UCF men’s soccer wins 2-1 over FAU
Published: Sunday, August 26, 2012
Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2012 14:08
The Knights began their 2012 season on a high note, as Deshorn Brown scored twice to give the UCF men’s soccer team a 2-1 victory over FAU Friday night in Boca Raton at FAU Soccer Stadium.
Brown’s pair of goals was his first in black and gold and they were separated by just eight minutes. His second goal came in the 59th minute, less than two minutes after FAU forward Roberto Rivera tied the game at 1-1.
"Our players were ready to go from the start and we really controlled the entire game," head coach Bryan Cunningham said in a release. "That is hard to do on the road. I am proud of our attitude. After their goal, we battled right back. That is a credit to our senior leadership and the mentality of the team. It is great to start the season with a good road win."
UCF goalkeeper Sebastian Evers recorded the win and made three saves in the contest. The Knights outshot the Owls 13-8 and recorded seven shots on goal.
The win was UCF’s third consecutive opening-day victory, and the Knights are ranked as high as 26th in some polls.
TopDrawerSoccer.com released its Men's National Top 100 player selections last Friday, and UCF forward McKauly Tulloch earned the No. 44 spot on the list. The junior also received preseason All-American honors.