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Sophomore Ariel Galletti leads UALR with four goals on the season.
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Galletti Scores Two, Mason Adds Another as UALR Tops FAU, 3-1
UALR Sports Information
Release: 10/18/2012

LITTLE ROCK - Sophomore Ariel Galletti netted two goals and junior Paige Mason scored one goal and assisted on another, as UALR (2-14-0, 1-7-0 SBC) captured its second win of the season with a 3-1 victory over visiting Florida Atlantic (5-10-0, 3-5-0 SBC) Thursday night at the Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex. Goalkeeper Natalie Marsh got the start and played the entire match while making eight saves to pick up the first win of her UALR career.

The Trojans put on one of their best offensive performances of the season Thursday night, totaling three goals on 22 shots, 12 of which were put on target. Sophomore Alyson Rohane led UALR with eight shots. Galletti added five, while junior Adrianna Queen contributed four.

Marsh's eight saves helped the Trojans limit FAU's offense to just one goal on the night, despite 21 shots and nine shots on goal. Claire Emslie scored the Owls' lone goal on a penalty kick in the 30th minute of the match.

Ashley Lantes played all 90:00 in goal for FAU, making eight saves and allowing all three UALR goals.

All the goal-scoring came early in the match. All four goals were accounted for within a eight-minute span, with the final goal coming just 30 minutes into the match.

Galletti got things going with her first at the 21:15 mark, accepting a pass from Mason and beating Lantes to the lower-right corner to make it a 1-0 contest.

Mason added her second goal of the season just five minutes later at the 26:42 mark, connecting off a feed from freshman Galya Cohen to increase UALR's lead to two. The assist was the first of Cohen's UALR career.

Barely a minute went by before Galletti notched her second goal of the match at the 27:54 mark. This time, it was freshman Ashley Asuncion who fed Galletti with a lead pass through the FAU defense. Galletti outraced the FAU goalkeeper to the ball and finished from close range to give the Trojans a 3-0 lead.

Following her performance tonight, Galletti now leads the team with four goals on the season. It was the second two-goal night of her career, as she also scored two goals against Florida Atlantic last season (Sept. 25, 2011) in UALR's 4-1 victory at Burns Park.

UALR now heads to Miami, Fla., to face FIU on Sunday at 12 p.m. The Trojans then return home for senior night against in-state rival Arkansas State on Friday, Oct. 26.

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