Bethune-Cookman University Soccer Team Kicks Off inaugural Season With A Win
Deltona, FL – Bethune-Cookman University played its first ever soccer game on last Sunday. The new men and women’s team is a member of the Southeast Collegiate Soccer Alliance, which is home to nearly 75 other teams, including four HBCUs. B-CUs teams will practice and play their home games at Dewey Sports Complex (1200 Saxon Blvd) in Deltona, Florida. The men gained their first win against Albany State with a 2-1 score last Sunday. Both the men and women have a competitive season ahead, but look forward to the new challenge.
Deltona’s Mayor, John Masiarczyk, City Manager Jane Shang, and other city officials joined President Jackson for a short pre-game kick-off. They all shared their comments on the importance of the addition to both the university and the City of Deltona. The men’s soccer team will play in state rival, Florida A & M University this Sunday, September 20th at 3pm. The games are free and open to the public.
The team schedule is as follows:
Sunday, September 27th vs. University of Miami Miami-2 pm
Saturday, October 3rd vs. Florida Gulf Coast Deltona-3 pm
Sunday, October 4th vs. University of Florida Gainesville-3 pm
Sunday, October 11th vs. University of S. Florida Deltona-1 pm
Saturday, October 17th vs. Stetson University Deltona-1 pm
Saturday, September 19th vs. Florida State Tallahassee-3 pm
Sunday, September 20th vs. Florida A & M Deltona-3 pm
Sunday, September 27th vs. University of Florida Gainesville-3 pm
Sunday, October 11th vs. Flagler Deltoona-4 pm
Saturday, October 17th vs. Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach- TBA
For more information on B-CU Soccer, please contact Tony O’Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Bethune Cookman University:
Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.