Rowdies Down Eckerd College 3-0
The Rowdies knocked off Eckerd College 3-0 Saturday night as the Rowdies Rush 2012 Preseason Tour continued at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch in a preseason contest hosted by Chargers Soccer Club.
The Rowdies opened the scoring on a goal by forward Luke Mulholland in the 17th minute. Mulholland received a perfect pass from midfielder Keith Savage and beat Eckerd goalkeeper Toni Virtanen in the bottom left corner of the net.
Trialist Zach Hofstetter added to the lead with a goal in the 65th minute, thanks to an assist from Daniel Gray. Gray then extended the Rowdies edge to 3-0 after a nice pass from Draymond Washington in the 68th minute.
The Rowdies outshot Eckerd 10-5 in the opening half as Virtanen made five saves. Several trialists saw action during the match, including goalkeeper Andrew Fontein, who joined the team this week and played the first 60 minutes of the game before being replaced by fellow trialist Will Dieterich.
Rowdies: Luke Mulholland - 17th minute (assisted by Keith Savage)
Rowdies: Zach Hofstetter - 65th minute (assisted by Daniel Gray)
Rowdies: Daniel Gray - 68th minute (assisted by Draymond Washington)
Rowdies: GK Andrew Fontein (Will Dieterich - 60'), D Frankie Sanfilippo (Captain), D Daniel Scott (Thurstan Johnson - 70'), D Andres Arango (Ryan Griffin - 45'), D Draymond Washington, M Shane Hill (Jose Eduardo Herrera - 60'), M Keith Savage (Dan O'Brien - 45'), M Takuya Yamada, F Luke Mulholland (Matt Clare - 60'), F Daniel Gray, F Zach Hofstetter (Joey Lopez - 70')
Eckerd: GK Toni Virtanen, D Marcus Lohrmann, D Dean Hobbis, D Matt Duffy, D Seb Marley, M Turner Humphries, M Daniel Lopez, M Connor Montgomery, M Kyle Olmstead, F Nick Murawski, F Jack Walsh