FORT MYERS, Fla. – Trying to keep within the hunt for a spot within the upcoming ASUN Championship Event, the FGCU males’s soccer group heads to North Florida on Saturday night time for a key league match-up. Kickoff is ready for 7 PM at Hodges Stadium with the match streamed stay by way of the UNF athletics web site.
The Eagles (2-7-1, 2-3-0 ASUN) are at the moment tied with the Ospreys (4-5-1, 2-3-0 ASUN) for fourth within the league standings. Each groups share the spot with Bellarmine, Jacksonville, and Liberty that means all six seeds within the championship event are nonetheless up for grabs. Central Arkansas leads the ASUN with a 9-4 general document and a 4-1 mark in league motion. Lipscomb and Stetson are tied for second with 3-2 data in ASUN matches. The ultimate playoff image will come all the way down to subsequent Saturday’s regular-season finale.
FGCU is coming off a tricky outcome final Saturday that noticed Lipscomb earn a 2-1 extra time win in Nashville. The Eagles led 1-0 at halftime and carried the benefit by way of the second half till the Bisons tied the match with one second to go. Lipscomb held serve at residence with the game-winning aim within the 99th minute.
For the season, O’Vonte Mullings (Toronto, Ontario/Northview Heights) continues to tempo the offense with a team-high and league-best six objectives. Mullings additionally ranks fifth within the ASUN in factors (12) for the 12 months.
Markus Maurer (Friedrichshafen, Germany/Monroe Faculty) turned the fifth totally different participant to tally a aim on the 12 months becoming a member of Mullings, Aiden Jokomba (Anchovy St. James, Jamaica/Cornwell Faculty), Jahvanie Hammond (Lauderhill, Fla./Coral Glades HS), and Timon Zech (Starnberg, Germany/Louisiana State Eunice Faculty).
Mullings scored 4 in a one-week stretch to earn ASUN Participant of the Week honors on Sept. 22. His six objectives this season have moved him into second all-time at FGCU as he now has 27 in his 4 years passing Shak Adams who had 23 from 2016-19. He additionally now has 60 profession factors which places him two shy of passing Adams (62) there as nicely. Albert Ruiz holds the FGCU profession data for each objectives (34) and factors (76) from 2014-17.
Keeper Gustavo Vasconcelos (Recife, Brazil/Colegio GGE) enters the match with a 1.93 goals-against-average and a 0.727 save share to go along with two shutouts and a 2-5-0 document. He leads the league in save share, ranks second in saves (40), and ranks third in GAA.
All-time, FGCU holds a 12-2-5 document towards North Florida although the final 5 conferences have witnessed three attracts. The latest match-up got here within the ASUN Quarterfinals final 12 months which noticed a 1-1 draw after two overtimes earlier than FGCU earned the correct to advance on penalty kicks (5-3).
The Ospreys have received two consecutive matches towards Lipscomb (2-0) and Stetson (1-0) coming into the weekend. That snapped a four-match shedding skid. UNF is led offensively by Joaquin Acuna who has 4 objectives, whereas Jovoney Brown and Bendeguz Burka every have two. 5 others have notched at the least one aim on the season. Padraic Gilley and Carlos Melendez have break up time in aim with Gilley enjoying the final 4. He holds a 1.45 GAA and a 0.690 save share for the 12 months.
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HEAD COACH JESSE CORMIER
Jesse Cormier is in his fifth 12 months as head coach of the FGCU males’s soccer program within the fall of 2021 after being employed in January of 2017 to turn out to be simply the 2nd head coach in program historical past. Cormier has guided FGCU to a 31-29-12 (.504) document general, together with a 17-8-4 mark (.640) in ASUN play. The Eagles have reached the ASUN Event semifinals for nine-straight seasons (yearly of eligibility), as Cormier has coached 28 all-conference choices since his arrival (program-record 10 in 2017). Cormier was the top coach at his alma mater the College of Vermont for the earlier 13 seasons. He received 14 video games with the Catamounts in 2016 and superior to the NCAA Event Second Spherical. Throughout his time with Vermont, Cormier guided this system to the America East Event in 12 of 13 seasons, making 5 title recreation appearances, profitable two event crowns, claiming a regular-season championship and advancing to a few NCAA tournaments, together with a pair of Second Spherical appearances. Cormier holds an general 145-116-58 (.551) document as a head coach in his 16-plus seasons on the helm.
FGCU Athletics sponsors occasions in November and April to learn the FGCU Campus Meals Pantry (www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry) and the Harry Chapin Meals Financial institution (www.harrychapinfoodbank.org), FGCU Athletics’ charities of alternative. For extra data, together with the way to make a contribution, please go to www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry and make the most of the hashtag #FeedFGCU to assist increase consciousness.
FGCU groups have mixed to win an unbelievable 85 convention common season and event titles in simply 14+ seasons on the Division I stage. Moreover, in simply 9 seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a mixed 42 groups or people compete in NCAA championships. Eight FGCU packages have earned a top-25 nationwide rating of their respective sport – together with ladies’s basketball (No. 21, 2020-21), seaside volleyball (No. 20, 2021) and each males’s soccer (2018, 2019) and ladies’s soccer (2018) as three of the newest. In 2016-17, the Inexperienced and Blue posted a department-best sixth-place end within the DI-AAA Learfield Administrators’ Cup and top-100 exhibiting nationally, forward of a number of Energy-5 and FBS establishments. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and state of Florida greatest seven groups earn the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for his or her Educational Progress Price of their sport. FGCU additionally collectively earned a document 3.50 GPA within the classroom within the fall 2020 semester and has outperformed the final College undergraduate inhabitants for twenty-four consecutive semesters. The 2019 Fall, 2020 Spring, 2020 Fall, and 2021 Spring semesters every noticed one other milestone reached as all 15 packages achieved a 3.0-or-higher group GPA in every. The Eagles additionally served an all-time excessive 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being acknowledged as one in all two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Neighborhood Service Award introduced by the Fiesta Bowl.
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