Georgia Soccer.

Brian Haynes



All the Mercer women’s soccer team needed was a draw in the final regular season match at Florida Gulf Coast University to secure the team’s first Atlantic Sun regular season championship since 2008. Unfortunately for the Bears, they allowed an FGCU goal in the 56th minute on a free kick by Ally Kasun and could not find the equalizer as the Eagles took the match 1-0 to secure the top overall seed in the A-Sun Championship and their second-straight regular season title……Kennesaw State’s Katrina Frost (Fayetteville, GA) and Mercer’s Devon Fry (Sharpsburg, GA) capped the week of play by earning the Atlantic Sun Women’s Soccer Player of the Week honors. Frost, a sophomore forward, found the back of the net four times on the week to earn Offensive Player of the Week, while junior defender Fry guided the Bears to two shutout wins to take defensive honors. Both Kennesaw State and Mercer clinched spots in the A-Sun Championship alongside ETSU, FGCU, Jacksonville and North Florida…..After helping the Atlanta Silverbacks turn their 2012 season around, head coach Brian Haynes, 50, has been awarded a contract extension for the 2013 season. Haynes became the interim head coach late in the season, coaching the final seven games with three wins, three ties, and one loss, a record that included an undefeated September ……Georgia State stopped a five-game slide and earned its first Colonial Athletic Association win of the seson by defeating William & Mary 2-1. Senior Alex Vivanco headed home a corner kick from Bo Stroup in the 82nd minute for the game-winner. Stroup also assisted on the Panthers’ first-half goal by Peter Kurowski……The Mercer men’s soccer team moved to 4-0-0 in Atlantic Sun Conference play after a 3-0 road win over North Florida. The Bears are 9-4-1, which offers the best start after 14 games in the last 10 years. Senior Sharpe Sablon (Rome, GA) scored the first Mercer goal, which turned out to be the game-winner…..Savannah College of Arts and Design posted their fifth shutout of the season with a 1-0 road win over Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, FL. Junior John McAleenan had the winning goal.
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