#ASunMSoc Rundown: ETSU, FGCU Battle in Friday Showdown

Friday, October 11, 2013

MACON, Ga. - The second week of Atlantic Sun men's soccer league play starts Friday with four matches including a showdown between the top-two teams. FGCU travels to ETSU as both teams enter the match with 2-0 A-Sun records and having represented the league in the past three NCAA Tournaments.

The Eagles have won the past two matches by a 1-0 score including a meeting in the 2011 A-Sun Championship Final, but ETSU captured the last A-Sun regular-season meeting in Johnson City, 2-1.

In total, eight league matches are scheduled for play as Jacksonville begins its conference slate, while Northern Kentucky, USC Upstate and Lipscomb begin the home portion of their league schedule.

Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Team Tables
Team Quick Facts #ASunMSoc Tweetables
Twitter: @ETSUMSoccer
Record: (4-3-3; 2-0-0)
Last Game at Mercer (W, 2-0)

Coach: Scott Calabrese
Career Record: (51-41-15)
  • Next Game: hosts FGCU (Oct. 11th - 7 p.m.)
  • Owns a 17-8-2 A-Sun record last three seasons
  • One of two A-Sun teams to beat FGCU over past four seasons

  • Season Leading Scorer: Five tied with one goal
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: David Geno (24)
Twitter: @FGCU_MSoccer
Record: (4-5-1; 2-0-0)
Last Game: Northern Ky. (W, 1-0)

Coach: Bob Butehorn
Career Record: (94-79-17)
  • Next Game: at ETSU (Oct. 11th - 7 p.m.)
  • Outscored A-Sun opponents, 58-16, over past four seasons
  • Owns 24-2-1 record in last 4 A-Sun seasons; two losses on the road

  • Season Leading Scorer: Felipe DeSousa (5)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Felipe DeSousa (12)
Twitter: @JUMensSoccer
Record: (2-5-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Davidson (W, 2-1)

Coach: Ryan Pratt
Career Record: (105-79-14)
  • Next Game: at Lipscomb (Oct. 11th - 7 p.m. CST - ASun.TV)
  • Reached A-Sun Championship in past three seasons
  • Undefeated when play on ASun.TV this season; 2-0-1

  • Season Leading Scorer: Nick Rodriguez (3)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Nick Rodriguez (12)
Twitter: @LipscombMSOC
Record: (5-5-1; 1-1-0)
Last Game at Stetson (W, 1-0)

Coach: Charles Morrow
Career Record: (59-93-17)
  • Next Game: Jacksonville (Oct. 11th - 7 p.m. CT - ASun.TV)
  • Returns to Nashville after a four-game road trip; 2-2-0 on trip
  • Won three of last four meetings with JU; LU won 1-0 last year

  • Season Leading Scorer: Omar Djabi (5)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Omar Djabi (8)
Twitter: @MercerBears
Record: (3-9-0; 1-1-0)
Last: Incarnate Word (L, 3-1)

Coach: Brad Ruzzo
Career Record: (42-52-13)
  • Next Game: Jacksonville (Oct. 13th - 6 p.m.)
  • Last 11 matches with JU have been decided by one goal or less
  • Greg Ranjitsingh's 218 career saves are 24th most in A-Sun history

  • Season Leading Scorer: Ehjayson Henry (6)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Ehjayson Henry (16)
Twitter: @OspreyMSoc
Record: (4-3-1; 0-1-0)
Last Game: ETSU (L, 1-0)

Coach: Derek Marinatos
Career Record: (9-31-1)
  • Next Game: at Northern Kentucky (Oct. 11th - 7 p.m.)
  • Most non-conference wins since 2008 (5-5-0)
  • Four players with multiple goals leads the A-Sun

  • Season Leading Scorer: Four tied with two goals
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Three tied with four goals
Twitter: @NKUNorseMSoc
Record: (4-3-4; 1-1-0)
Last Game: at FGCU (L, 1-0)

Coach: John Basalyga
Career Record: (141-56-24)
  • Next Game: North Florida (Oct. 11th - 7 p.m.)
  • Six of 13 goals have come in last 10 minutes or overtime
  • Defeated North Florida, 2-1, last season in Jacksonville

  • Season Leading Scorer: Caleb Eastham (4)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Caleb Eastham / Craig Heard (4)
Twitter: @UpstateSpartans
Record: (0-6-1; 0-1-0)
Last: at Mercer (L, 3-1)

Coach: Greg Hooks
Career Record (292-147-35)
  • Next Game: Stetson (Oct. 11th - 7 p.m.)
  • Musambi is tied for second in A-Sun with five goals; t-3rd in points
  • Defeated Stetson, 3-0, last season in DeLand

  • Season Leading Scorer: Dave Musambi (5)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Dave Musambi (11)
Twitter: @StetsonMSoccer
Record: (1-7-2; 0-2-0)
Last Game: Lipscomb (L, 1-0)

Coach: T. Logan Fleck
Career Record: (114-75-24)
  • Next Game: at USC Upstate (Oct. 11th - 7 p.m.)
  • Six of last seven A-Sun matches decided by one goal or less
  • Andreas Schnabl's 13 career shutouts are ninth-best in A-Sun history

  • Season Leading Scorer: Chase Rodgers (2)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Evan Jimmo (5)

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