Nov. 3, 2013
LEXINGTON, KY – Florida Atlantic University’s men’s soccer team lost their final road match on Sunday, 6-1, against Conference USA opponent the University of Kentucky. The Owls were outshot by the Kentucky Wildcats 25-5.
FAU (6-6-2, 1-6-1 C-USA) allowed the first goal for the Wildcats in the 34th minute when Kentucky got the ball in midfield and shot past goalkeeper Theo Jamilloux from the top of the box. Just three-minutes later, UK was awarded a corner kick that was shot to a defender who recorded the team’s second goal off a header.
Failing to capitalize on its few offensive opportunities, FAU trailed Kentucky 2-0 at the end of the first period. The wildcats finished the first 45-minutes of regulation with a 12-1 advantage in shots and a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.
The Wildcats looked to improve their lead at the start of the second period as a UK forward beat FAU’s keeper in the 46th-minute. FAU’s Jason Fitzgerald managed to gain possession of the ball attempting to put the team’s first point on the board but, shot wide of the net. The wildcats retaliated with four shot attempts, including a header, in the following eight minutes. In the 57th-minute of play, UK took the ball down to the endline where it was eventually shot low past Jamilloux at the far post.
UK’s powerful offensive attack managed to collect a fifth goal seven minutes later shot from the top of the box. FAU attempted to close up their five-point deficit with a corner kick by Ronald Garcia in the 74th minute and a shot by Deniz Bozkurt in the 76th. Kentucky scored its final goal of the match in the 79th minute. Facing a shutout, FAU’s Deniz Bozkurt captured the ball with five-seconds left and shot it to Ronald Garcia who scored off a header bringing the final score to 6-1 Kentucky.
FAU will host two home matches to conclude its season. The Owls face conference opponent Tulsa on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and Stetson University for senior day on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m.