Men’s soccer splits for two


Jill Marcellin

The Mercyhurst men’s soccer team faced Bloomsburg University on Sept. 21. The Lakers fell to the Huskies 4-2.

Breonna Bailey, Staff writer

The Mercyhurst men’s soccer team walked away with a loss and a win in this weekend’s PSAC contests against Bloomsburg and Pitt-Johnstown.

On Sept. 21, the Mercyhurst men’s soccer team fell to PSAC opponent Bloomsburg University 4-2 at the Mercyhurst Soccer Field. Mario Castel scored the only Laker goals. His first goal cut Bloomsburg’s lead to 2-1. The first goal was assisted by Alex Garcia Piles. Then, his second goal cut the lead to 3-2.   The Lakers out-shot Bloomsburg 20-11 but lost the edge in corner kicks, where Bloomsburg held a 7-6 advantage.

On Sept. 23, the Mercyhurst team defeated University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown 2-0.  Henri Tophoven recorded both Laker goals in the second half of the game. His second goal was assisted by Ruben Calvo. Laker goaltender Martin Jarc made two saves, recording a shut-out.  Calvo had two shots for the Lakers. Garcia Piles had four shots on goal. Castel had three shots. Mercyhurst finished with a 25-4 shot advantage and a 12-0 edge in corner kicks.

The Lakers return to action at home on Sept. 26 against Salem University with a 3:30 p.m. start.