Sept. 14, 2003
Tampa, FL. - Florida Atlantic University's men's soccer team defeated UNC-Charlotte 4-1 Sunday afternoon in the third game of the USF/AmeriSuites Tournament. Kristoffer Aarskog scored two goals while Bjorn Masson and Josh Garbee scored their first goals of the season. The Owls have now won two in a row.
Just like the previous night, FAU (2-2-0) scored early and often. At 2:38 of the first half, Per Kyrk-Astemo's give and go in the box with Aarskog resulted in his fourth goal of the season.
Twenty minutes later Masson would get into the act when he dribbled through the left side of the field into the box where his shot sailed past Charlotte keeper Josh Beachem for his first goal of the season. Masson is tied for second on the team with six points on one goal and four assists. Aarskog completed the first half scoring in the 37th minute when he received Oerjan Stroeksnes' pass and struck a lob shot over the keeper from 30-yards out. Aarskog recorded his second multi-goal game of the year and now leads the team in points and goals with 11 points and five goals.
Charlotte (2-3-0) would respond with a goal in the 61st minute of play. Mira Mupier's shot sailed into the upper left corner of the goal past Owl keeper Anders Granstad for his second goal of the season. But the Owls would respond in the 72nd minute when Kyrk-Astemo would send a through pass past the defense to Garbee. On the break-away Garbee's shot went right by keeper Lucas Mackanos for his first goal of the season.
Granstad made two saves on the day as the Owls defense allowed only four shots on goal. FAU outshot Charlotte 12-4.
FAU returns to action Wednesday, September 17 against Florida International University at 7:30 pm on FAU Field. Season ticket packages can still be purchased. Adult packages begin at $21 while individual ticket prices are $4 for adults and $2 for seniors/children. For ticket information, call 866-FAU-OWLS.