Men's Soccer to Participate in Diadora/Spinx Invitational
Thursday, September 10, 2009 | by Caleb Baker

FORT MYERS, Fla. – After receiving NSCAA South Regional votes, the FGCU Men’s Soccer team heads to Greenville, S.C. for the Diadora /Spinx Furman Invitational for matches against Furman University and the College of Charleston.

FGCU went 1-2-0 on the week against tough competition. The Eagles posted a win against FIU (1-0) but then fell at home to No. 11 USF (1-0) on a goal in the 87th minute. FGCU ended the weekend with a road overtime loss to FAU (1-0) in Boca Raton, Fla.

The Eagles first match is scheduled for Friday, September 11th at 7 p.m against the Furman University Paladins and then against the College of Charleston Cougars on Sunday, September 13th at 12 p.m.


Series Information with Furman University: Last meeting September 2, 2007 at CCU/Adidas Invitational

The Florida Gulf Coast University men's soccer team lost for the first time during its inaugural season, falling to Furman 3-0 in the second day of action at the CCU/Adidas Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Paladins got on the board first in the 26th minute of the game.

The first period ended with Furman taking a slight 1-0 edge going into halftime. FGCU was outshot 6-2 and lost the corner kick battle 5-1 in the first half

The second half was played fairly even until Furman got on the board again, beating keeper Adam Glick (Leola, Pa.) with a 20-yard shot in the 72nd minute to extend the lead to 2-0.

Furman’s keeper tallied two saves while Adam Glick notched six stops for FGCU. The Eagles were outshot 17-5 and lost the corner kick battle 12-4.

Arjun Jani (Sarasota, Fla.) and Matthew O’Shaughnessy (Trinity, Fla.) were named to the all-tournament team.


Series Information with College of Charleston: This is the first meeting between the two schools.