Soccer Set for Crosstown Clash at FIU
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Coming off a shutout win in its season opener, the University of Miami soccer team will play its first of five consecutive road matches Sunday night.
The Hurricanes will make the short nine-mile trip across town to Miami, where they will take on FIU at 6 p.m., at FIU Soccer Stadium. It is the first time the Hurricanes face FIU on the road since a 3-1 win on Oct. 17, 2007.
This will be the 13th all-time meeting between the two sides, with Miami holding a 7-4-1 series edge, including a 5-1-1 mark since 2002. The Hurricanes have conceded multiple goals to the Panthers just three times and have held FIU scoreless on four occasions.
Miami earned an impressive 6-0 triumph over St. Francis (PA) Friday evening in the first match of the season. Five Hurricanes combined for the half-dozen tallies, with senior forward Ronnie Johnson notching a brace.
In addition, the Hurricanes held the Red Flash without a shot on goal, the first time they have done so in a match since Sept. 5, 2008 in a 3-0 victory at Arkansas-Little Rock.
For FIU, Sunday’s affair will be its first match of the year. The Panthers finished the 2016 campaign with a 3-11-3 (2-6-2 C-USA) record.
Following their contest against the Panthers, the Hurricanes travel to Ohio for a pair of matches, the first of which comes Aug. 25 at 4 p.m., against Miami (Ohio).