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Coming on Down & Zero Not Soccers' Hero

Just couldn't stay awake Sunday evening, when I planned to make this post. So, it comes now, after dropping the kid off at school and being reminded by Europa's sound system what an abomination Kim Wilde's cover of "You Keep Me Hangin' On" is.

NO COMMITMENT ISSUES

Sources based at Camp Mitch confirmed Rivals.com's report that defensive tackle Marques Cheeks, out of New Orleans O. Perry Walker High, has verbally committed to FIU. Cheeks has bulked up to 270 at 6-4, but FIU probably will start him out at defensive end. Cheeks, who also had Mississippi State after him among other schools, has family in South Florida.

 

 

ZEROED OUT

In three weekend games up in Bourbon-Whiskey Country, the soccers combined for zero goals.

The men lost 3-0 at Memphis Saturday night, falling to 4-5-2 and 1-2 in conference play. Coming to Camp Mitch Tuesday night is No. 9-ranked Central Florida

Sandwiching that result were the women matching zeroes with Western Kentucky on Friday, then losing 2-0 Sunday at Middle Tennessee State. The loss ended a six-game unbeaten streak and dropped them to 7-6-1 (4-1-1 in The Belt). The first goal ended a run of 386 scoreless minutes for FIU.

Women's coach Thomas Chestnutt felt Middle Tennessee scored against the run of play (a trend of the women's early season losses) and said via text, "The (women) played hard after 110 minutes on Friday -- and had the energy to control the game -- we just didn't execute in the deciding moments."

 

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