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Fall sports overview

Emily Rochefort

September 25, 2014


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, 2014


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, 2012


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, 2012


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, 2012


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, 2012


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...

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

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...

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