#ASUNMSOC Action Rolls Along with Five Games on the Weekend Slate

#ASUNMSOC Action Rolls Along with Five Games on the Weekend Slate

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ATLANTA - Four more ASUN Conference Men's Soccer matches between eight of the league squads will be on display this weekend. Friday night features Liberty at FGCU with both teams sitting in the top half of the league and looking to bounce back off losses in their last outings. 

Central Arkansas visits Stetson in a battle of conference undefeated foes Saturday night at 7 PM ET with the Bears looking for revenge after last season's defeat versus the Hatters. Also kicking off in the 7 PM window is Bellarmine at Jacksonville and North Florida playing non-conference opponent Mercer. Conference leader and 21st-ranked Lipscomb welcomes the league's newest member, Queens, to Nashville at 7 PM CT to round out the night's contest.

More non-conference action is set with four games on Tuesday including a pair of 6 PM contests when the Dolphins host Presbyterian and Flames take on Longwood. The Royals welcome Wofford to the Queen City at 7 PM ET  and the Bisons remain on their home turf to play Georgia State at 7 PM CT.

Follow @ASUNSoccer all season long for updates. 


Match of the Week
Central Arkansas at Stetson | Sept. 24 | 7 PM ET
The Bears look to even up the all-time series against the Hatters in a match of conference unbeatens. Stetson won 2-1 last season which was the fourth win of a five-match winning stretch.

What to Watch For

  • UCA, Lipscomb and Stetson remain the lone conference unbeaten & untied teams in the league; all three teams were tournament semifinalists a season ago, the Bears and Hatters go head-to-head this week while the Bisons take on Queens.
  • Three goalkeepers are nearing career milestone marks — FGCU's Wyatt Kistner is one stop from 25, Bellarmine's Matthew Brozovich is two saves from hitting 50 in his career and UNF's Padriac Gilley is two stops from the century mark.
  • Four student-athletes enter the weekend a hat trick shy of hitting milestones with Bellarmine's Nolan McGrath and Haziq Zed, FGCU's Davi Alves, and Lipscomb Burl Shepherd all three goals from their 10th career tally.

Bellarmine Knights (3-3-1, 0-2-0 ASUN)
Twitter: @BUKnightsMSOC
Next Two Matches: at Jacksonville* ( 9/24; 7 PM - ESPN+) | vs. FGCU* (10/1; 7 PM - ESPN+)
Last Two Matches: W, 2-0 vs. Purdue Fort Wayne | L, 1-0 vs. Central Arkansas*
- After splitting last week's home outings, the Knights travel to the River City to play Jacksonville; the two teams are squaring off for just the second time in the Knights' DI-era, a 0-0 tie in the 2021 regular-season finale.
- Nolan McGrath netted his team-leading fourth goal of the season versus the Mastodons, placing him in sole possession of second in the league and tied for second in points (8). 
- Matthew Brozovich's 20 saves is the fourth-best mark of the season; he holds a .667 saves percentage and a 1.67 goals-against average through his six appearances.  

Central Arkansas Bears (3-3-1, 2-0-0 ASUN)
Twitter: @ucamenssoccer
Next Two Matches: at Stetson* (9/24; 6 PM CT - HatterVision) | vs. No. 21 Lipscomb* (10/1; Noon CT - ESPN+)
Last Two Matches: L, 6-4 at Memphis | W, 1-0 at Bellarmine*
- The Bears complete a three-match road swing when they play Stetson on Saturday in the Match of the Week, both teams come into the matchup undefeated in conference matches and meet for just the second time in program history.
- Four different UCA student-athletes scored in the first half of the match at Memphis before the Tigers rallied for five goals in the final 45 minutes; Sebastian Andreassen, Rubyn Gill, Jerry Gutierrez and Bernard Assibey-Rhule have all scored two goals this season.
- UCA is third in the league in both points per game (4.6) and saves per game (3.71) this season while their 13 goals are tied with Jacksonville for second, only behind Lipscomb's 18.

FGCU Eagles (3-1-2, 0-0-1 ASUN)
Twitter: @FGCU_MSoccer
Next Two Matches: vs. Liberty* (9/23; 7 PM - Facebook Live) | at Bellarmine* (9/23; 7 PM - ESPN+)
Last Two Matches: L, 1-0 vs. Louisville | T, 1-1 at Jacksonville*
- FGCU opens the weekend slate against Liberty at home; the Eagles are 2-1 all-time against the Flames who will visit Fort Myers for the first time since the 2018 season; both of the Eagles' victories against the Flames have come by 2-0 margins. 
- The Eagles continue to pressure the opposing defense by lining up for more than 7.3 corner kicks per game while the defensive effort is leading the league in goals-against average (.667) and second in save percentage (.826).
- Davi Alves and Aedon Kyra lead five FGCU scorers with two goals and four points apiece; Wyatt Kistner has been the lone goalkeeper used by FGCU this season accounting for 18 saves and just four goals surrendered against 56 shots faced this season.

