FNU MEN’S SOCCER SUFFERS TOUGH LOSS ON THE ROAD

FNU Soccer player dribbling the ballTHOMASVILLE, GA. – The Florida National University men’s soccer team allowed three goals in the second half of the game against Thomas University and suffered a tough 3-0 loss on the road. the game was played on Wednesday (Oct. 23) at the TU Soccer Complex.

BOX SCORE 

Match Score:  Florida National University 0, Thomas University 3
Records: Florida National University (9-3-1), Thomas University (6-8)
Location: TU Soccer Complex – Thomasville, GA

SCORING SUMMARY
53:00 | TU – S. Marin (M. Arbelaez) -1-0
06:39 | TU – G. Rochford (Penalty) -1-0
06:39 | TU – M. Arbelaez (R. Rivera) -1-0

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • FNU outshot TU 8-1 in the first half, but Thomas made the most of its six shots in the second period, scoring three goals.
  • Mateo Arbelaez sent a ball over the top, which was finished by Salvador Marin for TU’s first goal at 53:00.
  • Gavin Rochford-Smith then put a penalty kick in the back of the net for Thomas’ second goal of the game and his 12th goal of the season.
  • Then with one minute remaining in the game, Arbelaez finished a cross from Rene Rivera to net the final goal.
  • TU goalkeeper Ben Barnes made five saves in 90 minutes in goal, his third shutout in his last four appearances.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • FNU record is now 9-3-1 on the season.
  • FNU recorded its Third loss this season.

WHAT’S NEXT

The Conquistadors now face University of the Virgin Islands on Saturday, September 26th, at 10:00 Am at Ted Hendrix Stadium in Hialeah, Florida.

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Ruy Castelo Branco – FNU – Sports Information Director

About FNU: Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Dr. María C. Regueiro and Mr. Omar Sánchez. FNU Athletic Department has more than 250 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 2013, FNU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity,  leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic    program a durable source of pride for the  student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.