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Men's Soccer Faces Utah Valley Monday

OREM, Utah – The Florida Atlantic men's soccer team (0-1-0) will continue its stint in Utah, facing Utah Valley (1-0-0) on Monday night at Clyde Field. The match will begin at 9 p.m. (EST).   
 
The match will be streamed online and live stats will be provided. Fans can also follow along on Twitter (@FAUMensSoccer) for live updates.
 
LAST TIME OUT
In the season opener, FAU fell to UNLV in Orem on Friday night. After a scoreless first half, the Rebels came out in the second and scored on a penalty kick. UNLV added to their lead with two more goals a few minutes later.
 
Redshirt junior Hagay Jalon got the start in net, making six saves in the match. Alberto Escobedo and Elias Arntsen each recorded two shots.
 
FRESH FACES
FAU added 21 newcomers to the 2018 roster, including 14 freshman, two Division I transfers and three Junior College transfers.
 
Second-year head coach Joey Worthen and staff brought in a group of players with varying experience, both in years and in backgrounds. Junior Marcelo Da Silva Anton comes to FAU after winning back-to-back national championships at the junior college level. Senior Alberto Escobedo joins the team after being a three-year starter at Jacksonville. Of the 14 freshman, nine played high school soccer in America while five played internationally.
 
RETURNING VETERANS
Eight players from the 2017 squad return to the pitch for the Owls. Sophomore Ferdinand Solberg started in 15 matches last season, playing in all 16, recording an assist and eight shots. Fellow sophomore Alvaro Rodriguez played in all but one game last season and had an assist and registered 11 shots. 
 
The keepers are an experienced group with a junior, redshirt junior and senior represented in the ranks. Daniel Ragoo and Luis Aranzazu both saw action last season.
 
ABOUT UTAH VALLEY
The Wolverines opened the season with a 4-0 shutout win against Evansville on Friday night. Austin Buxton scored two of Utah Valley's goals while Blake Frischknecht and Zach Maas each added one of their own.
 
The Wolverines feature 14 freshmen on the roster, including 11 true freshmen. Utah Valley is in its fifth season as a program.  
 
UP NEXT FOR THE OWLS
The Owls will return home to host St. Thomas on September 1 for the first home match of the season. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. For tickets, call 1-866-FAU-OWLS or visit FAUSports.com.
 
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