FLORENCE, SC - The Francis Marion University men's and women's soccer teams will wrap-up their 2017 regular seasons on Wednesday (Oct. 25) at home against Flagler College. The men's match will kick off at 5 p.m. on Hartzler Field, followed by the women's contest at 7:30 p.m.
General admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students with Francis Marion students being admitted free with identification. Both matches will be streamed live online courtesy of the Patriot Sports Network.
Both Francis Marion squads need to claim victories on Wednesday to keep their hopes of making the Peach Belt Conference Tournament alive.
The FMU men's squad is 6-8-0 overall and 1-5-0 in the PBC, while Flagler is 3-8-1 and 2-3-0. The Patriots are led by junior Levin Sandmann with nine goals and four assists, while sophomore Jordan Dechere has tallied four goals and five assists. Freshman goalkeeper Raul Guillamon Bejar has saved 53 shots this year for Francis Marion, while having a 2.13 goals against average.
Junior Quam Salami has four goals for the Saints, followed by sophomore Rostand Ndong with three. Flagler freshman goalkeeper Iwan Roberts has compiled 32 saves and a 3.29 GAA in six games, while sophomore Mel Broughton has 21 saves and a 2.10 GAA.
The Francis Marion women's squad is 5-8-0 overall and 2-7-0 in conference play. FMU, coming off of a 3-0 victory over Georgia Southwestern State University, is led by freshman Kylie McElroy with five goals and three assists, while fellow freshmen Dayle McEwen and Megan Misuraca have four goals apiece. Three of Misuraca's scores have been game-winners.
Sophomore keeper Micahla Kitchen has gathered 51 saves and has a 3.03 GAA, while junior goalie Janine Gordon has 26 saves and a 2.56 GAA as the two have almost evenly split time in goal.
Sophomore Charlene Nowotny and senior Fio Fustagno, collecting 11 goals each, have headed-up the Saints, leading them to a record of 12-1-2 overall record and 5-1-2 mark in the PBC. Freshman goalkeeper Sarah-Lisa Dubel has stopped 54 shots during the 2017 campaign, while tallying an impressive 0.94 GAA. The Saints had a 14-match unbeaten string snapped last weekend with a 5-1 loss to nationally ranked Columbus State University.