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Friday in the wet...

As the rain fell on Camp Mitch, the women's soccer team handled it like Michael Schumacher, drenching Stetson 4-0 while dominating possession for at least 75 of the 90 minutes.

Meanwhile, the crew keeping statistics and running the game clock from a deck that stood where a condemned press box once stood tried to keep the electronics dry.

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It got worse later when the canopy sprung a leak.


Meanwhile, over at FIU Stadium, Friday's scrimmage started on time. FIU coach Mario Cristobal, after watching film until half past midnight, passed along these tidbits:

Nobody got hurt. The defense definitely had the better of it over the 120 plays, as expected. "It wasn't until late that the offense got going," Cristobal said. He was once again especially laudatory toward defensive end Giovani Francois ("playing at an uncommonly high level" and has been "explosive) and also complimented Tourek Williams, Greg Hickman, Winston Fraser and Jordan Hunt. Defensive tackle Isame Faciane, apparently, has satisfied the coaches lately. 

Also getting head coach props were linebacker Kenneth Dillard and Mitch Wozniak, who switched from wide receiver to defense this week and had an interception.

On offense, wide receiver Willis Wright "had his best day" and caught a long touchdown in the overtime drill from Jake Medlock as Medlock escaped the pocket. The offense did convert in some short yardage situations and was good on second down. Both sides of the ball showed good awareness in third down situations of the yardage necessary. In the two-minute drill, the offense hustled well and did the little things that give you extra seconds that can add up to another play or two.

Next scrimmage Tuesday. Saturday, the team took a recess field trip -- South Beach for sand, bowling and barbeque.


Sorry I didn't include this yesterday, but FIU officially announced the transfers of Louisville's Rakeem Buckles, FAU's Dennis Mavin and the Owls' Raymond Taylor. Mavin and Buckles had been noted here previously. All will have to sit out this season before being eligible in 2013-14. Both Taylor and Buckles came out of Monsignor Edward Pace High, where FIU assistant coach Mark Lieberman coached for 13 years.


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