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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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PROFILE: Kelvin Flores overcomes obstacles playing soccer

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Since leaving his home country of Honduras at fourteen, Mercer student, Kelvin Flores has faced a series of challenges. To overcome them he has relied on three things, as his cousin, Felix Baquedano explains: “work, soccer and school. The kid [does] nothing else.” Flores says the language barrier was his first major test: “People made…

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Mercer men’s soccer team comes from behind to win

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  Written by: Steven Bassin What looked to be a season of dis- appointment and failure turned around for the Mercer men’s Vi- kings soccer team that ended the season with a regional champion- ship. The Vikings soccer team is lead by first year coach Wid- marc Dalce. Dalce comes from Haiti. He was a…

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Viking men’s soccer team struggles at the start of the season

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Mercer’s men’s soccer team lost again on Saturday, September 29 when they played at home against Louisburg College’s Hurricanes from North Carolina. The Hurricanes beat the Vikings 1-0. So far the Vikings have lost seven out of the 11 games they’ve played since the soccer season began in late August. The Viking men’s team has…

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Soccer star Irene Calabria learned to play with the boys

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On a balmy fall day outside of the Mercer County Community College athletics building, Mercer women’s soccer team standout sophomore defender Irene Calabria sits down for an interview. Just having completed one of her rigorous offseason workouts, she is breathing heavily but doesn’t appear sapped of energy. Friendly and quick to laugh, several of her…

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