Men's Soccer Team Wins Region 19 Title;
Inverso Records 400th Win


The Mercer men’s soccer team capped off an exciting regular season by winning the Region 19 title game 4-1 against Essex CC (NJ) at home on October 27. The Vikings took the lead on a goal by freshman forward Rob Cabrera with 11 minutes remaining in the first half. Cabrera contributed another goal just seconds before halftime. In the second half, sophomore defender Keron Poncho scored on a corner kick and freshman midfielder Luke Stedmond added the fourth goal. Cabrera was selected as Offensive Player of the Game. Phil Blake was named the Defensive Player of the Game. The Vikings ended the regular season with a 12-5-1 record.

The win was no. 400 for MCCC Head Coach Charlie Inverso, who has coached the Vikings for 19 years. Mercer heads to the Northeast District Tournament to face Massasoit CC on Nov. 3. The winner of that game plays either Globe Institute (NY) or Monroe CC (NY) on Nov. 4. (In regular season action, Mercer defeated Monroe 2-1 and lost to Globe Institute 2-1 in overtime.) The district winner will travel to the NJCAA nationals. In 2006, the Vikings played in the NJCAA title game, losing 2-1 in double overtime.

Victory is sweet.
The region is Mercer's once again.

Sophomore Victor Hernandez had two
assists in the game.

Freshman forward Rob Cabrera receives the
Offensive Player of the Game plaque from Region 19 Asst. Director Jack Sullivan.
Cabrera scored two goals.

Players line up for the handshake with
Essex after the game.
Charlie Inverso is recognized for his 400th win as MCCC head coach. He is pictured with Director of Student Services John Simone.
Players celebrate the win.


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