MIAMI (Oct. 2, 2011) – With 33 seconds remaining in the first overtime, FIU (4-4-2, 1-1-0 CUSA) freshman forward Roberto de Sousa took a rebound off a corner kick and buried the ball into the back of the net to take down No. 21 Kentucky (7-4-1, 0-2-0 CUSA) Sunday afternoon at the FIU Soccer Stadium in Miami, Fla.
The win was the Panthers first victory over a top-25 opponent since Nov. 14, 2007 when FIU took down No. 5 SMU in the first round of the Conference USA tournament. The goal was de Sousa’s first of his collegiate career.
Getting his first-career start in goal, freshman Rodney Greiling made six saves en route to the victory.
The Panthers will now have the week to prepare for a road contest against the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 8. Match time is 7:00 p.m. ET.
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About FIU Athletics: FIU Athletics is home to more than 400 student-athletes in 17 different sports, and is a proud member of the Sun Belt Conference and an affiliate member of Conference USA (men's soccer). Athletic events are played in seven different venues on FIU's campuses (Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay), including U.S. Century Bank Arena and Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.
About FIU: Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and enrolls 46,000 students in two campus and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. More than 140,000 alumni live and work in South Florida. FIU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference and has 400 student-athletes participating in 17 sports. In 2010 the Panthers won their first bowl game. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
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