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Owls play to 1-1 tie in home opener Thursday night.

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Men’s Soccer played the Jacksonville University Dolphins to a 1-1 tie Thursday night, after two periods of overtime could not separate the respective teams.

The start of the Owls’ home opener was delayed over two hours by lightning after the game began at 6 p.m.

In the first half, senior midfielder Ramon Whittaker scored the game’s opening goal, a cross from sophomore midfielder Aaron Laranetto in the 18th minute, giving FAU a 1-0 lead.

Jacksonville evened the score at one in the second half with a goal of their own. Martin Agredo took a penalty kick that beat Owls junior goalkeeper Josh Nolan to his left in the 51st minute, with what would end up being the last goal of the game.

Multiple cards were issued in the game, with Florida Atlantic’s Douglas Ludvik (78th minute) and Whittaker (110th minute) receiving yellow cards. Dolphins forward Alvaro Alvarez (79th minute) also received a yellow.

The Owls will play at home again on Sunday versus Fairfield University at 2 p.m.

Junior defender David Adejunmobi (18) tosses a hackey sack into the crowd before Thursday’s home opening game versus the Jacksonville University Dolphins. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor Junior defender David Adejunmobi (18) tosses a hackey sack into the crowd before Thursday’s home opening game versus the Jacksonville University Dolphins. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor

Ryan LynchMen'sSoccer-vsJacksonville-002 Junior defender Owen McCorkle looks into the crowd before the Owls’ 1-1 tie against Jacksonville Thursday night. Rylan Lynch | Sports Editor

The Owls gather on the field before the start of their home opener versus Jacksonville. The game was delayed from its original start time for over two hours by lightning strikes in the area. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor The Owls gather on the field before the start of their home opener versus Jacksonville. The game was delayed from its original start time for over two hours by lightning strikes in the area. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor

Jacksonville sophomore midfielder Ivo Lima throws the ball to a teammate during the opening minutes of Thursday night’s game. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor Jacksonville sophomore midfielder Ivo Lima throws the ball to a teammate during the opening minutes of Thursday night’s game. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor

 Senior midfielder Ronald Garcia (7) fights for possession against junior defender Joe Amico (22) in the Owls’ first home game of the season against the Jacksonville Dolphins. Brandon Harrington | Contributing Photographer Senior midfielder Ronald Garcia (7) fights for possession against junior defender Joe Amico (22) in the Owls’ first home game of the season against the Jacksonville Dolphins. Brandon Harrington | Contributing Photographer

Freshman defender Donovan Henry (3) tries to steal the ball from Dolphins junior midfielder Jack Burns (17). Brandon Harrington | Contributing Photographer Freshman defender Donovan Henry (3) tries to steal the ball from Dolphins junior midfielder Jack Burns (17). Brandon Harrington | Contributing Photographer

Freshman forward Finn Crozier (12) attempts a shot on the goal against Jacksonville Thursday night. Brandon Harrington | Contributing Photographer Freshman forward Finn Crozier (12) attempts a shot on the goal against Jacksonville Thursday night. Brandon Harrington | Contributing Photographer

Freshman forward Finn Crozier (12) and junior defensive midfielder Widmayer Jean (6) go head-to-head to gain control of the ball during Thursday night’s 1-1 tie. Brandon Harrington | Contributing Photographer Freshman forward Finn Crozier (12) and junior defensive midfielder Widmayer Jean (6) go head-to-head to gain control of the ball during Thursday night’s 1-1 tie. Brandon Harrington | Contributing Photographer

Junior goalkeeper Josh Nolan (25) dives during a penalty shot made by junior forward Martin Agredo (19). Agredo scored what would be JU’s first and only goal of the game in the 51st minute. Brandon Harrington | Contributing Photographer Junior goalkeeper Josh Nolan (25) dives during a penalty shot made by junior forward Martin Agredo (19). Agredo scored what would be JU’s first and only goal of the game in the 51st minute. Brandon Harrington | Contributing Photographer