@HerdMSoccer Falls at No. 17 FIU
Next match for Marshall vs. No. 20 Kentucky, Sat. Oct. 14
Box Score (PDF)
MIAMI – The Marshall men’s soccer team fell at No. 17 FIU, 4-0, Saturday night. The Thundering Herd is now 5-5-1 and 1-3 in Conference USA action. FIU improves to 6-0-3 and 3-0-1 in C-USA play.
FIU took the lead in the third minute. Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year Santiago Patino finished the match with a hat trick. Marshall had nine shots with five on goal. The Panthers had 14 shots and seven on goal.
Senior Adi Dakwar had two shots on goal while freshmen Jamil Roberts and Lewis Knight had two and one shot on goal, respectively.
Head Coach Chris Grassie
“In the previous three matches, we thought we played well enough and deserved to win. Tonight, however, we were totally outplayed. FIU did a great a job and played very well. We didn’t have the intensity required to compete, and we paid the price. Soccer is a ‘weak link’ sport, meaning that it’s not so much about one or two star players, but about your collective level. You get exploited where you are weak. Tonight we had too many breakdowns, and got punished for them. I can’t point the finger at any one player. As a group, we let ourselves down. All of us. We’ve gone 0-3-1 in the last four matches, but we all feel that record doesn’t reflect our ability. We’re at the point that we have to start getting the results and putting in the complete performances that change that record. We need to do better.”
Marshall returns to the field on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Hoops Family Field for a match with No. 20 Kentucky. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m.