Oct. 18, 2003
Buies Creek, NC - Florida Atlantic University's men's soccer team scored with four minutes remaining to defeat Campbell 3-2 to start 4-1 in the Atlantic Sun for the first time in program history. The Owls scored twice in the remaining eight minutes as Kristoffer Aarskog scored his fifth game-winning goal of the season.
Trailing 2-1 in the 83rd minute, FAU (7-6-1, 4-1 A-Sun) took control of the game. Mathew Baum collected a loose ball in the box and shot it past Campbell keeper Brandon Kirksey for his second goal of the year and fifth point in his last two games. Three minutes later, Aarskog would steal the ball from the Camel defense and score his conference leading 11th goal of the season to win the game.
Campbell (2-11-1, 1-5-0 A-Sun) started the scoring in the 67th minute after both teams were held scoreless in the first half. Brendon Barry immediately shot the ball past Anders Granstad after the Owls defense attempted to clear the ball from their zone.
FAU responded immediately. Bjorn Masson sent a low cross to the feet of Bjorn Totland, who was 15 yards out. Totland worked past his defender and took a shot that sailed by Kirksey to tie the game 1-1. Masson tied a personal record for most assists in a season and needs only three assists to become the program's all-time assists leader.
The Camels would counter with a goal in the 78th minute. Jason Kirk would knock in the rebound of teammate Josh Asselin's shot to put Campbell up 2-1 with 12 minutes remaining in the game.
Greg Schwartzenberger fired a free kick on goal to the lower left corner, but Anders Granstad produced the best of seven saves on the night to push the ball beyond the left post to preserve the win. FAU outshot Campbell 20-14 and won the corner battle 8-3. The Owls have tied the program record for most A-Sun wins.
FAU returns home Thursday, October 23, to play against Lipscomb at 8 pm, in the second game of a double-header with the women's soccer team. 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.