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Vikings men’s soccer recent games at a glance

October 9 vs. Union: The Mercer men’s soccer team visited the Owls of Union County College, and they were greeted rudely, losing 3-1 to the conference opponent. Viking’s Freshmen defender Jhessian Gonzalez scored his second goal of the season on an assist from Jeffrey Valcius.Darrien Chambers and Christian Aguirre went into the Referee’s book in…

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PROFILE: Widmarc “Tigana” Dalce: Former Vikings national champ becomes first African-American coach in MCCC soccer history

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Jean Amadou Tigana was a French national soccer team star from the French Sudan during the mid 1980s. Tigana, a midfielder, was known for possessing tireless stamina and staying active and aggressive on both the offensive and defensive portions of the field. During the same time period a boy from Leogane, Haiti, about 20 miles…

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Vikings women’s tennis exceeds coach’s expectations

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The Mercer women’s tennis team was supposed to have a “challenging year” according to coach Marc Vecchiolla. In an interview before their season began, the coach said he wants the girls to “have fun and work hard” instead of focusing on wins and losses. The 2013 Lady Vikings were made up of only two second…

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Vikings women’s soccer red hot heading into region XIX tournament

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The Mercer women’s soccer team got off to a slow start this season, losing 3 of their first 4 games. Fortunately, none of those losses came against Region XIX division I opponents, and since then have turned things around, winning 7 of their next 9 games. The Lady Vikings capped off a 6-1 inner-division regular…

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Mercer’s men baseball add new recruits to get ready for next season

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After suffering another disappointing loss in the Region 19 tournament last May to Lackawanna College 4-3, the Mercer Baseball program is continuing to stockpile talent. With the team still hunting for it’s first region title since 2008, Coach Kevin Kerins and his staff have brought in over 20 new recruits to the college’s West Windsor…

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Women’s Tennis Hopes to Improve as Season Progresses

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Marc Vecchiolla has been coaching the Mercer women’s tennis team ever since the program returned from an 11-year hiatus in 1997. Unfortunately, coach is one of the only experienced positions on this team. This year’s roster only consists of six players, which is enough to fill a tennis teams’ starting lineup. Two players on the…

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