MONDAY, OCTOBER 07, 2002
Men's Soccer Set to Host UNF in Dennis Viollet Memorial Cup
Oct. 7, 2002
North Florida (4-2-1, 3-0-1 PBC) at Jacksonville University (5-3-1, 1-1-0 A-Sun), Wednesday, Oct. 9, 4:00 p.m.; Ashley Sports Complex on JU Campus
All-Time Series: Tied 4-4 (2001, UNF 4-2)
** The game between the Dolphins and the Ospreys was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8, but was rescheduled and renamed the Dennis Viollet Memorial Cup. The inaugural Dennis Viollet Memorial Cup was renamed in honor of former UNF and JU coach Dennis Viollet (for more info see below). The annual game between the two schools will crown the winner with the Dennis Viollet Cup**
JACKSONVILLE: The JU men's and women's soccer teams are a combined 15-4-1 this season, which ranks 12th in the country in winning percentage (as of Oct. 6)...the Dolphins return to action after a six day lay off...last time out the Dolphins fell to Stetson, 2-0, at the Stetson Soccer Complex on Wednesday, Oct. 2...JU ranks first in the A-Sun in goals against average with 1.00...sophomore Richard Blackburn is second in the A-Sun in points per game with 1.33.
NORTH FLORIDA: Last time out the Ospreys defeated USC Aiken, 3-0, on Tuesday Oct. 1, with Facundo Videla scoring a pair of goals...freshman Victor Duncan leads the Ospreys with four goals and one assist...Ray Bunch has been the coach at UNF since they became a varsity program in 1991.
**HISTORY: Dennis Viollet came to Jacksonville in 1981 with the NASL Jacksonville Teamen, where he coached the squad to an ASL Championship. Viollet served as the men's soccer club coach at UNF from 1986-89, before the Ospreys became a varsity team in 1991. Viollet ran the men's program at JU from 1990-95, leading the Dolphins to the Sun Belt Conference championship in his final season. Viollet was a member of the world-famous Manchester United (England) Professional Team for 17 seasons, scoring more than 300 goals and still holds the single-season record with 32 goals during the 1960-61 season. Viollet passed away early in the spring of 1999, but his memory will live on forever at Jacksonville University.
2002 MEN'S SOCCER