Sept. 15, 2006
ORLANDO - The UCF men's soccer team travels to Spartanburg, S.C. on Saturday for a neutral site match against Furman at Snyder Field. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
Originally scheduled to play two games in a tournament hosted by Wofford, the Golden Knights (1-5-0) were cut back to just one contest against the Paladins (4-2-0) when the fourth team cancelled. Still UCF sees the match against Furman, a squad that is ranked 10th in the South Region, as a competitive final tune-up prior to opening the Conference USA schedule at Tulsa next weekend.
The Golden Knights are coming off a disappointing 3-2 loss to Wright State on Sept. 10. Sophomore Zak Boggs (Vienna, W.Va./The Pendleton School) and junior Ryan Roushandel (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School) scored in the game, while sophomore goalkeeper Marcus Rein (Scotts Valley, Calif./Edison Academic Center) made four saves.
Five different players have scored for UCF thus far this season with freshman Jamal Robinson (Fort Wayne, Ind./Fort Wayne Northrop HS) topping the stat sheet with two goals.
Junior Dominic Cianciarulo leads the Furman offense with two goals - both game-winners - and two assists for six points. On the other end of the field, junior Bryan Amos has played all six matches in goal with a 0.83 goals-against-average.
Saturday marks the first time in program history that the Golden Knights and Paladins have met.
Admission to UCF men's soccer for the 2006 season is free courtesy of McDonald's. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights, tickets or apparel log on to www.ucfathletics.com - the official site for UCF athletics.