#ASunMSoc Weekend Breakdown: Tough Slate Ahead

Friday, September 06, 2013

MACON, Ga. - The Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Season continues today with three Friday contests scheduled and nine overall this weekend. Matches against five NSCAA regionally-ranked opponents are on the slate for league teams.

On Friday, Mercer squares off with Elon (#3 in South Region) in Wilmington, N.C. as Northern Kentucky travels to Dayton (#9 in Mid-Atlantic). The end of the weekend brings three big matches with the Bears facing UNCW (#2 in South Atlantic Region), Lipscomb at Dayton and North Florida at UCF (RV in South Region).

FGCU sits at No. 8 in the South Region poll, while ETSU is receiving votes in the same region.

Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Team Tables
Team Quick Facts #ASunMSoc Tweetables
Twitter: @ETSUMSoccer
Record: (1-1-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: UK (W, 1-0)

Coach: Scott Calabrese
Career Record: (48-39-12)
  • Next Game: Winthrop (Sept. 9th - 7 p.m.)
  • ETSU is 10-2-3 in home non-conference games over the past three years
  • Goalie Ryan Coulter has 16 career shutouts; fifth most all-time in A-Sun

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: David Geno (11)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: David Geno (23)
Twitter: @FGCU_MSoccer
Record: (0-0-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: at USF (T, 2-2)

Coach: Bob Butehorn
Career Record: (90-74-17)
  • Next Game: FIU (Sept. 7th - 7 p.m.)
  • Extended unbeaten streak to 10 games (8-0-2) with tie at USF
  • FGCU is 2-3-1 in home openers; Beat Bucknell last year, 2-1, in 2OT

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Felipe DeSousa (7)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Felipe DeSousa (8)
Twitter: @JUMensSoccer
Record: (1-1-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: GCU (W, 3-1)

Coach: Ryan Pratt
Career Record: (104-75-14)
  • Next Game: at Wofford (Sept. 14th - 1 p.m.)
  • Nick Rodriguez is 2nd among A-Sun active players for career points, goals
  • Dolphins are in second year under Head Coach Ryan Pratt

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Matheus Saroli (7)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Nick Rodriguez (11)
Twitter: @LipscombMSOC
Record: (1-0-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Belmont (W, 3-1)

Coach: Charles Morrow
Career Record: (55-88-16)
  • Next Game: vs. Eastern Illinois (Sept. 6th - 3:30 p.m. CT)
  • Omar Djabi tallied two goals vs. Belmont; A-Sun Player of the Week
  • Three of next four games are at neutral sites for Bisons

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Reece Holcombe (4)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: T. Burkhardt / O. Djabi (5)
Twitter: @MercerBears
Record: (0-1-0; 0-0-0)
Last: at Clemson (L, 2-0)

Coach: Brad Ruzzo
Career Record: (39-44-13)
  • Next Game: vs. Elon (Sept. 6th - 5 p.m.)
  • Faces two regionally-ranked teams this week; Elon, UNC-Wilmington
  • Lost back-to-back games only once last year; first two games

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Ehjayson Henry (5)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Ehjayson Henry (10)
Twitter: @OspreyMSoc
Record: (1-0-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Valpo (T, 1-1)

Coach: Derek Marinatos
Career Record: (6-28-1)
  • Next Game: at UCF (Sept. 8th - 7 p.m.)
  • Off to best start of the season since 2002. Ospreys opened 3-0-1
  • One of four unbeaten teams remaining in the A-Sun

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: C. Garcia / M. Valderruten (4)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: A. Morrell / C. Garcia (4)
Twitter: @NKUNorseMSoc
Record: (0-0-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: at IPFW (T, 1-1)

Coach: John Basalyga
Career Record: (137-53-21)
  • Next Game: at Dayton (Sept. 6th - 7:30 p.m.)
  • A.J. Fleak's career GAA of 1.04 is best among active starting keepers
  • Starts the year with eight games away from home until Sept. 29th

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: N. Toney / C. Heard (3)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Craig Heard (4)
Twitter: @UpstateSpartans
Record: (0-2-0; 0-0-0)
Last: Gardner-Webb (L, 2-0)

Coach: Greg Hooks
Career Record (292-143-34)
  • Next Game: UNC Asheville (Sept. 10th - 7 p.m.)
  • With 19 career points, Dave Musambi is 7th among active A-Sun players
  • Spartans are 6-0 all-time vs. UNCA; 3-0 as A-Sun members

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Dave Musambi (5)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Dave Musambi (7)
Twitter: @StetsonMSoccer
Record: (1-1-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: at USF (L, 1-0)

Coach: T. Logan Fleck
Career Record: (114-69-22)
  • Next Game: Grand Canyon (Sept. 8th - 7 p.m. - Hatter Vision)
  • Four of next five matches are on the road; two at neutral sites (Macon)
  • Andreas Schnabl has 13 career shutouts; ninth-most all-time in A-Sun

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Kai Eckenrode (5)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Evan Jimmo (5)

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