Greenville, S.C. – Furman junior Fabien Vorbe made his first appearance with Haiti's full national team in a 3-1 victory over St. Vincent & the Grenadines during Group Stage II of the Caribbean Cup on Thursday in Trinidad.
Vorbe, a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, started and played 61 minutes to help the Haitians to a 2-0 lead before being substituted shortly after the hour mark. The midfielder/forward will try to help Haiti advance to the next round of the tournament on Saturday when it faces Trinidad & Tobago in its final Group F match. Haiti can advance with a win or a draw and could possibly move on based on goal differential with a loss.
Vorbe, who has netted four goals in the purple and white this season, is slated to rejoin his Furman teammates on Sunday for the Paladins' Southern Conference quarterfinal round match versus Wofford at Eugene Stone III Stadium.
Furman, 8-6-4, defeated Wofford 2-1 on Tuesday in Spartanburg, S.C., to claim a share of its 19th Southern Conference regular season title and earn the No. 2 seed in the SoCon Championships. A win in Sunday's match, slated to kickoff at 7 p.m., would earn the Paladins a semifinal date on November 12, in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., against the winner of Saturday's College of Charleston versus Davidson match.
The Paladins have posted a 2-2-0 record, including wins over Charleston and Wofford, since Vorbe was called into national team duty prior to Furman's October match with the Cougars.
Paladin fans can follow live statistics for Sunday's match at www.furmanpaladins.com and can get in-game updates at www.twitter.com/FurmanPaladins.