men's soccer team celebrates after its crushing defeat
of Essex 7-0 in the Region 19 Final on Oct. 30
Mercer’s year. Both the men’s and women’s
soccer teams captured Region 19 championships on Oct.
30. The women defeated Ocean CC 2-0 at Middlesex County College
with goals by Cassie Zulla and Krystal Schnarr. Zulla, a freshman,
was named the game’s offensive MVP and sophomore sweeper
Danielle DiMeglio was named defensive MVP.
On the men’s
side, it was all Mercer as the Vikings crushed Essex CC 7-0
at home. Five of the goals were scored in the first half as
the men showed balance and depth in a contest where they controlled
both the offensive and defensive action. Mario Kapxhiu and Travis
McCoy scored two goals each, while Jose Miranda, Roy Sharaby
and Shay Sharaby added single goals. Goalkeeping duties were
shared by Dan Steingell and Tom DeStefano. Sophomore Miranda
was selected as the offensive MPV, while defensive MVP honors
went to freshman Jason James.
teams now advance to the Northeast District Tournament. The
men head for Massasoit College in Brockton, MA, to face the
CC of Rhode Island on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. The winner of that game
will face the winner of a contest between Massasoit and Monroe
on Nov. 7 for the Northeast District title.
will play in Rhode Island. Teams are still to be announced.