SHREVEPORT, LA – Junior George Perez Cruz (Añasco, Puerto Rico) scored twice in a 2-0, win for Florida National University Men’s soccer team (6-2) against #20 LSU Shreveport (4-2-2) on Friday night (Sep. 20) at The Swamp Stadium. The Conquistadors have now won six games this season including 2 victories against NAIA ranked teams. With the win, FNU improves to 6-2 on the year while LSU Shreveport falls to 4-2-2 on the season.
INSIDE THE MATCH UP:
- Score: Florida National University 2 x 0 University of West Alabama
- Records: Florida National (5-2), University of West Alabama (2-2).
- Location: Tiger Stadium | Livingston, Alabama
- 71:56 | FNU – George A Perez Cruz (Florida National) 1-0
- 81:55 | FNU – George A Perez Cruz (Manuel Villegas) 2-0
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Florida National University scored first with George Perez. He scored 30 seconds after gets on the field and scored twice in the span of ten minutes.
- FNU was able to score its second goal in the 81st minute with a beautiful goal scored again by George Perez assisted by Manuel Villegas to give the win to the Conquistadors.
- Furthermore, Florida National University lead the game in shots (17-5), shots on goal (8-1), corner kicks (4-2) while LSU led in and saves (6-1).
FNU’s goalkeeper Rodrigo Festuccia recorded one save in the game, he also recorded his fourth shutout this season while Saul Ocampo stoped six out of the eight shots he faced in the complete game effort.
- LSUS generated only two first half shot attempts coming from Hector Hernandez and Andres Carrasquilla.
- Saul Ocampo was up to the task of turning away attempts from the Conquistadors and sending the game to halftime with a 0-0 tie.
- FNU was led by George Perez who scored two goals.
- Manuel Villegas assisted George in his second goal.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:
- FNU record is now 6-2 on the season.
- FNU recorded its sixth win this season.
- FNU remain undefeated on the road this season.
- Florida National out-shot LSU Shreveport, 17-5.
The Conquistadors will now face the Texas Wesleyan University on Saturday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m. in Austin, TX.