2013 #ASunMSoc Championship Set for Wednesday Kickoff

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The 2013 Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Championship begins on Wednesday with two first-round matches as No. 3 Lipscomb and No. 6 Jacksonville begin at 4 p.m. followed by No. 4 Mercer and No. 5 North Florida.

For the second-straight season, FGCU and the FGCU Soccer Complex serves as host of the A-Sun Championship. The Eagles claimed the title in 2012 in a 1-0 overtime victory vs. Mercer.

The winner of the Lipscomb - Jacksonville match will advance to face No. 2 ETSU on Friday at 4 p.m., while victor of Mercer - UNF takes on top-seeded FGCU at 7 p.m. Both the first round and semifinal matches can be seen for free on ASun.TV. The A-Sun Championship Final will be streamed on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app on November 17th at 1 p.m. EST.

2013 Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Championship First Round
#3 Lipscomb
#ASunMSoc First Round Breakdown #6 Jacksonville
     Lipscomb vs. Jacksonville | 4 p.m. | ASun.TV
#3 Seed vs. #6 Seed All-Time: #3 Seed leads 10-2-1
• Lipscomb won regular-season meeting, 4-1, on Oct. 11th in Nashville
• JU enters on two-match unbeaten streak; both ties
• Bisons are winless in last three matches (0-2-1)
• JU is 1-0-1 all-time vs. Lipscomb in A-Sun Championship
@LipscombMSOC | Watch on ASun.TV | Live Stats | @JUMensSoccer
• Lipscomb's Omar Djabi leads A-Sun in goals (9) and points (21)
• JU has four players with 2+ goals; Rodriguez, Saroli lead with four
• Tied for highest seed in Lipscomb's history; #3 seed in 2008
• JU has been shutout in last three A-Sun Championship matches
• Bisons have reached A-Sun Semifinals in four of last six seasons
• #6 seed 2-13-2 in championship; JU won a match in 2010 as #6
• Lipscomb has won four of last five matches vs. Jacksonville
• Six seed has advanced to semifinals in two of past three years
• Djabi's four game-winning goals is tied for 1st in A-Sun
• JU's Matheus Saroli leads A-Sun in shots per game (3.55)
• Matt Kerridge's five assists are tied for third in A-Sun
• Nathan Dalton leads Dolphins with four assists; 5th in A-Sun
• Micah Bledsoe has 3rd-best GAA in A-Sun at 1.02
• Jacksonville won 2008 A-Sun Championship title
#4 Mercer #ASunMSoc First Round Breakdown
#5 North Florida
     Mercer vs. North Florida | 7 p.m. | ASun.TV
#4 Seed vs. #5 Seed All-Time: #4 Seed leads 7-6-0
• Mercer fell to North Florida, 1-0, on Oct. 26th in Macon
• Ospreys making 1st appearance in A-Sun Championship since 2009
• Bears were runner-ups in 2012 A-Sun Championship
• UNF is 0-1-0 all-time vs. Mercer in A-Sun Championship
@MercerBears | Watch on ASun.TV | Live Stats | @OspreyMSOC
• Mercer's Ehjayson Henry ranks 2nd in A-Sun goals (7), points (16)
• UNF has four players with 2+ goals; Jean Rivaroli leads with four
• Bears have advanced to semifinals in three of last four years
• Ospreys' six wins are most for program since 2008
• Greg Ranjitsingh has 252 career saves; 19th in A-Sun history
• #5 seed 8-13 in A-Sun Championship; reached semis in 3 of last 5
• Joey Heavner owns A-Sun record for career starts with 78
• Brad Sienkiewicz's 1.20 GAA ranks 5th in A-Sun
• Mercer has won last two games with overtime goals
• UNF owns a 2-1-1 record in last four games
• Bears have allowed a league-high 33 goals this season
• North Florida's four shutouts are fourth-most in A-Sun
• Heavner tied for league lead in assists with six
• Ospreys rank 2nd in A-Sun for goals per game (1.27)

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