11th Hour: Week of 8/31

Giving you what you missed and what's coming up this week in FAU Athletics.

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11th Hour: Week of 8/31

Opposite hitter Gabrielle Dixon blocks a Stetson scoring attempt during the 2015 FAU Invitational tournament. Mohammed Emran | Staff Photographer

Opposite hitter Gabrielle Dixon blocks a Stetson scoring attempt during the 2015 FAU Invitational tournament. Mohammed Emran | Staff Photographer

Opposite hitter Gabrielle Dixon blocks a Stetson scoring attempt during the 2015 FAU Invitational tournament. Mohammed Emran | Staff Photographer

Opposite hitter Gabrielle Dixon blocks a Stetson scoring attempt during the 2015 FAU Invitational tournament. Mohammed Emran | Staff Photographer

Ryan Lynch, Sports Editor

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Scores from this week

Men’s Soccer (0-1):

  • Friday at UCF (L, 5-0)

Recap here by Zakaria Sadik

Women’s Soccer (3-1)

  • Friday at Sam Houston State (W, 2-0)
  • Sunday at #4 Texas A&M (L, 2-0)

Recap here by Ryan Lynch

Indoor Volleyball (4-0)

  • FAU Invitational Tourney (score represents sets won by each team)
  • Friday vs Bethune-Cookman (W, 3-0)

vs Stetson (W, 3-0)

  • Saturday vs Binghamton (W, 3-0)

vs Georgia Southern (W, 3-0)

  • Gallery of tournament games here

Reflections and Notes:

Women’s Soccer:

  • Junior striker Geovana Alves deserves recognition for her play to start the season. The transfer from Iowa Central Community College has scored three goals in the team’s first four games.
  • Junior redshirt goalie Sydney Drinkwater had two shutouts in the first four games, playing like a brick wall over the first two weeks of the season.

Men’s Soccer:

  • According to FAU Athletics, senior forward Deniz Bozkurt signed a professional contract with Rot Weiss Ahlen of Regionalliga (German fourth division league) last Thursday. Bozkurt previously played for the Puerto Rican national team during the summer, and also worked out with VFL Wolfsburg of Germany’s Bundesliga after his junior season.

Indoor Volleyball:

  • FAU volleyball has won every single set they have played this season, and they are currently sitting on a four-game winning streak.

Football:

  • Redshirt senior wide receiver Derek Moise is out for the season after injuring his knee during Thursday’s practice. According to the Sun Sentinel’s Nate Taylor, FAU plans to appeal the NCAA for a medical hardship waiver for Moise to save his last year of eligibility.
The Owl’s celebrate after a successful volley against Stetson on Friday night. Photo by Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

The Owl’s celebrate after a successful volley against Stetson on Friday night. Photo by Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Upcoming Games:

Football:

9/5 at Tulsa, 3:30 p.m.

TV:CBS Sports Network

RADIO: 106.3 FM ESPN

Women’s Soccer:

Friday 9/4 vs Miami (home opener), 7 p.m.

Men’s Soccer:

Thursday 9/3 vs Jacksonville State (home opener), 6 p.m.

Sunday 9/6 vs Fairfield 2 p.m.

Indoor Volleyball:

Lipscomb tournament (Lipscomb, Tenn.)

Friday 9/4: vs Pepperdine, 11 a.m.

vs Ball State, 6 p.m.

Saturday 9/5: at Lipscomb, 3:30 p.m.

Cross Country:

FAU Invitational (Season opener) 6 p.m.

Hashtag of the Week:

#FAUFightSongChallange

Started by Owls softball on monday of last week, the fight song challenge became a social media game to increase school spirit and became a friendly competition between organizations in the university. Football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and Athletic Director Pat Chun have already made twitter videos to continue the challenge. Currently the volleyball and baseball teams as well as student government, Vice President of Student Affairs Corey King, Owl media and fraternities (Alpha Epsilon Pi and Kappa Alpha Psi) have challenges pending from other videos. Make sure to keep up online with the hashtag to find your favorites and encourage others to take the challenge.

Ryan Lynch is the Sports editor for the University Press. For tips regarding this or other articles, He can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter.