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CBSSports.com Loves Jonnu Smith; FIU Still Gets C-USA Diver of the Week; Men's Soccer Needs A Hug

CBSSports.com's midseason All-America team put sophomore Jonnu Smith as its Second Team tight end.

That's not mid-major All-America team. That's midseason. In fact, Smith's the only player not from one of the Power Five conferences on the First or Second Team Offense or Defense.

DIVING

Sabrina Beaupre's graduated and gone, but FIU's still owning its conference's Diver of the Week award via a blond Canadian.

Freshman Rebecca Quesnel's wins in the 1-meter and 3-meter events against FAU earned her the Conference USA Diver of the Week award. Her 276.83 score in the 1-meter was the fourth best in FIU history.

The swim team's 1-0. That makes them the only FIU team currently above .500.

MEN'S SOCCER

None of the football teams had a happy weekend whether in the dome, on the pitch or in Birmingham. But men's soccer (3-7-1, 0-4-0) could really use some comfort food Wednesday night at 7:30 against Central Florida

We've dissected American football's failure in The Alamodome. By the way, Ron Turner blamed four of the six fumbles on poor ball security, letting off wide receiver Dennis Turner's fumble along the sideline and saying freshman quarterback Alex McGough's sack-fumble was a matter of being crunched in the pocket.

The women's soccer team (6-6-1, 1-2-1 in conference) lost 2-0 at Middle Tennessee State Sunday despite a season-high 19 shots. Friday's match at Alabama-Birmingham got deluged out. But that rain's not quite as sad as another MacArthur Park downpour of goals breaking men's soccer hearts Saturday at No. 7 Charlotte.

Three days after losing to South Carolina on a goal with three seconds left -- the fourth late game goal scored between the two teams -- FIU took a 3-0 halftime lead. Goals by Daniel Gonzalez, Donald Tomlinson and Josue Espana put FIU 45 minutes from an upset.

They never got there. Charlotte pumped in four goals in 18:05 to take a 4-3 lead in the 70th minute, a lead the 49ers took to the end. FIU's held second half leads in three of their four conference games -- and lost each one.

 

 

 

 

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