2016 News

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    February 09, 2017
    Men's Soccer Volunteers at DC Central Kitchen WASHINGTON, DC - Last Friday, February 3rd, the University of the District of Columbia Men's Soccer team completed its annual community service at DC Central Kitchen, where the players prepared food for the homeless. The staff at DC Central instructed and offered professional guidance as the student-athletes cut up chicken and vegetables before they were distributed to various satellite sites.
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    November 07, 2016
    Torres, Salinas Furio Earn Men’s Soccer All-East Coast Conference Honors CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia’s Gabriel Torres and Victor Salinas Furio earned Second Team and Third Team Men’s Soccer All-East Coast Conference honors, respectively, as voted on by the league’s head coaches.
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    October 29, 2016
    Freshmen Fuel Firebirds’ 2-1 Season Finale Win at Roberts Wesleyan ROCHESTER, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team earned a 2-1 victory over East Coast Conference foe Roberts Wesleyan College in its season finale Saturday afternoon at RWC Soccer Stadium.
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    October 27, 2016
    Victor Salinas Furio Named CoSIDA Academic All-District™ First Team WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia’s Victor Salinas Furio, a senior defender on the men’s soccer team, was named CoSIDA Academic All-District™ First Team in recognition of his combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
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    October 26, 2016
    Firebirds Succumb to No. 2 Nationally-Ranked LIU Post, 4-1; Eliminated From Postseason Contention BROOKVILLE, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team was defeated, 4-1 by the No. 2 ranked team in the nation, LIU Post in East Coast Conference play Wednesday afternoon. With the loss, the Firebirds are eliminated from ECC Tournament contention.
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    October 24, 2016
    New Firebird Spotlight Features Men's Soccer's Liam Haycock The newest Firebird Spotlight features junior men's soccer student-athlete Liam Haycock, a native of Stafford, England.
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    October 24, 2016
    Gabriel Torres Earns East Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week Honor CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia’s Gabriel Torres was named East Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week for his performance in the week ending Sunday, October 23rd.
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    October 22, 2016
    Gabriel Torres Nets Hat Trick in 3-0 UDC Win at East Stroudsburg EAST STROUDSBURG, PA – Freshman midfielder Gabriel Torres registered a hat trick, including two goals in the opening 17 minutes, to lead the University of the District of Columbia to a 3-0 win over East Stroudsburg University in non-conference men’s soccer action Saturday at Eiler-Martin Stadium.
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    October 19, 2016
    Firebirds Fail to Score Despite Several Chances; Fall to Queens 2-0 BOYDS, MD - The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team had several quality scoring chances but could never find the back of the net in a 2-0 defeat vs. Queens College in East Coast Conference play Wednesday afternoon at Maryland SoccerPlex.
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    October 12, 2016
    Firebirds Defeated, 4-0 by League-Leading Molloy BOYDS, MD – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team was defeated, 4-0 by the current top team in the East Coast Conference, Molloy College, on a beautiful fall afternoon at Maryland SoccerPlex.
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    October 08, 2016
    Firebirds Erupt Offensively in 4-0 Win vs. Daemen; Improve to 3-1-1 in League Play ARLINGTON, VA – Coming off back-to-back shutout losses, the University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team erupted for four goals while the defense shut down East Coast Conference foe Daemen en-route to a decisive, 4-0 league win on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Long Bridge Park.
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    October 05, 2016
    Depleted Firebirds Unravel in Second Half, Fall 3-0 to Mercyhurst BOYDS, MD – After playing to a scoreless tie through the first half, the University of the District of Columbia surrendered three goals in the second half en route to a 3-0 defeat vs. non-region foe Mercyhurst University on Wednesday afternoon at Maryland SoccerPlex.
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    October 03, 2016
    UDC’s Benhur Gebretsanie Earns East Coast Conference Co-Rookie of the Week Honor CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia’s Benhur Gebretsanie was named East Coast Conference Men’s Soccer co-Rookie of the Week for his efforts in the week ending Sunday, October 2nd. Queens College’s Emgi Gousse was the other co-honoree.
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    October 01, 2016
    Firebirds Fall to NYIT, 3-0 WASHINGTON, DC – After a scoreless first half, the University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team surrendered three goals in the closing period, as the Firebirds fell, 3-0 to East Coast Conference foe New York Institute of Technology on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Cooper Field.
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    September 28, 2016
    Firebirds Erase 2-0 Deficit to Force 2-2 Double-OT Tie at St. Thomas Aquinas SPARKILL, NY – The University of the District of Columbia fought its way back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the score in regulation, and ultimately, after two overtimes, settled for a 2-2 tie vs. St. Thomas Aquinas College in a very evenly-played East Coast Conference battle on Wednesday afternoon at Spartan Field.
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    September 24, 2016
    Firebirds Shock Mercy, 3-1; Improve to 2-0 in ECC Play DOBBS FERRY, NY – The University of the District of Columbia shocked the No. 5 ranked team in the East Region, Mercy College, 3-1 on the road Saturday afternoon in East Coast Conference play at Mercy Field.
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    September 21, 2016
    Firebirds Edged, 2-1 in Overtime at No. 25 Gannon ERIE, PA – Alex Schroeck’s goal from 20 yards out on the left side of the field late in the first overtime period lifted the host Gannon University Golden Knights to a 2-1 victory over University of the District of Columbia Wednesday afternoon at McConnell Family Stadium.
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    September 17, 2016
    Firebirds Break Through for 1-0 Win vs. Bridgeport; Open Conference Play 1-0 WASHINGTON, DC – Sophomore forward Kevin Ortez’s header goal in the 62nd minute snapped a near 253-minute scoreless spell for the Firebirds going back three games, and the Firebird defense preserved the team’s first lead of the season to claim a 1-0 East Coast Conference victory vs. Bridgeport Saturday afternoon.
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    September 14, 2016
    UDC Men’s Soccer Defeated 3-0 at Goldey-Beacom WILMINGTON, DE – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team was defeated 3-0 by host Goldey-Beacom College Wednesday afternoon.
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    September 10, 2016
    Firebirds Severely Outplay Salem Internation; Don’t Get Result BOYDS, MD – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team out-shot its guest Salem International College, 19-6 and doubled the Tigers up in corner kicks, 4-2, but came away losers in a 1-0 decision on a steamy hot Saturday afternoon at Maryland Sports Complex.
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    September 07, 2016
    Depleted Firebirds Fall at Wilmington NEWARK, DE – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team was defeated by host Wilmington University, 6-2 in East Region action on a steamy, 95-degree Wednesday afternoon.
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    September 04, 2016
    Firebirds Suffer Lopsided Loss to American International in Final Game of UDC Invitational BOYDS, MD – American International College scored two goals on its first two shots of the game, and the Firebirds were never able to bounce back as University of the District of Columbia suffered a lopsided, 5-0 loss in the final game of the UDC Invitational on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Maryland SoccerPlex.
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    September 02, 2016
    Firebirds Drop 2-1 Overtime Decision to Holy Family in Season Opener BOYDS, MD – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team dropped its season opener to Holy Family University, 2-1 in overtime on Friday afternoon in the 2nd game of the UDC Invitational at Maryland SoccerPlex.
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    August 30, 2016
    Firebirds Men’s Soccer Picked 8th in East Coast Conference Preseason Poll CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team was picked to finish 8th in the East Coast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Firebirds earned 40 points in the poll to place ahead of St. Thomas Aquinas (31) and Daemen (10).