Eagles defeat Stetson in first game of Mercer Tournament

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Trevor McNaboe

Georgia Southern University men’s soccer team climbed back to .500 after a 3-0 thrashing against Stetson University tonight in the first game of the Mercer Tournament.

The Eagles were able to get ahead tonight as they found the first goal by way of a pass from senior forward Witt Carlisle to sophomore Eric Dinka in the 10th minute.

This goal pushed GSU to an advantage to which the Hatters could not come back. Sophomore forward Emmanuel Raji recorded his first goal of the year in the closing minutes of the first half off a cross from junior midfielder David Vargas Masis, who received his first point of the year off assisting Raji, this pushed the Eagles up 2-0.

Preseason All-SoCon selection senior midfielder Hunter Norton finished the job with a goal in the 74th minute off a free kick from 20 yards out. This would be the final tally of the night as the Eagles would hold the Hatters offense to just 5 shots on goal, all of which senior goalkeeper Nick Bates would save.

The Eagles will look to continue the winning streak as they take on host Mercer University on Sunday at 7pm.