Ft. Myers, Fla. (September 14, 2012) – The FIU men’s soccer team (5-1-0) couldn’t overcome the weather and a two-goal deficit in a 2-1 loss to No. 21 Furman (5-1-1), on Friday evening at Florida Gulf Coast's Courtyard by Marriott Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.
After two 30-minute lightning delays halted play at the end of the first half, the Paladins snuck in a late goal with six seconds left to go into the locker room with a 1-0 advantage.
Furman would score its second goal at the 61’ mark before FIU cut the lead in half six minutes later when sophomore Quentin Albrecht scored off a cross from Christopher Moffett and Colby Burdette. The goal was Albrecht’s sixth of the season.
The Panthers had two opportunities in the final four minutes of the match, but shots by DeValdivieso and Andrew Mattek were saved by the Furman keeper to preserve the Paladin victory.
The Panthers will return to the friendly confines of the FIU Soccer Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, to take on the UMKC ‘Roos at 7:00 p.m.
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