Will Harris
Asst. Sports Editor

The resurgent season for UAB women’s soccer came to an early and abrupt end against Florida Atlantic University Wednesday, Oct. 1. The first-round match was a part of the Conference USA women’s soccer championship tournament held in Boca Raton, Florida. The lady Blazers entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed, while FAU, the host school of the tournament, was the No. 6 seed.

UAB had a shot to gain an early goal to lead in the twenty-fifth minute but the long shot struck the top post of the goal. FAU was able to regain the rebound off the post and the scoreless affair continued. The match-up was a defensive struggle for 90 minutes as neither team was able to score in regulation, sending the game to overtime.

In overtime, FAU’s Tiril Haga sent the ball into the box that was received by Elisa Holmes. Holmes was able to push the loose ball forward to Asta Arnadottir who shot across the net past UAB goalkeeper Kelsey Daugherty. The golden goal gave FAU the 1-0 win and ended a strong UAB season.

“My heart is broken for our kids.” said first-year women’s soccer head coach Erica Demers. “It wasn’t a lack of effort that hurt us today. We made a mistake and Florida Atlantic capitalized on it. We had chances to finish the game and unfortunately, we came up short. When you get to tournament play and the game is tight like it was tonight, the margin for error is so small.”

Senior Amy Brewer’s 25 points puts her at 10th-most single season points in UAB history. Daugherty was the Conference USA leader with an average of 0.75 goals allowed per game. Daugherty’s seven shutouts this season is the second-most in school history.

“I am beyond thankful for the experience this year has brought for our program and staff,” Demers said. “We grew as a team and as people. We will miss our seniors deeply and I wish we could have done more for them today and stay together as a team to fight another day. All the best to Florida Atlantic in the next round.”

The Owls accumulated 15 shots with six being on goal. The lady Blazers had seven shots with six being on goal. The Owls’ goal keeper collected six saves to UAB’s five. Both teams had five corner kicks.

The lady Blazers finished the season with a final record of 13-4-3, 7-2-1 in conference. The team finished their best season since 2004 and earned several all-conference honors in the process. These players include Daugherty and Brewer on the first team, Rachel Green on the second team and Audria Wood on the third team. Wood also made the conference’s all-freshman team along with Regan Kommor. The lady Blazers won nine more total games than the 2016 season and six more conference games under Demer’s first year as head coach.

Will Harris can be reached at willhrrs@uab.edu and on Twitter @Kscope_sports.

Aura and Real Life Poets host 2nd annual Spoken Truth Poetry Festival

Join us for a full day of artistry and workshops at the Spoken Truth Poetry Festival on April 14, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at UAB’s Hill Student Center. Admission is free for all attendees. Aura Literary Arts Review (UAB) and Real Life Poets, Inc. have partnered to bring an array of activities to this year’s poetry festival, including a variety of workshops, a poetry slam, and a special poetry showcase highlighting spoken word performers in the region. Workshops begin at 1 p.m. with topics varying from the art of performing poetry, how to become a published author, and how to create your own handmade magazine.

Poetry slam participants must be between the ages of 15 and 21. The poetry slam begins at 5 p.m., followed by the poetry showcase at 6:30 p.m. We believe that art is a vital form of expression that develops independence, enhances creative and critical thinking, and encourages higher order thinking such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Art crosses cultural boundaries and breaks down social, religious and racial barriers. UAB’s Aura Literary Arts Review and Real Life Poets, Inc. aim to encouraging artistic expression, especially amongst the youth and young adults in our community who will someday help activate and bring about change in our world. So be prepared to enjoy a monumental day of truth and expression!

*To register to attend the workshops or participate in the poetry slam, visit www.uab.edu/studentmedia.com. For media inquiries only, contact 205.585.8271 or email info@reallifepoets.org

Spoken Truth Poetry Festival April 14 workshops begin at 1pm and continue until 5pm where the poetry slam and showcase will begin

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USGA to reign in new president: Candidates introduce platforms of their campaign to student body

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As a young and growing institution, UAB looks to student leaders to help shape the future of the university. USGA hosted their 2018 Presidential Debate Thursday, March 1.

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Black Panther Movie Review  

Jo Wright
Life & Style Reporter

The release of Black Panther over President’s Day weekend spurred plenty of excitement, evidenced by its immense success in the box office. The original estimate of $165 million was eclipsed by the $242 million made domestically. The film, directed by Ryan Coogler, features a nearly all-black cast and qualitative female-empowering roles.   

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How to survive to school shooting: Capt. Amy Schreiner shares with students how to live through an on-campus shooting

Sufia Alam
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According to the Center for Disease Control, roughly half of those who commit or attempt to carry out a homicide at a school usually present some type of warning sign, such as telling others about their plan or leaving a note before the event.   

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