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Women's soccer hires Head Coach Tony Economopoulos

Bryson Jones
March 14, 2012
Filed under Soccer, Sports

  On Feb. 22, Mercer Athletic Director Jim Cole announced that former Georgia Southwestern head coach, Tony Economopoulos, will take over as the sixth women’s soccer head coach in program history, effective immediately. Since Dec. 8, the Athletic Department has been searching for a replacement...

Young men's soccer squad departs early at A-Sun, large strides made

Young men's soccer squad departs early at A-Sun, large strides made

Garret McDowell
December 7, 2011
Filed under Soccer, Sports

During one of the best stretches of Mercer men’s soccer history, it is difficult to look back and see what is and is not working currently. For the first time since the 2001 and 2002 seasons, the Bears have posted back-to-back winning records. After consecutive postseason runs, the Bears are hop...

Lady Bears make 2nd straight championship appearance, fall in double overtime

Lady Bears make 2nd straight championship appearance, fall in double overtime

Bryson Jones
November 16, 2011
Filed under Soccer, Sports

After an impressive first round win over the third seeded Jacksonville Dolphins, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team set their sights on the second seeded ETSU Buccaneers. Just 12 days earlier, the Bears battled to a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Bucs in the regular season conference finale. Needless to say, t...

Bears soccer continues to be poised, hungry

Salim Ali
November 2, 2011
Filed under Soccer, Sports

On Oct. 19 the men’s soccer team tied the game against USC Upstate followed by a win on Oct. 22 against East Tennessee State. They followed these performances with another tie against Lipscomb on Oct. 27. This brings the team’s record to 7-6-3. Mercer’s next match is an away game against Duke University...

Women's soccer outduels Jacksonville, advances to Atlantic Sun semi-finals

Garret McDowell
November 2, 2011
Filed under Soccer, Sports

After winning their way in, the Mercer Bears women’s soccer team has advanced to the Atlantic Sun semifinal with a thrilling penalty shoot out win over Jacksonville University. Despite being the sixth and lowest seed for the tournament, the Bears are trying to defend their title from last year and...

Viva la sport!

Viva la sport!

Garret McDowell
October 19, 2011
Filed under Soccer, Sports, Viva la Sport!

Most Americans have no idea what promotion and relegation means in the sports world. Many foreign leagues use this for sports such as basketball and soccer, where they have several tiers of competitive play and more than enough teams in the top level to go around. The best leagues have this simply base...

Women's soccer in must-win in final two games

Women's soccer in must-win in final two games

Garret McDowell
October 19, 2011
Filed under Soccer, Sports

After a 2010 season that saw the Mercer Bears Women’s Soccer team reach the NCAA tournament, many picked them as potential dark horses in the conference, if not frontrunners. Now, with two games left, the Bears are at 8-6-1 overall and 2-4-1 in Atlantic Sun Play, and they hold the sixth and final spo...

Men's soccer looks to improve conference luck

Salim Ali
October 19, 2011
Filed under Soccer, Sports

October hasn’t been a good month for the Mercer men’s soccer team with only one win in four games. The first of the four was a 2-1 home game loss to Jacksonville. This game brought to an end their previous four-game winning streak. It turned out to be a tense and physical game with nine combined...

Soccer on streak, improve to 5-3-1

Soccer on streak, improve to 5-3-1

Salim Ali
October 5, 2011
Filed under Soccer, Sports

For the past four games, the Mercer men’s soccer team has been close to untouchable. The first of the four, a home game against VMI, ended 3-1. All three goals were scored in the final 12 minutes of the second half. Ashani Samuels, through a corner kick in the 79th minute, scored his first goal of...

Player Spotlight: #Ashani Samuels

Player Spotlight: #Ashani Samuels

Samir Moussawel
October 5, 2011
Filed under Soccer, Sports

    Fresh off the plane from West Moreland, Jamaica, freshman midfielder Ashani Samuels is having an immediate impact on the Bears soccer squad. Scoring his first collegiate goal in the game versus VMI and following it up with another on the road against Nebraska Omaha, Samuels is a force to be reck...

Women's soccer begins conference play win 1-2 record

Women's soccer begins conference play win 1-2 record

Joshua Morrison
October 5, 2011
Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Mercer women’s soccer team got off to a slow start with conference play late last week as they dropped two of their first three games after closing out non-conference play with a win. The Bears closed out non-conference play on Sept. 18 in Macon against Alabama State. The Bears set the pace early i...

Soccer falls to UCF, drops VMI

Soccer falls to UCF, drops VMI

Cecilia Villagomez
September 21, 2011
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Coming off a 2-0 win against Appalachian State, the Mercer men’s soccer team fell short to in-state rival Georgia State in a very physical game at GSU. In the first half of the game, freshman Carl-Oscar Andersson set up a perfect ball that sophomore Ehjayson Henry used to slide past Georgia State to give th...

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