Jacksonville Dolphins (3-2-2, 0-1-1 ASUN)
Twitter: @JAX_MSOC
Next Two Matches: vs. Bellarmine* (9/24; 7 PM - ESPN+) | vs. Presbyterian (9/27; 6 PM)
Last Two Matches: W, 3-0 vs. Georgia Southern | T, 1-1 vs. FGCU*
- The Dolphins complete a four-match homestand this week against Bellarmine and Presbyterian; JAX is meeting the Knights for just the second time in program history while the team is 1-2 all-time against the Blue Hose.
- Jacksonville is led by the two-goal trio of Joshua Araujo-Wilson, Olivier Correa and Cao Chaves while seven other Dolphins have also found the back of the net this season. 
- The Dolphins' 1.57 goals against average is the fourth-best mark in the league while the team leads the conference with 28 saves; Christian Sekanina has accounted for half of the team's saves and his four goals allowed is the second-lowest.

Liberty Flames (2-2-2, 1-1-0 ASUN)
Twitter: @LibertyMSoccer
Next Two Matches: at FGCU* (9/23; 7 PM - Facebook Live) | at Longwood (9/27; 6 PM - ESPN+)
Last Two Matches: L, 2-0 vs. No. 21 Lipscomb* | T, 0-0 vs. Davidson
- The Flames are on the road this weekend to play FGCU and Longwood; Liberty looks to even the all-time series versus its ASUN foe while the team is 18-5-4 all-time against the Lancers.
- Luke Eberle, Seth Clark and Bryce Swinehart lead the Flames' offense with two goals each; Clark and Michael Huss both sit just two goals shy of hitting the 10 career mark.
- Danny Cordero (1.20) and Blake Franzen (1.43) have combined to produce the league's fourth-best goals-against average (1.33) while the teams 20 saves are also fourth in the ASUN.

No. 21 Lipscomb Bisons (5-1-1, 2-0-0 ASUN)
Twitter: @LipscombMSOC
Next Two Matches: vs. Queens* (9/24; 7 PM CT - YouTube) | vs. Georgia State (9/27; 7 PM CT)
Last Two Matches: L, 3-2 at No. 5 Kentucky | W, 2-0 at Liberty*
- The Bisons are back on their home field for the next two games after the team dropped a hard-fought match to the fifth-ranked team in the nation for its first defeat on the year. 
- Lipscomb welcomes the newest ASUN member in Queens to the Music City on Saturday for the first-ever meeting before taking on Georgia State for the first time since the 2019 season (W, 3-1).
- Tyrese Spicer and Ploutarchos Alonefti notched their second goals of the season against the Wildcats; the Bisons' offense is 15th in the nation with a +12 goal differential scoring 18 goals (17th) and 56 points (14th) this season.

North Florida Ospreys (1-6-0, 0-2-0 ASUN)
Twitter: @OspreyMSOC
Next Two Matches: at Mercer (9/24; 7 PM - ESPN+) | at Queens* (10/1; 6 PM - ESPN+)
Last Two Matches: W, 1-0 at Florida Atlantic | L, 2-0 vs. Stetson*
- The Ospreys were able to earn their first victory of the season courtesy of a Joaquin Acuna goal and a shutout in net by Micah Gun in his first career start.
- UNF looks to carry the momentum into another non-conference matchup at Mercer on Tuesday; the Ospreys have won two straight in the all-time series, but are looking for the first win in Georgia since the 2013 season.
- Acuna and Angus Taylor are the lone Ospreys hitting nylon this season with one goal apiece while Padraic Gilley and Gun have combined for a .630 save percentage and 1.43 goals-against average through seven games.

Queens Royals (1-5-0, 0-1-0 ASUN)
Twitter: @QueensMSOC
Next Two Matches:  at No. 21 Lipscomb* (9/24; 8 PM - YouTube) | vs. Wofford (9/27; 7 PM - ESPN+)
Last Two Matches: W, 3-0 at UNC-Asheville | L, 3-1 vs. Gardner-Webb
- Queens is back on the pitch to face a conference foe for the first time in 21 days when the Royals take on No. 21 Lipscomb on Saturday; it will be the first time in program history the Bisons and Royals share the field.
- Mario Goic has scored a total of three goals in back-to-back contests, leading the Royals squad and sitting in a tie for third in the league; Darren Abbey and Felipe Mendonca have also scored once this season.
- Javier Izquierdo-Cuervo became the first Royal to earn an ASUN weekly honor as the Goalkeeper of the Week stopped six shots vs. UNC Asheville and became the league leader with 27 saves.

Stetson Hatters (3-1-3, 2-0-0 ASUN)
Twitter: @StetsonMSoccer
Next Two Matches: vs. Central Arkansas* (9/24 - HatterVision) | at Liberty* (10/1; 6 PM - ESPN+)
Last Two Matches: W, 2-0 at North Florida* | T, 2-2 at Cal. State Fullerton
- Stetson looks to continue its five-match unbeaten streak (3-0-2) when the team hosts Central Arkansas on Saturday; the Hatters won the previous matchup 2-1 in its fourth win of a five-match win streak a season ago.
- Gio Rodriguez will try to keep his hot streak going after he earned ASUN Player of the Week honors, scoring twice in the 2-0 shutout at North Florida; Rodriguez's three goals this season lead eight different Hatters who have found nylon.
- Owen Jack has produced three shutouts on the season collecting 25 saves and a league-leading .833 save percentage helping the Hatters who are second in the conference with a 0.86 goals-against average and 27 total saves.

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