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FORT MYERS, Fla. – It’ll be interesting to see who emerges from this contest.
Cal State San Marcos is a high-flying, wide-open outfit with weapons galore. Florida Gulf Coast is molded in the traditional model of rugged defenses leading the way.
What shows out the best in the postseason?
San Marcos coach Teddy Hicks has built the Cougars into a relevant D-II program from basically nothing.
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And it seems like he’s always got a stud up front. This year it’s freshman Tanner Peach, who is an outstanding quarterback for the Cougars. Rookie attackman Nick Pages and senior middie Jakob Ternes present problems for opposing defenses, as well.
CSUSM will roll into Fort Myers looking to unseat an experienced FGCU group that is coming off a three-day set against Grand Valley State, Duluth and St. Thomas – basically the toughest weekend imaginable.
Sophomore goalie Grant Shafer has held up well against some of the best offenses in the country.
“Put up or shut up,” said FGCU coach Vinny Valentine.
[*- The coach didn’t really say this. This is all made up. It’s fake]