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Arena has Panthers off to best start in 25 years
by Paul Kennedy, September 11th, 2012 6:23PM

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[FIU] Kenny Arena, son of Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena, is off to a great start in his first collegiate head coaching job. FIU won at Wisconsin, 3-1, and UIC, 2-1, over the weekend to improve its record to  5-0-0, the Panthers' best start in 25 years.

A two-goal performance from sophomore Colby Burdette lifted FIU to a 2-1 overtime victory at IUC. The last time the Panthers started a season 5-0-0 was in 1987, FIU’s first year of Division I athletics. FIU’s five victories also match its season total from a season ago.
 
“We really had to grind this one out and I’m really proud of our team,” Kenny Arena said. “It’s early in the year, so there are valuable lessons to be learned from a game like this. Winning tough road matches like this can only make us better, but we still have a ways to go.”

Arena took the head coaching job after serving as an assistant at UCLA. He also worked in the Galaxy academy program, leading its U-15/16 team to the 2011 Development Academy national title.

Against Wisconsin, FIU got a goal and two assists from Gonzalo Frechilla, a goal and assists from Quentin Albrecht and goal from Daniel Gonzalez. Albrecht's goal was his fifth of the season.

FIU won two NCAA Division II titles (1982 and 1984) and finished second in the 1996 NCAA Division I Tournament, but the Panthers have not made a postseason appearance since the last of four straight NCAA Tournament appearances in 2004.



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