The Mercyhurst men’s soccer team captured a win on Sunday, Nov. 16, against Notre Dame College to advance to the third round of the NCAA Division II Soccer Tournament. The score of the game was 1-0.
The Lakers will face the No. 1 ranked University of Charleston on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts at 3:00 p.m.
Mercyhurst is going into this game with a 19-2-0 record and a 15 game winning streak. The University of Charleston is coming into the game with a 19-0-1 record.
During Sunday’s game to make it to the third round, Mercyhurst was ranked 7 and Notre Dame was ranked 22 going in.
The Lakers had the lone goal of the game.
12 minutes and 10 seconds into the first half of the game, junior Sten Marcson scored his third goal of the season to give Mercyhurst the win.
His goal was assisted by redshirt sophomore Jack Watson.
This marked Marcson’s third goal of the season and Watson’s ninth assist.
The boys have fought hard all season and in the PSAC Tournament, earning their spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Last season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Lakers had beaten Notre Dame of Ohio 1-0 in double overtime.
Mercyhurst captured 16 wins during the regular season and only 2 losses.
Those two losses were given to Mercyhurst by the University of Charleston and the West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
The men lost to University of Charleston 1-4 but are hoping to redeem themselves during the third round game.
The winner of the third round will play either LIU Post or host Merrimack.