Oct. 23, 2003
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University's men's soccer team failed to reach its fifth win in the Atlantic Sun as the team was upset by Lipscomb 3-2 Thursday night. Kristoffer Aarskog scored his conference leading 12th goal of the season while Josh Garbee scored his eighth goal of the season. Lipscomb improves to 4-11 overall and 2-4 in the A-Sun. FAU falls to 7-7-1 overall and 4-2 in the A-Sun.
Aarskog started the scoring for the Owls in the 10th minute. Luka Lau sent a cross from the right side of the box to him on the left side of the six-yard box. Aarskog settled and shot off-balanced point blank past Bison's keeper JD Murphy for the goal. Aarskog has recorded at least one point in three consecutive games.
Lipscomb tied the score in the 16th minute when Roland Borys made a run past the defense and shot past the keeper for his fourth goal of the year. The Bisons would take the lead 10 minutes later when Ben Page crossed the ball from the far corner to Denis Kitzinger. Kitzinger's shot snuck past FAU keeper Anders Granstad for his fifth goal of the year.
FAU would claw its way back in the 32nd minute when Josh Garbee got the ball at the 40-yard line, ran past a defender to the 25-yard line and fired a shot that sailed over the head of Murphy to tie the game 2-2.
The final goal of the half proved to be the game winner. Tyler Johnson passed to Nathan Busey, who's shot got by Granstad for the 3-2 lead. The goal was Bussey's first of the season.
FAU outshot Lipscomb 12-5 and won the corner battle 11-3.
The Owls return to action on Saturday, October 25 against Belmont at 7:30 pm. Individual ticket prices are $4 for adults and $2 for seniors/children. For ticket information, call 866-FAU-OWLS.
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