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Men’s Soccer: FAU falls to USF in season finale, still 6-seed

After falling in the regular season finale 2-0 to the Bulls, the Owls were still able to clinch a 6-seed spot and advance to the AAC Men’s Soccer Tournament.
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FAU junior forward Noah Kvifte (#33) progressing the ball down the field against the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers during the Owls’ 2-0 win over the Blazers on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023.

On Wednesday, the Florida Atlantic Owls men’s soccer team (5-7-3, 3-5-0 AAC) lost 2-0 to the University of South Florida Bulls (6-8-1, 3-4-1 AAC) in the regular season finale.

Following a contested first few minutes of the game, resulting in two early fouls on the Owls, USF senior midfielder Ajmeer Spengler fired a shot past FAU senior goalie Rotem Fadida. The Bulls lead the game 1-0.

The game stayed even throughout the rest of the first half, with the Bulls’ defense stopping the Owls from tying the game before halftime.

The second half started with multiple fouls and corner kicks from both teams. Following two yellow cards on FAU’s junior midfielder Leo Keller and Fadida, USF graduate striker Jalen Anderson scored his seventh goal of the season and the Bulls’ second goal of the game.

With Southern Methodist University (SMU) defeating Temple University 2-1 and the University of Tulsa tying Florida International University (FIU) 2-2, the Owls have clinched a playoff spot in the AAC Tournament.

The 6-seed Owls will face the 2-seed FIU in the first round. The tournament will start on Sunday, Nov. 5, on ESPN+ in Dallas, Texas.

Maddox Greenberg is the Sports Editor for the University Press. Email [email protected] or DM via Twitter @MaddoxGreenberg and Instagram @maddoxblade04 for information regarding this or other stories

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Maddox Greenberg, Sports Editor
Maddox started writing sports for the UP in Summer 2022 with the intention of improving his journalistic writing. He is a sophomore majoring in multimedia journalism and plans on becoming a sports broadcaster. He is a broadcaster for FAU Owl Radio.

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