SEATTLE, Wash. – Mercer's men’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to the Redhawks of Seattle on Thursday night in Seattle, Wash.
STAT OF THE MATCH
Mercer was outshot by the final tally of 28-4 on Thursday night, including 9-1 in shots on goal. The Bears yielded 17 shots in the final 47 minutes of play, registering zero shots of their own.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Despite allowing two goals, Jeremy Booth recorded a season-high seven saves in tonight’s contest. Booth kept the Bears in the game with numerous fingertip saves to run his season tally to 20 total saves.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Bears captured the lead late in the first half thanks to Bagrou’s third goal of the season in the 43rdminute. Despite taking only four shots in the first half, Mercer needed just one on target as Bagrou’s goal found the far right corner for the 1-0 advantage. Bagrou’s strike was set up by Kobe Perez, his first assist of the year.
Mercer conceded the equalizer in the 73rd minute as Medo Youssef netted his second goal of the season, assisted by Alex Roldan and Julia Avila-Good.
Neither team was able to score in the closing 17 minutes, setting up overtime for the fourth consecutive contest for the Bears.
Seattle netted the game-winning goal in the 92nd minute as Sergio Rivas shot the ball past the outstretched arms of Booth for the 2-1 Redhawk victory.
- Mercer falls to 0-2-2 in overtime contests this season after competing in its fourth consecutive overtime game.
- Bagrou netted his third goal of the season and 28th of his career to move him into fourth all-time in program history.
- Bagrou now has 69 career points, tying him with Vince Dattilo for the fourth-most points in Mercer history.
- Booth runs his career saves total to 156 to reclaim the top spot on the active career leaderboard in the SoCon for saves, passing ETSU’s Jonny Sutherland.
- Seattle has now won 19 consecutive games at Championship Field, the longest active home winning streak in NCAA Division I.
- Mercer: 0-3-2
- Seattle: 3-1-0
- Mercer at No. 16 Washington on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Husky Soccer Stadium in Seattle, Wash.