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FGCU men’s soccer advances to second round of NCAA Tournament 


(Filmed by Katie Hopkins. Edited by Katie Hopkins and Brad Young.) Playing USF to a 2-2 draw after 110 minutes of play, the FGCU men’s soccer team defeated the Bulls 3-0 in penalty kicks to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. “What a great day for our program, and what a great day for our university,” FGCU head coach Bob Butehorn said. “Look, it’s a long time coming, but I’m proud of the group I did it with. These guys earned everything they got tonight, so I’m very proud...

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FGCU men’s soccer defeats Jacksonville 3-2 to claim ASUN Soccer Championship

In a dramatic overtime victory, the FGCU men’s soccer team defeated Jacksonville 3-2 to claim its fourth ASUN Championship and a spot in the big dance. The @FGCU_MSoccer team wins the ASUN Men's Soccer Championship 3-2! pic.twitter.com/Q4wuYk9MUd — Eagle News (@fgcueaglenews) November 13, 2016 “The proudest thing I have about this team is that they won the conference when it was that good,” FGCU head coach Bob Butehorn said. “JU is a reflection that they were tough; they battled, and it was just fun. So, I’m proud of these guys to go and win it.” In a back and...

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FGCU women’s soccer falls to UF 3-0 in the first round of NCAA tournament

Coming into the game unbeaten in 12 straight matches, the ASUN Champion FGCU women’s soccer team fell to No.9 UF 3-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. “It’s not the result we were hoping for,” FGCU head coach Jim Blankenship said. “Credit to them. I mean, they’re really good, and they’re very good with the ball, we probably would have had to play a false game. So it wasn’t the result we were looking for, but really proud of our kids and how they battled through to get to this point.” Despite being outshot 22-2 through the...

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No. 20 FGCU men’s soccer to host Jacksonville in the ASUN Men’s Soccer Championship final

Despite being outshot by UNF 21-3, a goal in the fifth minute by Igor Ferreira gave Jacksonville a 1-0 victory to send them to the ASUN Men’s Soccer Championship final. As the higher seed of the two, the second seeded FGCU men’s soccer team will host fifth seed Jacksonville at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the FGCU Soccer Complex, The last time these two teams faced off was Oct. 25 when the Eagles rode goals from ASUN Player of the Year Albert Ruiz and ASUN All-Freshmen team member Shak Adams to a 2-1 victory over the Dolphins in Jacksonville. “It feels good to play the final at our home...

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FGCU women’s soccer claims third consecutive ASUN Women’s Soccer Championship

Heading back to the NCAA tournament for the third consecutive season, the FGCU women’s soccer team defeated Lipscomb to earn the program’s fifth ASUN Women’s Soccer Championship. “This means so much to our team,” said three-time ASUN Player of the Year Tabby Tindell. “It’s our goal and expectation each season to come back and make it to the conference tournament and make it out of it.” Scoring two goals en route to earning a spot on the 2016 ASUN All-Tournament Team and earning Championship MVP honors, Ali Rodgers opened the scoring in the 33rd minute before sealing the deal...

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No. 20 FGCU men’s soccer advances to ASUN Men’s Soccer Championship Final

Rielee Mohsin was the hero on Saturday night when his headed goal in the second period of overtime sent the No.20 FGCU men’s soccer team to the ASUN Men’s Soccer Championship final with a 3-2 victory over Lipscomb. Coming into the match in the 76th minute, Mohsin started both periods of added time with the mindset of sending the Eagles one step closer to the NCAA tournament. “We called it on the sidelines,” FGCU Bob Butehorn said. “I even said to my staff, he’s going to get a goal. That’s why we left him on the pitch, and he...

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FGCU women’s soccer books a spot in the ASUN final with victory over Kennesaw State

Earning a first round bye after claiming its seventh-consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season title and the No.1 seed in the ASUN Women’s Soccer Championship, the FGCU women’s soccer team defeated Kennesaw State 2-1 to earn a spot in the ASUN Women’s Soccer Championship final. “Credit to Kennesaw, they are very good,” FGCU Head coach, Jim Blankenship, said. “At this point of the season, it’s very difficult to get results. We scored a phenomenal goal. We talked at half time to try and get the second one and bring the pressure, and I thought our guys did a great job...

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Preview: FGCU women’s soccer at ASUN Women’s Soccer Championship

After winning its seventh consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season title, the FGCU women’s soccer team looks to continue its quest to get back into the NCAA Tournament, as they get set for the ASUN Tournament for the seventh year in a row. The tournament is set to be played at the FGCU Soccer Complex. The Eagles finished the regular season with a 12-4-1 record and a 6-0-1 record in ASUN conference play. FGCU will wait and play the winner of Kennesaw State (4) and Jacksonville (5) in the semi-finals of the ASUN tournament on Friday, Nov. 4. The Eagles...

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Preview: FGCU men’s soccer at ASUN Men’s Soccer Championship

After a regular season that saw the FGCU men’s soccer team reach it’s highest ranking in program history (11), the Eagles look to build on their success as they enter the ASUN tournament. The Eagles finished the regular season with a record of 12-3-2 (4-1-1 in ASUN play), which earned them a number two seed. The Eagles will host the winner of the Stetson (6) vs. Lipscomb (3) match on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Eagles came away with a 6-0 win earlier this season at Stetson, and most recently played to a 1-1 draw in Nashville against Lipscomb. “Being...

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