USF MSoccer takes on Saint Leo College in exhibition play

Posted: August 19, 2014 in Soccer

Let’s get it started!

Soccer is back for the USF men’s team as they take on Saint Leo College in their first exhibition game of the year. The Bulls went 8-4-9 (5-2-3 at home last year) and are hoping to start the year off right with an exhibition win over Saint Leo. The Bulls are 10-0-0 all time against the Lions and they are hoping to make it 11 in a row. The Lions went 13-2-2 last year and 5-1-1 away from home (game begins Tuesday, August 19th at 7:30 PM at Corbett Stadium).

The Lions averaged 2.2 goals last year, so it could be a challenge for the Bulls backline and new goalkeeper to start the year. The defense will need to be on their toes for this first game against a team that can score a lot of goals.

Saint Leo’s is led by sophomore forward Maximillian Schulzer-Geisthovel that scored 11 goals on 45 shots last year and 2 assists. Junior defender Chris Lovie had 4 goals last year and 1 assist from the backline, adding  a scoring threat from counter attacks that the Bulls have to be aware of. Junior midfielder Matt Cambell scored 2 goals as well, adding a scoring threat from the middle to join up with Maximillian. In net is junior Manuel Schoenhuber who allowed 18 goals last year while making 66 saves (.786 stopping percentage).

This will be a good first test for the Bulls to begin the season as they get their top 11 sorted out, especially on the backline and in the net. If the goalkeeping situation is squared away, the Bulls should win this game and will be able to log some solid minutes preparing for the start of the year.

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