Eagles Cox and Norton Participate In Development Leagues
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern Men's Soccer senior Jon Cox (Alpharetta, Ga.) is spending his summer lighting up the scoreboard for the Atlanta Blackhawks of the Premier Development League.
The Eagles' standout forward is tied for third on the Blackhawks with three goals, having played in 10 of Atlanta's 13 games this season. He is also fourth on the team with seven points. The 6-foot-1, 195 lb., striker scored his first two goals of the season in a 5-0 win over Ft. Lauderdale.
Cox's third goal of the season came in the 64th minute against the Mississippi Brilla with Atlanta trailing 3-0, sparking a rally to give the Blackhawks a 3-3 draw. Against IMG Bradenton Acadmics, Cox scored an assist on the Blackhawks' third goal of the game, leading to a 4-2 victory.
Atlanta is 5-4-4 on the season, and the Blackhawks are tied for third place in the Southeast Division of the Southern Conference, trailing first-place Baton Rouge with one game left.
Cox has seven goals and 10 assists in three seasons at Georgia Southern, scoring six goals with five assists during a stellar freshman campaign in 2006.
Hunter Norton (Evans, Ga.), a member of the Eagles' 2010 signing class, is playing with FC Sonic of the National Premier Soccer League. The Pennsylvania club won the Keystone Conference with a 10-1-1 record this season, wrapping up the season with a 1-0 victory over the second-place Erie Admirals Friday (July 9).
The Eagles open the season with an exhibition match at the Soccer and Track Complex at the Erk Russell Sports Complex against Mercer on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 4 p.m. Georgia Southern opens the regular season at home against USC Upstate on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. For the Eagles' complete schedule, click here. Follow Georgia Southern this season at www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com, on facebook at www.facebook.com/gsathletics or on twitter at twitter.com/GSScores.
- Category: Men's Soccer
- Published on Tuesday, 13 July 2010 16:29