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 defeat. The Vikings had 12 shots on goal in the game.
October 12 vs. Hagerstown:
The Viking’s traveled to Hagerstown, Maryland, and won 4-0. Four different players scored goals and Sophomore Captain Nana Osei added an assist for the Vikings. Freshmen Valdo Jean-Baptiste had five shots on goal, one of which resulted in his second goal of the season. Freshmen Forward Darien Chambers had six shots and also notched a goal and an assist. The other goals were scored by Freshmen forward Enkjargal Davaaldolgor and Freshmen Jhessian Gonzalez.
October 15 vs. Brookdale:
After two consecutive road games, the Vikings played a match on their home terf against the Jersey Blues of Brookdale County Community College. In what can be considered a low-scoring game, Brookdale defeated Mercer 2-0. There were only eight shots on goal in the entire match, and Mercer only accounted for three of them. Mercer’s Goalkeeper has had a successful season thus far, with a .761 save percentage, but in the loss to Brookdale he was below average. He had a .600 save percentage, allowing two goals on five on target shots. Both Brookdale goals came in the second half.