FLORENCE, SC – Freshman goalkeeper Robbie Curry, a product of Stonewall Jackson High School, recorded a complete-match shutout in his first collegiate start at Francis Marion University.
His work enabled Francis Marion to beat Barton College 6-0 in non-conference soccer action Thursday afternoon (Sept. 9), and gave FMU head coach Murray Hartzler his 200th career coaching win.
Hartzler becomes the 16th active NCAA Division II head coach with 200 victories. The Clarence, N.Y., native is the winningest coach in FMU history with a 114-76-10 mark in 11 seasons, and combined with 10 seasons at Division III Hiram College, he owns a 200-137-31 career record.
Curry recorded three saves as Barton outshot the Patriots 13-10 and held a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks. He was the beneficiary of Francis Marion’s largest scoring outburst since an 8-0 win over Coker College late in the 2000 season.
The Manassas, Va., native faced one penalty kick, but Barton’s Chris Zok shot the ball high and over the crossbar.
In addition to being the team captain at SJHS, Curry also played for the Herndon Arsenal club team.
FMU (1-3-0) will play host to Milligan College, Saturday at 2 p.m.
Francis Marion, located in Florence, S.C., is a state-assisted institution with an enrollment of more then 3,500 students. The Patriots are members of the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference.
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