FORT MYERS, Fla. – After knocking off a pair of A-Sun foes over the weekend, the FGCU men’s soccer team picked up six votes in the NSCAA/HendrickCars.com National Top 25 Rankings, announced by the outlet on Tuesday afternoon.
Receiving two votes in last week’s top 25 poll (Sept. 28), the Eagles grabbed more attention from the voting panel this week, bringing their total to six votes for the week of Oct. 5. Starting the year off 2-0 earned the Blue and Green 23 votes in the first regular season release of the top 25 poll (Sept. 7).
FGCU swept the opening weekend of A-Sun conference play for the first time in the brief four-year history of the program with a 2-1 overtime win over Lipscomb on Friday and a 2-0 shutout of Belmont on Sunday, both in Nashville, Tenn.
Despite sweeping the A-Sun opening weekend for the first time, FGCU slipped to the seventh spot in the NSCAA South Region rankings on Monday. The Eagles have now appeared in the South Region poll for three consecutive weeks and four times this season.
Sitting at 6-2-2, the Eagles turn their attention to a pair of Atlantic Sun conference contests at the FGCU Soccer Complex, hosting USC Upstate on Friday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. and regionally-ranked ETSU on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. The Blue and Green are currently riding a seven-game home unbeaten streak (6-0-1) dating back to last season, and are 5-0-1 in their last six A-Sun home contests.
Live stats, box scores and recaps for every FGCU contest are available at www.FGCUAthletics.com. Live updates of FGCU’s games can also be followed on www.twitter.com/FGCUEagles.
Tickets for all home events can be purchased through the FGCU Ticket Office in Alico Arena either in person or by phone at (239) 590-7145. Tickets are also available at www.FGCUathletics.com/tickets.