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Men’s Soccer Ready for Season Opener at Wilmington on Saturday

Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College men's soccer team begins the 2014 season with a road match at Wilmington College (Ohio) on Saturday, August 30 at 7 p.m.

The Grizzlies blend a mix of talented returning varsity letter winners with a group of newcomers eager to make their mark on the pitch this fall.

Returning to once again lead the team's offensive attack are junior Austin Fundenberger (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) and sophomore Antonio Gioe (Martinsville, Ind./Mooresville).

Fundenberger contributed a team-high five assists, along with scoring three goals last season, and was the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's Freshman of the Year following the 2012 season.

Meanwhile, Gioe scored a team-best six goals during the 2013 season.

Junior Zach Shoufler (Fortville, Ind./Greenfield-Central) is another strong returning player, having three goals and four assists last season.

Live statistics of the match will be available. In-game updates will also be available on Twitter (@FCAthletics) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FranklinCollegeAthletics).