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Eastern Florida Men's Soccer Sparkles in Home Debut, 3-0


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Sept. 14, 2013 - Playing with purpose, enthusiasm and energy Eastern Florida State College's inaugural men's soccer team won its home debut on Saturday night, blanking Broward College 3-0 on the Melbourne Campus.

Playing before a large, supportive crowd nationally ranked Eastern Florida got goals from Ivan Magalhaes and Arturo Roosen, both off corner kicks, for a 2-0 lead halftime lead.

Jordan Muir added a second-half goal for the final margin raising Eastern Florida's record to 4-1. More importantly the victory gave Eastern Florida a leg up in its three-game Florida College System Activities Association/NJCAA Region 8 series with Broward which determines who progresses to the postseason.

Broward fell to 2-1-1. The teams meet again at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Fort Lauderdale.

Eastern Florida fired off 27 shots, 13 on goal, to only one on goal for Broward.

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"Our finishes were a little wayward but we dominated every aspect of the game," said Eastern Florida head coach Oliver Twelvetrees. "We dominated their forwards. We controlled possession. We created a lot of chances.

"I was very pleased with the performance. The boys rose to the occasion. They knew it was a big game. They showed up just like the big crowd did."

Eastern Florida's fitness showed as the game wore on. It was amplified after a Broward player was ejected on a red card with 38 minutes and 27 seconds remaining to be played following a rough foul on Eastern Florida's James Togbah.

Magalhaes spoke to the fitness.

"We've been training a lot, we had more stamina," he said. "We practice hard and we now are in shape. Thanks to coach and all my teammates we could hold the defense."

As for his goal: "I won't say that it was lucky because I always pay attention and I tried to follow the ball . . . and I could score."

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Next up for Eastern Florida, ranked 12th nationally by the NJCAA and 13th by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is a Tuesday scrimmage at St. Thomas University in Miami and then a weekend trip to Georgia where it plays Georgia Perimeter on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Andrews College on Sunday, Sept. 22.

The Titans next home match is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 against Darton College. Admission is free. Eastern Florida upset then No. 2-nationally ranked Darton 4-3 on Sept. 6 in Albany, GA.