Women’s soccer splits first two, drops home opener

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

The Bears’ women’s soccer team split their first two games and dropped their home opener to start the new season.

In the season opener Friday, the Bears racked up the goals and shut out the Alabama A&M Bulldogs as they cruised to a win, 6-0.

Senior Abbey Reddig netted two goals to pace the Bears in the victory. Valeria Bermeo, Maddie Clark, Emma Tokuyama and Logan Culver added goals to open the season’s first game with six goals.

The last time the Bears scored six goals in a game was against Chattanooga in a 6-1 rout on Oct. 2, 2015.

On Sunday, the Bears were unable to get their offense going against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. They dropped their home opener, 3-0.

One bright spot in the match was senior Cristina Mursuli, who stopped seven shots on goal in her first complete game at Goalkeeper in her career at Mercer.

The Bears will be back in action on the road against Kennesaw State Aug. 26 as they look to stay undefeated away from home.