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Eagles Drop A-Sun Game to Jacksonville, 3-0
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast University men's soccer team dropped its second A-Sun Conference game of the season to Jacksonville, 3-0, on Friday evening. The Eagles fall to 5-6-1 (1-2-1 A-Sun) while the Dolphins improve to 6-4-1 (4-1-0 A-Sun).
“Jacksonville is a good team,” said Head Coach Bob Butehorn. “They outplayed us tonight.”
The Dolphins, who came into the game tied for first place in the A-Sun, got on the board first in the 20th minute of the game when Nedim Hrustic scored a goal when he turned a FGCU defender and fired a shot past Adam Glick (Leola, Pa.) and into the bottom left corner of the goal.
The first period ended with Jacksonville taking a slight 1-0 edge going into halftime. FGCU was outshot 8-3 and lost the corner kick battle 4-0 in the first half.
In the second half, Jacksonville would add to their lead as Anton Axelsson scored a pair of goals in the 56th and 73rd minutes. Axelsson now leads the A-Sun with eight goals this season.
Jacksonville keeper Matt Gilman tallied two saves while Glick notched four stops for FGCU. The Eagles were outshot 18-8. Trent Anderson (Tampa, Fla.) led the Eagles in shots (3), while Colin Gill (Plant City, Fla.) and Leandro Caputo (Cape Coral, Fla.) tied for the team lead in shots on goal (1).
The Eagles will be back in action Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 pm, when they will play the second game of a double-header with the Ospreys of North Florida. The FGCU women’s soccer team will play the first game of the double header, which is slated to begin at 12:30 p.m.