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University of Central Florida Men’s Soccer Ties FGCU Eagles in Double-Overtime Draw

September 23rd, 2012 at 4:40 PM
By Jason Roberts

The University of Central Florida men's soccer team needed a late goal from Deshorn Brown – his first of the year – to earn a 2-2 double-overtime draw on the road in Fort Myers, Florida against Florida Gulf Coast University Saturday night.

'Soccer field' photo (c) 2007, Anonymous Account - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Knights actually led the game for the majority of the first half, this after Jeff Michaud scored his first career goal in the 17th minute of Saturday's match up on an assist from Ben Hunt

FGCU answered back after the intermission, however, putting up a pair of goals, including one from the Eagles' Daniel Stanese that gave the home team a 2-1 advantage in the game's 53rd minute.

Each team played the last 53 minutes of the match with only 10 men as the Black and Gold's Romario Williams and the Eagles' Felipe DeSousa each earned two yellow cards.

Meanwhile, Sebastian Evers played all 110 minutes at goal keeper for the Knights and finished with a pair of saves.

UCF moved to 2-2-2 on the season with the tie, while the Eagles went to 3-1-1.

Both teams, notes UCF Athletics, have been among the top programs in the state of Florida over the past few years, with UCF currently ranked 33rd in TopDrawerSocccer.com's Tournament 48 ranking, while the Eagles sit five spots below at No. 38. 

The Knights now return home to host a major match against No. 5 Charlotte, last year's national championship runner, on Wednesday evening.

Tags: Ben Hunt, Deshorn Brown, FGCU, Jeff Michaud, NCAA, Romario Williams, Sebastian Evers, UCF, UCF Knights

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