2016 FAU Men's Soccer
Both teams had limited chances in the first half, with the defenses controlling the tempo and keeping the respective offense in check, resulting in a 0-0 halftime score.
The Owls took six shots on the night from six different players while four players, including newcomer Daniel Del Rio, put shots on goal.
The Owls (0-2) out-shot the Bruins 20-16 after an aggressive start. Newcomer Dylan Huber paced FAU with six shots on the day.
In the 33rd minute, freshman Nikolas Gomez scored FAU’s first goal of the season off of a rebound to give the Owls an advantage.
Less than a minute later, Belmont responded to even the contest against freshman goalkeeper Daniel Ragoo.
FAU took three shots in the final ten minutes of regulation, including a header off the post by Albion Neziri, but couldn’t pull ahead.
After a blocked shot by Huber in the 92nd minute, Belmont scored the game-winner off a rebound in the 93rd minute for the winner.
The Florida Atlantic University men’s soccer team (1-2-0) recorded its first win of the season with a 1-0 shutout of Niagara on Friday night. Senior Jason Fitzgerald’s first goal of the year proved to be the game-winner in the 69th minute.
“I thought we played well in the first half,” FAU Head Coach Kos Donev said. “The boys tried to implement what we wanted to do and the style we wanted to play. In the second half, we got a great combo play with a great cross from Daniel Del Rio to Fitzgerald to put it away. I’m proud of the guys. They came out here and wanted to win this game and it was a great performance by them.”
In the fourth minute, Wisconsin converted on the first scoring chance of the match for either team, taking an early 1-0 lead. In the 89th minute, Alvaro Campuzano and Fitzgerald each had hit ahead passes that ended with McDonald’s tying marker. Both teams had a chance for the golden goal in overtime, but neither side was able to capitalize.
Wisconsin tallied 11 total shots, three on goal, while half of FAU’s eight shots were on net.
The Owls (1-3-1, 0-1 C-USA) held their own throughout the first half with Hitpass making three saves against seven Gamecock shots.
Marshall’s Trevor Starcher took a rebound off the post and fired it into the net for the game-winning goal in the 87th minute.
Florida Atlantic received goals from Dyan Huber, Jason Fitzgerald, and Alvarao Campuzano.
The Owls (2-5-1) outshot the Hatters 17-7 overall, and 9-5 on goal.
After 104 minutes of play, the senior received a well-placed free kick from teammate Campuzano in the box, ultimately heading the ball past the Blazers keeper for FAU’s (3-5-1) first league win of the year.