[FLORIDA GULF COAST-FLORIDA ATLANTIC MEN] No. 21 Florida Gulf Coast suffered its first loss since the second week of the men's season when it blew a 1-0 lead and fell to Florida Atlantic, 2-1, in a non-conference game.
The loss snapped a program-best eight-game win streak and a 10-game unbeaten streak for FGCU, who now falls to 10-3-2 on the season.
Sophomore Deion Jones put FGCU ahead in the sixth minute, but FAU rallied to win on goals by Ramin Rahemi and Darnell King.
“We have to give FAU a lot of credit,” said FGCU coach Bob Butehorn. “To beat us on our home field is good statement for their program. I think that we ran into a little bit of complacency tonight, which is surprising to me. Whenever you play a rival school in Florida it’s going to be battle, and we learned a lesson tonight. We have another tough test with Stetson on Friday and we look forward to a championship caliber competition on our home field.”