Eastern Florida State College Sports Roundup
By Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications // September 9, 2014
Jorge Madera earns student-athlete of week
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Goalkeeper Madera Eastern Florida Student-Athlete of Week
MEN’S SOCCER — Men’s soccer goalkeeper Jorge Madera is Eastern Florida State College’s Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sept. 7.
Madera, a sophomore from Sanger, California and Sanger High, made 14 saves in the Titans weekend trip through Georgia including a highlight-reel denial against Georgia Military with the score tied 0-0.
Eastern Florida went on to beat Georgia Military 2-0 for its second win of the young season.
Eastern Florida’s men’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Georgia Perimeter College in Statesboro, Georgia on Sunday.
The Titans outshot Perimeter 26-8 with six of the shots on goal. Sophomore Jorge Madera played the entire game in goal for the Titans making four saves.
Miami Dade Next Opponent for Eastern Florida Volleyball
VOLLEYBALL — Seeking a stretch of consistency Eastern Florida’s volleyball team hosts Miami Dade College at 6 p.m. tonight on the Melbourne Campus.
“Eleven matches into our season and we are still seeking our identity,” said Eastern Florida’s first-year head coach Andrea Rasmussen.
“We are still struggling with unforced errors which have hurt us. When we’re good, we’re good. When we’re not, well the results speak for themselves.”
The match is the Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference opener for both teams and Miami Dade’s season-opener as well.
Eastern Florida is 5-6 heading into Tuesday’s match which will be televised live on WEFS-TV .
That perennial power Miami Dade is providing Tuesday’s opposition isn’t lost on Rasmussen.
“What an opportunity for us,” she said. “Conference opener, live on TV and the Internet, Miami Dade in our gym. We couldn’t ask for anything more. If this doesn’t get the players excited and motivated I don’t know what will.”
Eastern Florida is coming off a split of weekend matches at the College of Central Florida. It defeated Gulf Coast State in five sets for the second time this season but fell in four sets to Florida’s No. 1-ranked and nationally 13-ranked CCF.