UCF Blanks Furman for First Road Win


Sept. 16, 2006

Final Stats

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A second half goal by sophomore Zak Boggs (Vienna, W.Va./The Pendleton School) helped the UCF men's soccer team edge Furman, 1-0, in a neutral site match at Snyder Field on Saturday afternoon.

The win, the team's first on the road, improved the Golden Knights' record to 2-5-0 and gave them a shot of momentum heading into the Conference USA schedule next week. Furman dropped to 4-3-0.

The two squads battled in the first half and went into intermission with the Paladins up 7-6 in shots.

In the second period, the Golden Knights continued to pressure Furman defensively. Of the nine shots they allowed, most were from long range and UCF sophomore goalkeeper Marcus Rein (Scotts Valley, Calif./Edison Academic Center) came up with four of his six saves. It was his second shutout of the season.

The Golden Knights goal came when they won the ball off a Paladins' restart. Freshman Cam Jordan (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury HS) connected with Boggs, who chipped the ball over Furman keeper Bryan Amos (four saves) in the 85th minute.

Furman finished the afternoon with a 16-8 advantage in shots and also held a 4-1 margin in corner kicks.

"Obviously, we are very happy to get the win," said UCF head coach Brent Erwin. "We have been playing well but earned varied results. For us to go on the road and get the win was very satisfying for us. The young men who played today played with fantastic effort and emotion."

The Golden Knights open up their C-USA schedule on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Tulsa. Admission to UCF men's soccer for the 2006 season is free courtesy of McDonald's. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights, tickets or apparel log on to www.ucfathletics.com - the official site for UCF athletics.