Eastern Florida State Men’s Soccer Team Looks For Big Year, Opens Season Friday Night
By Michael Parson, EFSC // August 25, 2016
home opener on Sept. 2
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Phase 1 of the season could not have gone much better for the Eastern Florida State College men’s soccer team.
The Titans picked up their first win against a Division I program, defeated two Division II teams and head into the regular season on a nice roll.
“The preseason went really, really well,” Eastern Florida State College men’s soccer coach Oliver Twelvetrees said.
“The guys are motivated and working hard. All signs point towards a successful season.”
Phase 2 begins this weekend when the Titans open the regular season in Mississippi for a couple of games, beginning Friday night against San Jacinto College-South who was the NJCAA Region XIV runner-up and finished with a 12-6-1 record.
“The whole idea is to get a chance to spend some quality time with each other and try to bond as a team,” Twelvetrees said of the nine-hour trip.
“We will get to know each other and experience some adversity as well. San Jacinto will be a really tough team and that is one of the reasons we decided to go up there, to play a top 10-caliber team which San Jacinto should be by the end of the year. It will be a good test and bonding experience for the boys.”
The team will play Hinds Community College on Saturday afternoon before returning to Melbourne to prepare for the home opener on Sept. 2 against Laramie County Community College.