.
Julie Ramirez gave the Sunbirds a glimmer of hope when she converted a penalty kick in the 64th minute.
Burns goal, on an assist from Cynthia Martinez, came with less than four minutes to play.
Both teams had chances in the overtime, but neither team scored.
"We were lack-luster tonight," said FPU head coach Jaime Ramirez. "We made some huge mistakes on defense and they made us pay, but we will take the point. At least we got a point out of it."
The Sunbirds, now 4-4-1 overall and 0-2-1 in GSAC play, travel to San Diego tomorrow where they will face the Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions Saturday at 2:30.
Hope International: 5-4-2, 0-1-2
Fresno Pacific: 4-4-1, 0-2-1
Updated Series Record
FPU lead the series 3-1-1
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Each year more than 2,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the 42-acre main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in Visalia and Bakersfield. The university also reaches 12,000 students across the nation and around the world through professional development studies programs. The only four-year Christian university in the Central Valley, FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top quarter among Western universities master's category by U.S. News & World Report.