Hurricanes Claim 2005 Miami Tournament Title

Hurricanes Claim 2005 Miami Tournament Title

Sept. 6, 2005

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s soccer team took the championship title at the 2005 Miami Tournament held at Cobb Stadium this weekend behind a pair of wins over in-state rival Florida Atlantic and 14th-ranked Princeton.

The Hurricanes won the title based on point differential, scoring a total of five goals with two assists for 12 total points. UCLA also won against Princeton and FAU, but recorded just eight points on the weekend on three goals and two assists. Florida Atlantic placed third with three points on a goal and assist followed by Princeton who was held scoreless on the weekend.

Miami opened the tournament Friday night with a 2-1 win over FAU behind a pair of goals by freshman midfielder Bryn Heinicke, including the game-winner in the 79th minute.

UM returned Sunday to stun 14th-ranked Princeton, 3-0. Freshman midfielder Rachael Rigamat mirrored Heinicke’s performance from the game before, scoring a pair of goals against the Tigers.

Heinicke, who recorded an assist in the win over Princeton, and Rigamat led the Hurricanes with five and four points, respectively, combining for nine total shots, including five on goal.

The Hurricane back line, led by senior Ashley Durkee, junior Kristen Chapman and sophomore Akilah Moore, were also instrumental in the UM victories, helping the Hurricanes hold opponents to an average of just nine shots per game.

The Hurricanes will return to action this weekend when they travel to Bloomington, Ind. to take on host Indiana and Marquette at the Hoosier Classic.