When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: FGCU Soccer Complex
Senior Zak Boggs got off to a quick start this season, scoring in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over in-state rival UCF.
And Boggs said he’s looking forward to this weekend, as USF (1-0) faces its first road trip at Florida Gulf Coast Saturday at 7 p.m.
“I’m not sure what to expect from (FGCU),” Boggs said. “It should be a fun match, and we’ll see how it goes.”
After losing forward Jordan Seabrook from last season, Boggs is USF’s most experienced scorer, netting five goals last season.
However, Boggs got help from freshman Hasani Sinclair Tuesday, who recorded the assist, and Fernando Gonzalez, who scored on a header. Sinclair was named Florida Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior at American Heritage High School.
The two will try to help the Bulls combat against a team that coach George Kiefer thinks will be a challenge.
The Eagles, members of the Atlantic Sun Conference, finished 6-10-2 in 2008. FGCU defeated Florida International 1-0 on a penalty kick by sophomore midfielder Cristian Raudales to begin the season this year.
FGCU is led on defense by junior goalkeeper Adam Glick, who was named Atlantic Sun Preseason All-Conference last season with a 1.36 goals against average and four shutouts.
At forward, the Eagles have experience in junior Mathew O’ Shaughnessy, who has scored six goals in 36 games over the past two years.
“They are a really tough team,” Kiefer said. “This could be a tough match for us, but our players are really excited about going (to Ft. Myers) to play them.”