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BOCA RATON, Fla. — Marshall’s men’s soccer team is finding its stride at the right time.

The Thundering Herd eclipsed its record scoreless streak, notching a shutout in its fifth straight match to earn a 3-0 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night in Boca Raton, Florida.

With the shutout win, Marshall has now not allowed a goal in 538 minutes, 12 seconds. The last goal Marshall conceded came in the 42nd minute against No. 4 West Virginia during a 2-2 tie.

While the defense kept its streak in tact, the offense also got going quickly with 10 shots in the first half, including a pair of goals by Vitor Dias and Milo Yosef.

Dias took a feed from Joao Souza in the 15th minute to get things going while Yosef was set up by Pedro Dolabella and Vinicius Fernandes.

Dolabella later capped the scoring in the 56th minute when he knocked home a rebound off a shot from Souza for his seventh goal of the season. It was Souza’s second assist of the evening as well.

Florida Atlantic did nearly end the scoreless streak against the Herd in the 72nd minute when Zach Hassell challenged Marshall goalkeeper Oliver Semmle.

Semmle proved up to the task, however, diving to his left to deflect the shot — his lone save of the night.

Marshall (7-1-3, 2-0-2 C-USA) returns to action for its first home match in over two weeks on Saturday when they host UAB at 7 p.m. at Hoops Family Field.

Grant Traylor is the sports editor of The Herald-Dispatch, who also covers Marshall athletics for HD Media. Follow him on Twitter @GrantTraylor.

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