Eagle soccer squads split against Bears

Emma Rose Collins

Georgia Southern’s Men’s Soccer team was once again defeated by Mercer University while the Women’s Soccer team was victorious against the MU Bears.

Men’s Soccer:

For the seventh year in a row, the Ga. Southern Men’s Soccer team found itself victim to the Bears ferocity. Their Thursday night home game (first of the season) saw them hold off MU for a full 90 minutes until the game was forced to go into two 10-minute overtime periods.

Just when it seemed as if the Eagles were set to have a 0-0 draw, the Bears scored in the 109th minute, winning the game with a final score of 1-0.

During the match, the Eagles were out-shot 18-11. Ga. Southern’s goalkeeper, sophomore Jack Falle, made five saves prior to the goal-winning shot by MU freshman Will Bagrou.

The men will take on Florida Atlantic this upcoming weekend in the Springhill Suites Eagle Classic on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Women’s Soccer:

On Friday evening, the women took on Mercer’s Women’s team. The game was delayed 75 minutes due to lightning in the vicinity.

Sophomore Jennifer Wittick scored two goals during the game, leaving the Eagles with a final score of 2-0 against the Bears. Her first goal came in the 41st minute, just prior to halftime. Her second goal was scored in the 71st minute of the game.

Georgia Southern’s defense was not to be outdone. The Bears were denied all of their 16 goal attempts.

Next up for the women is a home game against the Alabama State Hornets on Sept 12 at 2:30 p.m.