FRIDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2004
Men's Soccer Drops 4-3 Double Overtime Heartbreaker to Florida Atlantic
Oct. 1, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 3-1 Jacksonville University lead evaporated in just two minutes in the second half, setting up Florida Atlantic's Walter Yoder for the golden goal in the 109th minute to give the Owls a 4-3, double-overtime victory over JU (4-4, 0-1 A-Sun) Friday afternoon at the Ashley Sports Complex in both team's Atlantic Sun Conference opener.
Yoder's first goal of the season came at 108:55, when he shot the ball past junior goalkeeper Gerrit deBour (Yulee, Fla.), in for injured senior Greg Williams (Hopewell, N.Y.), from inside the penalty box off the pass from Kristoffer Aarskog, who earned his third assist of the match on the game-winner.
The Dolphins jumped out to a 2-0 lead early, scoring the first in the 16th minute when sophomore forward Tommy Krizanovic (Jacksonville/Englewood) put in a rebound from a Richard Blackburn (Orange Park, Fla.) shot. Two minutes later, JU found the net again, when sophomore midfielder Brett Wagner (Tampa, Fla.) flicked a shot over the keeper's head for his first goal of the season.
Florida Atlantic (4-1, 1-0 A-Sun) cut the lead to 2-1 when Rustin Kluge put in his third goal of the season in the 50th minute. JU answered in the 65th minute, as Richard Blackburn scored with assists from Krizanovic and junior midfielder Brian Blackburn (Orange Park, Fla.), putting JU on top, 3-1.
Twenty seconds later, the Owls responded, when Josh Garbee scored off Aarskog's first assist. FAU tied the match, 3-3, in the 67th minute when Robert Bloom put the feed from Aarskog past Williams.
JU outshot the Owls, 22-16, while FAU had an 11-7 advantage in corner kicks. Williams had three saves before leaving with an injury in the 76th minute, while deBour had one save in his 34 minutes guarding the goal.
JU faces UCF Sunday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. in the second half of a soccer doubleheader at the Ashley Sports Complex. The Dolphin women's soccer team opens up the twinbill against Georgia State at 1 p.m.
2004 MEN'S SOCCER