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Eastern Florida Men's Soccer Rolls to 13-0 Victory
Oct. 16, 2013 - Eastern Florida State College's men's soccer team scored early and often in rolling to a 13-0 victory over the Webber International junior varsity on Wednesday on the Melbourne Campus.
The Titans exploded for 10 second-half goals after leading 3-0 at halftime. The outburst improved Eastern Florida's inaugural season record to 9-1-1, extended its unbeaten streak to nine games and set team, field and individual scoring records not soon to be broken.
Seven different players scored for the Titans with Johnathan Qunitero tallying five goals. Khori Foster and Farias Juarez scored twice each with Christian Grajeda, Justin Gavin, James Togbah and Jordan Muir scoring once apiece.
Gavin had three assists with Foster and Kevyn McFarlane recording two each.
Eastern Florida goalkeeper Jorge Madera had two saves.
The five goals marked the second time Quintero scored five times, the first coming at his previous school, Thomas University in Thomasville, GA.
"I am absolutely excited," Quintero said. "I needed this. I was on a spell. Someone put a curse on me. I needed to break out of that."
As for the Titans breaking out of a spell where goals were at a premium – they had 13 in their last five games before Wednesday – Quintero credited an increase in intensity in practice.
"Practice has been 100 percent every day," he said. "I'm feeling very strong about the postseason."
Speaking of the postseason, thanks to the Titans being the number four seed in their NJCAA district despite being ranked number six in both national polls, they have to travel to Georgia for their playoff games. And once there they meet Middle Georgia on Oct. 30.
That's the same Middle Georgia the Titans play in their next game, their previously scheduled home finale at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.
The scheduling quirk is not changing Eastern Florida head coach Oliver Twelvetrees' approach.
"We're going to approach the 27th just like we would any other game," Twelvetrees said. "We're going to try to put out our best team and play our best and try to make Middle Georgia realize who the better team is.
"Every time we step on the field we want to win, we want to be successful, we want to do the right thing. Our goal is to get to the national tournament and so we've got to win four games in the playoffs."