The Eastern Florida State College men's soccer team shut out Georgia Military Sunday afternoon to improve to 4-1 on the season.
The Titans, who are ranked No. 4 in the latest NJCAA Division I poll, scored three times in the first half and went on to post their third shutout of the season.
Just 11 minutes into the contest Sophomore Marc Grifell broke free and had a one-on-one with the goalkeeper who was called for a penalty in the box on the play. Aedon Kyra took the penalty kick and the keeper stopped the shot but Kyra pounced on the rebound, sent a cross to Grifell who finished for his second goal of the season.
Six minutes later Levonte Johnson would make it 2-0, scoring his fifth goal of the season.
Then with 14:36 remaining in the first half, sophomore Schimiliguen Castin took a pass and took off, beating the defense and then keeper with a blast into the back of the net making it 3-0. It was Castin's first goal of the season.
"I thought we started the game fantastically well, put together some great sequences in the first half and got ourselves in good positions against a quality, well organized, well coached Georgia Military team," Eastern Florida State College men's soccer coach Oliver Twelvetrees said. "All championship teams are built on a solid defensive line, so it is good to see them working well together and picking up another clean sheet."
The Titans will open the Region 8 Conference season Friday night, traveling to Daytona State College for a 7 p.m. game.
"We still have a lot of work to do, it was good to have a bit of a break, but we still have a long way to go if we are going to achieve our goals," Twelvetrees said. "We have to continue to improve, stay humble and work for each other."