EFSC Men’s Soccer Kicks Off Season With Top-Flight Foes

By  //  August 29, 2015

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Eastern Florida’s men’s soccer team isn’t wasting any time getting down to business. The Titans open the season with two games at Essex County College in Maryland, opening at noon Saturday against Essex County and meeting 2014 NJCAA runner-up Monroe College of New York at 11 a.m. on Sunday. (Eastern Florida image)

Eastern Florida’s men’s soccer team isn’t wasting any time getting down to business. The Titans open the season with two games at Essex County College in Maryland, opening at noon Saturday against Essex County and meeting 2014 NJCAA runner-up Monroe College of New York at 11 a.m. on Sunday. (Eastern Florida image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida’s men’s soccer team isn’t wasting any time getting down to business.

The Titans open the season with two games at Essex County College in Maryland, opening at noon Saturday against Essex County and meeting 2014 NJCAA runner-up Monroe College of New York at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Essex, like Monroe, competed in the 2014 NJCAA Men’s Division I National Championship tournament.

Monroe is ranked third nationally, Eastern Florida fourth and Essex 11th.

“The boys are ready,” said third-year Eastern Florida head coach Oliver Twelvetrees.

“We had a good, challenging pre-season playing against NCAA Division I and Division II competition and we held our own.

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“That being said we fully expect two tough games this weekend. Essex and Monroe are nationally ranked for a reason. They are two very good programs with coaches who I have a lot of respect for.”

Speaking of his team, Twelvetrees expects the Titans to be dangerous on the attack with speed and technical skill up top. The midfield is strong, the backline is jelling and goalkeeping is solid.

Oliver Twelvetrees

Oliver Twelvetrees

“The pieces are there,” Twelvetrees said.

“How they come together and stay together in the heat of competition are the unknowns.”

Beyond this weekend the Titans play a scrimmage at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach at 7 p.m. Wednesday and open at home at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 6 against Lewis & Clark College.

The Lewis & Clark game will be televised live on WEFS-TV and streamed live on the Internet at www.efsctitans.com

Admission to Titan home matches is free.


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