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MU Women's Soccer will face the University of Florida in NCAA Tourney

MU Women's Soccer will face the University of Florida in NCAA Tourney

Marin Guta
November 10
Filed under Breaking, News, Soccer, Sports

The Mercer University women’s soccer team will play No. 8 University of Florida in the NCAA Tournament in Gainesville, Fl. After third-seeded Mercer beat top-seeded Samford University by 2-1 on Sunday, the team automatically earned a bid in the NCAA tournament. The victory was even sweeter considering...

Fall Sports Overview

Emily Rochefort
November 5
Filed under Golf, News, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Men’s Soccer   In another overtime game, the Mercer Men’s Soccer Team came out victorious against the Wofford Terriers 3-2. In the exciting Tuesday night matchup, the Terriers scored first, making the score 1-0 in the 27th minute. The Bears did not answer until 40 minutes later, when Will...

Fall sports overview

Emily Rochefort
October 22
Filed under Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Women’s Soccer   After a full 90 minutes and two overtimes, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team could not overpower the Furman University Paladins, tying the team 0-0. In the Oct. 5th contest, the Bears outshot the Paladins 16-12 but could not find the back of the net. Senior Tess Patton led th...

Things to know about…Lauren Gassie

Emily Rochefort
October 10
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Senior Lauren Gassie has been a standout player on the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team since her first season in 2011. As a four-year starter in the midfield position, Gassie has always had a prominent role on the team. Gassie is a native of Winter Park, Fla., where she played club and high school soccer...

Fall Sports Overview: Sept. 21- Oct. 3

Emily Rochefort
October 10
Filed under Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Women’s Soccer In its last non-conference game of the season, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team overwhelmed the University of South Carolina-Aiken 5-0. Four of the five goals in the contest were scored in the first half. Maddie Clark, Tess Patton, Brianna Stampler and Lauren Gassie all found the back...

Coaching spotlight: Tony Economopoulos

Caroline Carlton
September 25
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Tony Economopoulos is in his third season as the head coach of the women’s soccer team at Mercer University. Upon his hire, he was classified as an “exceptional candidate” by Athletic Director Jim Cole. During his time at Mercer, Economopoulos has proved just that. In his inaugural season as head...

Fall sports overview

Emily Rochefort
September 25
Filed under Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Women’s Soccer On Sept. 7, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team defeated the Houston University Cougars 3-2. In the third minute of the game, Washida Blackman, senior forward for the Bears, scored off of a free kick from Sarah Daane. Just before halftime, junior Sydney Brogden increased the score to...

Fall preview: who's who in the SoCon

Emily Rochefort
August 12
Filed under Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Men’s Cross Country   At the last Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, the Mercer University Men’s Cross Country team finished seventh out of ten teams. The team graduated three seniors out of nine total members. “This upcoming season will be more of a building season with an incoming...

Women’s soccer claims second in A-Sun

Women’s soccer claims second in A-Sun

Bryson Jones
October 24
Filed under Soccer, Sports

In the last four games of the season, the Mercer women’s soccer team has won three of those matches, claimed a first-round bye in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, and broken a program record for wins in a season with 12 on the year. It is no doubt that head coach Tony Economopoulos has had a suc...

Men’s soccer still 1st in A-Sun

Carly Innarino
October 24
Filed under Soccer, Sports

In an unfortunate loss to the No. 17 team South Florida on Oct. 10, the Mercer men’s soccer teams’ four-game winning streak came to an end. USF proved to be the more dominant team for the duration of the first half until Mercer regrouped at halftime. Throughout the second half, Mercer nearly netted...

Day in the life: Joey Heavner

Carly Innarino
September 26
Filed under Soccer, Sports

At 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday night, senior Joey Heavner finally sits down to study for his econometrics exam in the morning. Along with most athletes, the Mercer men’s soccer player has quite an exhaustive and busy schedule with a limited amount of time to get his studies done. The standout soccer player...

Mind over Matters

Matt Williams
March 28
Filed under Soccer, Sports

After the disappointing finish to the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, a game in which the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) got up 2-0 over Mexico, but would go on to lose 2-4, the United States Soccer Federation relieved coach Bob Bradley of his duties. In his place, they hired Jürgen Klinsmann to...

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