FORT MYERS, Fla. – In a game that featured three lightning delays and a combined 45 fouls, the FGCU men’s soccer battled Rollins College to a 0-0 draw in an exhibition contest that started on Saturday afternoon and lasted into the evening hours at the FGCU Soccer Complex.
Due to the stoppages in play, the game lasted nearly four hours.
“It was disappointing to have all the delays but, in the end, Rollins really pushed us and gave the team a great test leading into the start of our season,” said head coach Bob Butehorn. “Rollins is a very good team and it was an ideal opponent for our final exhibition match.”
In a physical affair, FGCU held a slight 8-7 edge in shots, highlighted by seven shots in the final 45 minutes of the game. Unfortunately, for the Eagles, just one shot was fired on goal.
FGCU redshirt junior keeper Adam Glick (Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley HS) saw his first action since the end of the 2008 campaign. Glick recorded three saves in net to help preserve the shutout draw.
The Blue and Green’s best scoring opportunity came in the first minute of the second half, when freshman midfielder Juan Castellon’s (Royal Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach HS) shot was turned away by the Rollins net-minder.
The Eagles officially open the season on Wednesday, September 1, at 7:30 p.m. at No. 16 USF in Tampa, Fla.