Sept. 14, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. -Florida Atlantic University's men's soccer team took their third straight home win on Saturday night against conference rival FIU. The Owls defeated the Panthers 2-1 after 90 minutes of play.
FIU outshot the Owls 4-2 in the first half, but was unable to beat FAU's goalkeeper, Theo Jamilloux, who tallied seven saves for the game, three coming in the first half. The Owls took two corner kicks during the eighth and 10th minute of play but the game remained scoreless until the 36th minute of play.
Fourteen minutes into the second period, FIU took a shot on goal saved by Jamilloux. Bozkurt gained possession of the ball just over a minute later and beat FIU's keeper bringing the score to 2-0.
After two scoreless corner kicks and a shot on goal saved, FIU finally scored against FAU in the 70th minute of play, looping the ball into the right corner of the net.
In the final 20 minutes, FIU attempted two shots, both of which were saved, and took two corner kicks in a 20-second span during the 87th minute, but came up empty.
The 2-1 win marked FAU's third straight win for the season improving their record to 3-0-1. FAU last defeated FIU by a score of 4-1 back in 2007. The Owls return to the FAU Soccer Stadium to host Jacksonville on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.