ETSU hosts Florida Gulf Coast to settle first-place tie
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Fans at Friday's match will have an opportunity to win an ETSU jersey autographed by this year's squad.
Bucs set to take on FGCU and Stetson at Summers-Taylor Stadium
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2013) – The ETSU men’s soccer team will look to extend its three-match unbeaten streak when it hosts Florida Gulf Coast Friday, Oct. 11, and Stetson Sunday, Oct. 13. ETSU and FGCU will enter Friday’s match tied for first place in the Atlantic Sun standings.
GETTING UP TO SPEED
The Buccaneers (4-3-3, 2-0-0) were tabbed at No. 39 in the most recent NCAA RPI rankings, the lone A-Sun team to crack the Top 50.
ETSU’s shutout percentage of 0.70 is tied for third-best in the nation alongside Clemson, with Army and Georgetown the only two teams boasting a better mark.
Earning seven shutouts, the Bucs’ defense has been stellar this season, ranking in the nation’s Top 40 for goals against average (0.74) and save percentage (0.814).
LAST TIME OUT
ETSU capped off an unbeaten weekend of conference play with a 2-0 win at Mercer, outshooting Mercer, 15-4.
The Buccaneers recorded their league-leading seventh shutout of the season, helping senior Ryan Coulter (Dublin, Ireland) move to second place in A-Sun history for career shutouts (22).
Sophomore Emmanuel Wilson (Memphis, Tenn.) and senior David Geno (Kingsport, Tenn.) were the goal scorers for the Bucs, each tallying one goal in the win.