Men's Soccer Loses Overtime Heartbreaker to UCF, 2-1, in the Semifinals of Atlantic Sun Championship

Nov. 15, 2002

Box Score

               1	2	OT	F
UCF            0	1	1	2
Jacksonville   0	1	0	1

Goals: JU- Dustin Sawyer (Brian Blackburn) 82:58, UCF- Chris Beaulac (Juan Pablo Giraudo) 69:05, Own Goal 93:02. Shots: JU- 12, UCF- 15. Corner Kicks: JU- 5, UCF- 10. Saves: JU- 6 (Greg Williams 6), UCF- 6 (Ryan McIntosh 6). Records: JU- 10-6-2, UCF- 9-7-3.

BOCA RATON, Fla. - UCF was the beneficiary of a JU miscue three minutes into the first overtime as the Golden Knights defeated the Dolphins, 2-1, in overtime in the semifinals of the 2002 Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Championship Friday afternoon at FAU Field. A Golden Knights throw in deflected off a Dolphin defender for the game-winning score in the 94th minute sending UCF to the A-Sun Championship game on Saturday. Senior Steve Command (Brighton, Mich.) and freshman Nuno Cordeiro (Palm Coast, Fla.) were named to the All-Tournament Team following the title game on Saturday. JU finishes the season 10-6-2 overall.

The two teams battled to a scoreless tie in the first half, but JU lost one of its top scorers in sophomore forward Richard Blackburn (Jacksonville/Orange Park), a Second-Team All-Conference Selection, just four minutes into the game.

The Golden Knights broke the scoreless tie in the 70th minute as JU keeper Greg Williams (Hopewell, N.Y.) made a terrific save on Juan Pablo Giraudo's header, but the ball was not cleared and Chris Beaulac put it back for a 1-0 lead.

Freshman midfielder Dustin Sawyer (Bunnell, Fla.) put the Dolphins right back in the game, scoring his first collegiate goal in the 83rd minute as UCF keeper Ryan McIntosh misplayed a pass from freshman Brian Blackburn (Jacksonville/Orange Park) sending the game into overtime.