Oct. 10, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. - After 110 minutes of play, ending in double overtime, the Florida Atlantic University men's soccer team recorded a scoreless draw in their fight against Conference USA foe, the Marshall Thundering Herd on Wednesday night.
The Owls entered the match with a 5-0-0 record at home this season looking to down the Thundering Herd who were shut out by FIU in their last contest on Sunday.
Marshall's offense led FAU in shots 7-4, but was unable to capitalize on their opportunities in front of the net. The Herd also topped the Owls in shots on goal (5-1) and corner kicks (12-6).
Ronald Garcia-Hernandez led FAU's offensive attack tallying two shots, including the Owls' first shot of the match at the 13th minute. Garcia-Hernandez's next opportunity to score was on a corner kick in the 30th minute. Moments before halftime, Deniz Bozkurt shot for FAU but could not beat Marshall's goalkeeper.
Garcia-Hernandez attempted to score again six minutes into the second half but shot over the net. The Owls collected a pair of corner kicks in the 61st and 62nd minute but could not convert either one. A third corner kick, completed by Bozkurt, ended the second half as the match went into overtime.
FAU forward Daniel Montoya recorded the only offensive statistic in either overtime period. With the Owls and the Thundering Herd unable to score, the match ended in a scoreless draw.
Goalkeeper Theo Jamilloux collected five saves against Marshall contributing to FAU's defensive pressure which held Marshall from scoring. With the draw, FAU is now 5-1-2 for the season and 1-1-1 in conference matches.
The Owls will host Howard University at the FAU Soccer Stadium on Sunday, October 13 at noon. Live stats will be available at www.fausports.com.