Oct. 10, 2002
BOCA RATON, FL - Kristoffer Aarskog scored two goals leading Florida Atlantic University men's soccer team to its first conference win on Thursday evening over Campbell University. Four other players scored for the Owls as they defeated the Fighting Camels 6-1.
Both of Aarskog's goals came unassisted. His first score was a low line drive that just tucked inside the left goal post at the 17:35 mark. Aarskog followed his own score 23 minutes later on a free kick that bent masterfully around a wall, catching the Campbell keeper off guard. Aarskog was almost held from the game because of a leg injury but deciding to play the striker proved to be a good move.
"Every time (Aarskog) gets into a game he comes away with a goal," said coach Kos Donev following the game.
FAU (4-6-1, 1-3-0 Atlantic Sun) fell behind early as Ryan Palmer put a header into the back of the net for Campbell (2-7-0, 1-3-0 A-Sun) off a cross pass from the far corner. FAU did not trail for long. Just five minutes later Scott Rauscher penetrated the Camel's goal box and dropped a beautiful pass between two defenders that allowed Fredrik Stenrud to score his first goal of the season. Aarskog's two goals closed out the half with FAU leading 3-1.
The Owls wasted little time scoring again as they picked up two goals just minutes apart before 15 minutes had passed in the second half. Mauricio Andrade scored the first goal of the second half off an assist from Oerjan Stroeksnes. Two minutes later, Gustavo Alencar sent a nice cross into the box that David Rutherford headed to the feet of teammate Torbjorn Hompland, who one touched the ball into the back of the net. Josh Garbee capped off the scoring for the Owls as he dribbled through the defense and beat the keeper for his second goal of the season.
Anders Granstad saved four shots and made an amazing save late in the second half to keep the Fighting Camels scoreless in the period. The Owls out shot Campbell 19-13 and led in corner kicks 8-2.
Florida Atlantic plays its next game Saturday, October 12th, against conference opponent Gardner-Webb.