Vikings Sports Update
Windsor, N.J. -- The post-season for the MCCC Vikings is still
in play. In women's tennis action, the Vikings are currently
in second place in the NJCAA National Tournament at the Billie
Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. The finals
will be played tomorrow.
The men's soccer team, under head coach Patrick Snyder, heads
to the Region 19 final this Sunday, Oct. 30. The Vikings (11-6-1)
advance following their 3-2 win against Del Tech Stanton on
Tuesday. Goals were scored by Ben Asor (on an assist from
Jonni Ventura), Ventura (on an assist from Precious Iloka),
and Iloka (on an assist from Ventura). The Vikings will face
Burlington CC at Ocean County College at 11 a.m.
The Vikings women, under head coach Michelle Ogborn-Haywood,
bowed out of the soccer post-season with their heads held
high in a 1-0 semifinal loss to no. 1-ranked Burlington. The
women beat Morris 2-1 last Saturday to advance to the semis
and are proud of their mid-season turnaround, finishing 7-12-1
after opening with a 1-8-1 record.
The women's cross country team took second place in the Region
19 championships held on Saturday. The performances of freshmen
runners Erika Manley (5th place), Sierra Downs (7th place),
Jaqueline Goncalves (9th place) and Anajae Register (10th
place) helped Mercer to its strong finish in what marks the
first time the Vikings have competed as a scoring team in
over 20 years. All four runners earned All Region Division
I Honors and will advance to the NJCAA national tournament,
commencing Nov. 12 at New Mexico Junior College.
13 Kyle Bijou takes a throw-in during the Vikings semifinal
vs. Del Tech Stanton.
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are MCCC's no. 1 doubles team Allison Noll, right, and Ewa
Szyszko. Mercer's women's tennis team is currently playing
in the NJCAA National Tournament in Flushing, NY. The finals
will be held tomorrow.
men's soccer team lines up after its 3-2 victory over Del Tech
Stanton on Tuesday night. The Vikings play Sunday for the Region
19 title. Pictured from left Precious Iloka, Mbecki Johnson,
Nic Newcomer and Gustavo Vega.
women's soccer team huddles prior to game time earlier this
women's cross country team with its trophy, from left, coach
Erin Cahill, and runners Vitoria Lorenzetti, Charlay Dingle,
Simone Cioccari, Jaqueline Goncalves, Erika Manley, Anajae
Register and Sierra Downs.