BOCA RATON, Fla.
– The Florida Atlantic University men's soccer team (1-2-0) topped St. Thomas (1-1-0), 1-0, on Saturday night at FAU Soccer Stadium and did so in dramatic fashion. With eight seconds left in the second overtime period, Gonzalo Pena Barrasus
scored to give the Owls the win.
HOW IT WAS DECIDED
- A defensive battle between the teams, neither squad was able to score in regulation or the first overtime, sending the match to a second extra period.
- As the clock ticked towards zero, the Owls mounted offensive pressure looking to avoid the tie. Alonso Coello Camarero into the box from the left and crossed the ball over to the right to Blake Dean. Dean served the ball into a crowd of Owls and Gonzalo Pena Barrasus headed the ball past the Bobcats' keeper for the win.
- Junior Gonzalo Pena Barrasus' goal was the first of his young FAU career. It was also first assists for newcomer Alonso Coello Camarero and freshman Blake Dean.
- Redshirt-junior goalkeeper Hagay Jalon recorded his first shutout as an Owl against a St. Thomas team that scored four goals in its season opener. Jalon had three saves on the night, two of those saves came in the final overtime as the Bobcats searched for a game-winning goal.
- FAU had six shots on goal in the match, including two from Pena Barrasus.
"There's a lot we can improve on. I told the guys right after that we have a lot of work to do, but we came away with a win and we came away with a clean sheet. I'm really proud of the guys for that."
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UP NEXT FOR THE OWLS
FAU hosts South Carolina for the first Conference USA 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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