DELAND, Fla. – The runner-up FGCU men’s soccer team (3-4-4) fell 2-0 from University against Jacksonville (7-4-1) in the ASUN championship game on Sunday afternoon at the Athletic Training Center on the Stetson campus.
Originally scheduled for Saturday night, the FGCU led 2-0 at Jacksonville Stadium before rain and unplayable conditions abandoned the game and declared it a “no-contest” as it had not taken the full 70 minutes to become official. This resulted in the game being postponed to Sunday afternoon.
“We didn’t have it today. We tried to repeat what we did last night, but came up short,” said the headmaster’s football coach Jesse Cormier. “I am very proud of the way our team has responded this season to all the challenges we faced and the times when we have become exceptional despite everything. We will learn from this season and be ready to take on them . ” one step further in autumn. “
Both teams were half scoreless when the FGCU scored four shots, three of which came on the frame. In the meantime, JU launched seven shots (two in the picture). Each side scored a corner in the first 45 minutes.
Goalkeeper in the 56th minute Gustavo Vasconcelos (Recife, Brazil / Colegio GGE) saw the first shot of the second period when he scored his save shortly afterwards O’Vonte Mullings (Toronto, Ontario / Northview Heights) started a high shot to keep the match 0-0. However, JU came into play in the 60th minute thanks to a goal from the future MVP Connor Lufkin. Seven minutes later, Lufkin scored again to give Jacksonville a 2-0 lead.
From there, the Eagles kept pushing but produced a shot along with a corner in the final 20 minutes. In total, the FGCU scored eight shots (two on goal) Marcos Da Paz (Recife, Brazil / Fayetteville Academy / Columbia International) and Ethan Dudley (St. Johns, Fla./Bartram Trail HS) Recording of two pieces. Vasconcelos secured four saves online.
Jacksonville shot eleven shots (six on target) and Reed Davis three. Keeper Matt Levy made two saves.
All tournament team
Connor Lufkin (MVP, Jacksonville)
Cao Chaves (Jacksonville)
Olivier Correa (Jacksonville)
Reed Davis (Jacksonville)
Nile Ring Beach (Jacksonville)
Ethan Dudley (FGCU)
O’Vonte Mullings (FGCU)
Gustavo Vasconcelos (FGCU)
Noah Gulden (Lipscomb)
William Turner (Lipscomb)
LJ Estes (North Florida)
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HEAD COACH JESSE CORMIER
Jesse Cormier is in his fourth year as the head coach of the FGCU men’s football program, having been hired in January 2017 to become only the second head coach in program history. Cormier has led FGCU to a record of 29-23-11 (.547), including a 15-5-4 mark (.708) in the ASUN game. The Eagles have made it to the ASUN tournament semifinals for nine consecutive seasons (each year of eligibility) as Cormier has coached 23 selections for all conferences since arriving (program record 10 in 2017). Cormier has been the head coach of his alma mater at the University of Vermont for the past 13 seasons. He won 14 games with the Catamounts in 2016 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. While at Vermont, Cormier led the program to the America East tournament 12 of 13 seasons, playing five title games, winning two tournament crowns, winning a regular season championship, and moving up to three NCAA tournaments, including a pair of second rounds Appearances. As head coach, Cormier holds an overall record of 143-111-57 (.551) in his more than 16 seasons at the top.
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The FGCU teams have come together to win an incredible 85 regular conference and tournament titles in just 13 seasons in Division I. Additionally, in just nine seasons after the season, the Eagles have competed in 40 teams or individuals in NCAA championships. Eight FGCU programs have achieved a national top 25 placement in their respective sport – including women’s basketball (No. 21, 2020-21), beach volleyball (No. 20, 2021) as well as men’s football (2018, 2019) and women’s football (2018) than three of the youngest. In 2016-17, the Greens and Blues achieved the best sixth place in the department in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors’ Cup and the top 100 nationwide in front of several Power 5 and FBS institutes. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN, and Florida State’s top seven teams received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for their rate of academic progression in their sport. The FGCU achieved a combined classroom record of 3.50 GPA in the fall semester 2020 and exceeded the general population of university students for 23 consecutive semesters. Another milestone was reached in the fall semesters 2019, spring 2020, and fall 2020, as all 15 programs achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Eagles also achieved an all-time high of 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – as one of two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Community Service Award presented by the Fiesta Bowl.