Oct. 22, 2012
HURRICANE, W.Va. – The Marshall University men’s soccer team will welcome FIU to Hurricane High School at 7 p.m. on Tuesday for what could prove to be a pivotal match in both teams’ seasons.
The Thundering Herd (10-3-1, 2-3) enters the game having dropped two straight contests to Conference USA opposition, falling in consecutive matches to Kentucky and UAB. FIU (7-5-2, 0-4-1) is yet to win a C-USA match this season, salvaging its only point in a 1-1 tie with South Carolina earlier this season.
With the Herd sitting in sixth and the Panthers holding down the bottom spot in the league, Tuesday night’s match may prove to be a must-win for both sides as the season winds down. Following the match, both FIU and Marshall will have just two conference games remaining.
In order to spark its offensive effort Marshall may have to once again do without the services of leading scorer Tom Jackson, who remains sidelined with an injury. Sophomore midfielder Jahvon Allison took the goal scoring duties upon himself in the last match, netting the Herd’s only goal in a 2-1 loss to UAB.
For FIU, sophomore Quentin Albrecht has shouldered a majority of the offensive load by leading the team with eight goals in 13 appearances. Albrecht assisted teammate Arnthor Kristinsson’s goal against the Herd last season when Marshall beat the Panthers 2-1 in Orlando behind two Anthony Virgara goals. The Herd holds an 8-3 advantage all-time versus FIU.
Live stats for Tuesday’s 7 p.m. match may be viewed by clicking the link below. Admission to the game is free.