#12 UCF Hosts FAU to Wrap-Up Homestand

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – The No. 12 UCF men's soccer team is back in action on Tuesday as they wrap up their three-match homestand against the FAU Owls at 6 p.m.

The Knights are riding a five-match win streak and finished the month of September unbeaten, posting a record of 6-0-1 after losing their opening match of the season to now No. 1 Wake Forest.
UCF has scored quickly in their last six matches, netting goals within the first 15 minutes. In the last three matches, the Knights have scored before the seven-minute mark.

FAU visits Orlando with a 3-3 record on the year. They have only played in one road match, a 3-0 loss to No. 21 Kentucky. The Owls snapped their two-game skid with a 3-1 win over FGCU, which was the fourth straight loss for the Eagles.

Ivan Mykhailenko has four of FAU's seven goals on the season and ten points collectively. Two of those goals came in the team's last match against FGCU. Alex Alexis leads the team in assists with three. The Owls have split time between their two goalkeepers, Hagay Jalon and Daniel Ragoo. Jalon has seen 327 minutes while Ragoo has played in 212. Both have allowed seven goals, combining for a 2.33 goals allowed average on the season.

Fans will want to get to their seats early, as the Knights have scored within the first 15 minutes of the match in their last six contests. Over the last three matches, the Knights have scored inside the first seven minutes. Two out of the last three, the Knights have scored before the clock has hit four minutes.

Friday's match was the first time Cal Jennings hadn't scored since the season opener at Wake Forest. Jennings looks to get back on the score sheet and back atop the national goal scoring leaderboard. Clemson's Kimarni Smith leads the nation in goals scored with 10 in nine matches played. Jennings sits two goals behind Smith with eight goals in as many matches.

FAU comes into the match having scored seven goals while allowing 14. The shots have been fairly even, with the Owls tallying 12.0 shot attempts per game while allowing 12.7. On the flip side, the Knights have trounced on their opponents, rifling off 15.8 shots per game while holding the opposition to 8.3. UCF has averaged 2.25 goals per game while allowing just one per game to their opposition.

The Knights are 22-8-3 all-time against the Owls, including a 7-1-2 mark over the last ten matches. UCF will play their ninth game of the season on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the second half of the season. UCF went 6-1-1 in the first half of the season.

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