FIU's lone senior, goalkeeper Kaitlyn Savage, got a near-perfect sendoff -- a field view of a dominating performance that left her only having to stop three shots on goal. And Savage really didn't have to do even that in the 7-0 FIU win against Arkansas-Little Rock Sunday afternoon. She could've played goal standing on her head and FIU still would've won by a massive blowout.
The bombing didn't take five minutes to start.
Sophomore Scarlett Montoya struck 2:51 into the game. Madlen Weinhardt, who also had two assists, and Chelsea Leiva, the latter tying Montoya for the team goals lead, followed in the first 8:29. By halftime, Montoya took the goals lead back, Ashleigh Shim and Nicole DiPerna got in on the fun and FIU had a 6-0 lead. Morgan Morris scored in the second half off an assist from Shim.
FIU, 10-5-2, 7-1-1 in the Sun Belt, finish the regular season Thursday at FAU.
Sophomore defensive end Denzell Perine will redshirt to finish rehabilitating a knee. Defensive tackle Isame Faciane, who twice had to be helped off the field Saturday at Troy with what appeared to be a right shoulder problem, is being checked out today.