The Cluster Roundup

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

Men’s Soccer

The Men’s soccer team has been steadily working to improve their season. Since the last update they’ve improved their season to a 4-5-3 record.

They faced a close game against the University of North Carolina Greensboro Oct. 7. A goal by UNCG’s Thordur Johannesson ended the match in double overtime.

The team’s next game is Oct. 14 against Wofford at home.


Women’s Soccer

The women’s team also faced a loss against East Tennessee State University over the weekend putting their record at 9-6 overall. ETSU managed to score the winning goal in overtime.

ETSU’s win over Mercer puts them in a position of overtaking Mercer’s placing in the conference with Mercer with a 3-2 SoCon record and ETSU at 3-3.

This loss follows two wins against Western Carolina and Wofford, two other SoCon rivals that are placed 6th and 8th respectively.



Mercer’s Women’s volleyball team failed to secure two important wins over the weekend in away games against ETSU and Chattanooga. In both games the Bears dropped three straight sets, not being able to put up much resistance against fellow SoCon competitors.

The team plays again on Oct. 11 and 13 against Samford and Furman.


Cross Country

The Women’s and Men’s cross country team’s managed to place sixth and eighth respectively at the USC Upstate Invite Sept. 30.

The team’s will be at the Crimson Classic in Tuscaloosa, Alabama Friday Oct. 13.


Men’s Tennis

Three players on the Men’s team made it to the semi-finals of the Mercer-hosted Gridiron Classic including: Sam Phillips, Fernando Guardia and Nicolas Guillon.

Guardia beat Georgia Southern’s Artemie Amarie to make it to the finals. Unfortunately, the championship game was postponed to a later date that has yet to be determined due to inclement weather.

“Hosting an event like this is a lot of work but well worth it when we get to play the amount of matches we did,” said Coach Eric Hayes. “On the men’s side it was a solid effort with Sam and Fernando making finals of their draws and several others making the semifinals.”

The men’s team will play next in the ITA Regionals in Atlanta Oct. 13-17


Women’s Tennis

The women’s team will play again when they travel to Athens to participate in the ITA Regionals Oct. 19-23.