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Men's and Women's Sports Teams Ready for Post-Season


West Windsor, N.J. -- In addition to the women's tennis team heading for the NJCAA national tournament in Flushing, NY, Oct. 26-28, Mercer's three other fall sports teams are also entering post-season play.

After a slow start, the women's soccer team has come on strong in the latter part of the season, earning a 5-1-1 record in its last seven games under new head coach Michelle Ogborn-Haywood. (The Vikings have a 7-9-1 record overall). Their final match-up of the regular season, played against no. 1 nationally ranked Ocean County College Oct. 18, was a true test. With more shots on goal, the Vikings held off their 15-1 opponent until Ocean finally put a goal into the net in overtime. The Vikings enter the NJCAA Region 19 tournament as the no. 5 seed. They will face no. 4-seeded Morris CC in the opening round this Saturday, Oct. 22 at Morris at 12 noon.

Finishing the regular season with a record of 9-6-1 under new head coach Patrick Snyder, the men's soccer team heads into the Region 19 tournament as the no. 2 seed. The Vikings will face Del Tech-Stanton (no. 3 seed) in the semifinals on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the MCCC Soccer Stadium. Fans are encouraged to come out and support the Vikings as they focus on winning in the semis and then moving on to the Region 19 title game.

The women's cross country team will compete in its Region 19 tournament this Saturday, Oct. 22 at Thompson Park in Lincroft, next to Brookdale CC. Under head coach Erin Cahill, the program is now in its second year. With seven runners, the women are looking forward to their first experience of competing as a team and have
hopes of winning their first regional championship.

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