#ASunMSoc Rundown: Kick-Off For League Play Set

Friday, October 04, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Atlantic Sun men's soccer conference play finally begins with seven league matches this weekend, while Jacksonville plays the lone out-of-conference contest by hosting Davidson.

Six of the matches are slated to be on ASun.TV with four matches kicking off on Friday. FGCU enters as the three-time defending champions with a 22-2-1 mark over the past three years with Mercer, Stetson and ETSU all finishing as the runner-up since 2010.

However, North Florida, Northern Kentucky and Lipscomb begin the conference slate on top of the A-Sun standings with the top non-conference records.

Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Team Tables
Team Quick Facts #ASunMSoc Tweetables
Twitter: @ETSUMSoccer
Record: (2-3-3; 0-0-0)
Last Game at Radford (T, 0-0)

Coach: Scott Calabrese
Career Record: (49-41-15)
  • Next Game: at North Florida (Oct. 4th - 7 p.m.)
  • Owns a 15-8-2 A-Sun record last three seasons
  • ETSU has tallied only two goals on the season in eight contests

  • Season Leading Scorer: N. Hodges / T. Civalier (1)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: David Geno (23)
Twitter: @FGCU_MSoccer
Record: (2-5-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: at Princeton (W, 1-0)

Coach: Bob Butehorn
Career Record: (92-79-17)
  • Next Game: Lipscomb (Oct. 4th - 7 p.m. - ASun.TV)
  • Trying for fourth-straight A-Sun regular-season title
  • League-best 67 points over the last three seasons (22-2-1)

  • Season Leading Scorer: Felipe DeSousa (5)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Felipe DeSousa (12)
Twitter: @JUMensSoccer
Record: (1-5-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Belmont (L, 1-0)

Coach: Ryan Pratt
Career Record: (104-79-14)
  • Next Game: vs. Davidson (Oct. 5th - 7 p.m. - ASun.TV)
  • Opens conference play next week at Lipscomb on Oct. 11th
  • Two non-conference matches left; Davidson and Georgia Southern

  • Season Leading Scorer: Nick Rodriguez (3)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Nick Rodriguez (12)
Twitter: @LipscombMSOC
Record: (4-4-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game at Missouri St: W, 1-0

Coach: Charles Morrow
Career Record: (58-92-17)
  • Next Game: at FGCU (Oct. 4th - 6 p.m. CT - ASun.TV)
  • Tied for best non-conference record since joining A-Sun in 2003
  • Defeated FGCU last season, 3-1, in Nashville on Oct. 6th

  • Season Leading Scorer: Omar Djabi (5)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Omar Djabi (8)
Twitter: @MercerBears
Record: (2-7-0; 0-0-0)
Last: at Presbyterian (W, 2-1)

Coach: Brad Ruzzo
Career Record: (41-50-13)
  • Next Game: vs. USC Upstate (Oct. 4th - 7 p.m. - ASun.TV)
  • Owns 14 conference wins over past three seasons; tied for 3rd most
  • Greg Ranjitsingh has 204 career saves; most by active A-Sun player

  • Season Leading Scorer: Ehjayson Henry (4)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Ehjayson Henry (14)
Twitter: @OspreyMSoc
Record: (4-2-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: at Wofford (L, 2-0)

Coach: Derek Marinatos
Career Record: (9-30-1)
  • Next Game: vs. ETSU (Oct. 4th - 7 p.m.)
  • Most non-conference wins since 2008 (5-5-0)
  • Owns a 2-0-1 record at home this season

  • Season Leading Scorer: Four tied with two goals
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Three tied with four goals
Twitter: @NKUNorseMSoc
Record: (3-2-4; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Bowling Green: T, 0-0

Coach: John Basalyga
Career Record: (140-55-24)
  • Next Game: at Stetson (Oct. 4th - 7 p.m. - ASun.TV)
  • Riding a league-best five-game unbeaten streak (2-0-3)
  • Defeated Stetson, 1-0, last season at home on Oct. 21st

  • Season Leading Scorer: Caleb Eastham (4)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Caleb Eastham / Craig Heard (4)
Twitter: @UpstateSpartans
Record: (0-5-1; 0-0-0)
Last: at Clemson (L, 2-0)

Coach: Greg Hooks
Career Record (292-146-35)
  • Next Game: at Mercer (Oct. 4th - 7 p.m. - ASun.TV)
  • Had an 11-day break in between A-Sun play and last match
  • Qualified for first-ever A-Sun Championship last season

  • Season Leading Scorer: Dave Musambi (4)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Dave Musambi (10)
Twitter: @StetsonMSoccer
Record: (1-5-2; 0-0-0)
Last Game: La Salle (L, 3-1)

Coach: T. Logan Fleck
Career Record: (114-73-24)
  • Next Game: Northern Kentucky (Oct. 4th - 7 p.m. - ASun.TV)
  • Compiled 45 points in last three league seasons; third-most in A-Sun
  • Raffaele Centofanti: t-6th in active players with 58 games started

  • Season Leading Scorer: Seven tied with one goal
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Evan Jimmo (5)

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