Boston U. Edges UCF in Men's Soccer


Sept. 17, 2007

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BOSTON, Mass. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Despite goals from senior midfielder James Georgeff (New Castle, Australia) and junior midfielder Ryan Roushandel (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School), the UCF men's soccer team dropped a 3-2 decision to Boston University at Nickerson Field on Monday night.

After a scoreless first half during which the Knights (2-3-1) outshot the host Terriers (3-3-0) by a 6-5 margin, the two teams came alive on offense in the second. Just 10 seconds into the period, sophomore forward Shaun Taylor netted the game's first goal then assisted on a tally by junior midfielder Neil Hlavaty less than 40 seconds later to give BU a 2-0 lead.

UCF spoiled the shutout opportunity in the 56th minute on a free kick by Georgeff that slipped just inside the post. Ten minutes later, Terrier forward Aaron O'Neal put the home team up 3-1 before Roushandel converted a penalty kick in the 68th minute.

"We played a very tough Boston University team tonight," said first-year head coach Bryan Cunningham. "They came ready to work tonight and we got outplayed. We didn't do enough to deserve to win."

The Terriers finished the night with a 19-13 advantage in shots. UCF freshman Sean Johnson (Lilburn, Ga./Brookwood HS) made two saves, while his BU counterpart Hrafn Davidsson made six.

"The players and coaching staff are equally disappointed that we couldn't close out this road trip with a positive result," said Cunningham. "We look forward to our rematch with the College of Charleston on Friday."

The Knights return home this weekend as they host the UCF Fall Classic, beginning with Stetson vs. Wofford on Friday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. UCF plays the College of Charleston at 7:30 p.m.

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