Bentley Tops Mercy College Mens Soccer
NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Result
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Bentley Tops Mercy College Men's Soccer
WALTHAM, MA - The Mercy College men's soccer team fell by a score of 5-0 at the hands of host Bentley on Sunday. The Mavericks are now 1-2 on the year, while the Falcons improved to 3-0.
Bentley jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Harris Smriko scored his first of two goals on a pass down the right side from Mike Lipsett in the ninth minute. Smriko struck again in the 34th minute, this time on a cross in the box from Aaron Hopkins to give the Falcons a 2-0 advantage.
Bentley stretched the margin to 3-0 in the 63rd minute as Jared Joaquin connected on a cross by Eric Heuze. The Falcons added goals by Ryan Hatch in the 77th minute and Mike Bakhtiari in the 89th minute.
The Falcons held a slim 17-15 edge in shots for the match, but Bentley goalkeeper Michael Nikiforov stopped all eight on goal. Mercy freshman Martin Walsh (Dublin, Ireland) made seven saves.
The Mavericks return to action on Wednesday, September 10 with another non-conference match at Goldey Beacom beginning at 4:00 p.m.