Men's Soccer Earns First A-Sun Conference Victory
Fort Myers, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast University men's soccer team earned their first Atlantic Sun Conference victory with a 1-0 win over Mercer on Saturday night. With the win, the Eagles improve to 4-4-1 (1-0-1 A-Sun) while the Bears fall to 4-6 (0-2 A-Sun).
The first period was played evenly, as both teams were unable to find the back of the net and went into halftime tied 0-0. The Eagles outshot the Bears 4-3 in the first period.
The Eagles would strike early in the second period when Corey Sheriff (Coral Springs, Fla.) blasted a corner kick to Ben Foerstner (Tampa, Fla.), who knocked a header past the goalie and into the top right corner of the goal. The goal, which was the first of Foerstner’s collegiate career and also earned Sheriff his first collegiate assist, was scored in the 51st minute and would prove to be the game-winner as FGCU played great defense and prevented Mercer from scoring over the final 39 minutes of regulation.
FGCU starting keeper Adam Glick (Leola, Pa.) recorded four saves while registering his first collegiate shutout. Mercer outshot FGCU 7-5. FGCU had two corner kicks while Mercer earned one. The Bears committed 21 fouls and had one yellow card while the Eagles committed 18 fouls and had two yellow cards.
The Eagles will be back in action Thursday when they travel to Boca Raton, Fla. to take on Florida Atlantic at 7:00 pm.
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