WORCESTER, Mass. (Sept. 7, 2017) – Powered by the game-winning goal from sophomore Maximiliano Rebolledo-Camus (Santiago, Chile/Saint George's College) in the 31st minute, the Mercy College men's soccer team earned their second straight shutout win with a 1-0 victory at Assumption College on Thursday night.
The Mavericks (2-1) pick up their first road win of the year, while the Greyhounds (1-2) have dropped two games in a row.
Rebolledo-Camus scored his team-leading fourth goal of the year on one shot on goal. Junior Lucca Lacerda (Passos, Brazil/Monroe College) added an assist and sophomore Manuel Achondo (Santiago, Chile/Colegio Verbo Divino) fired a team-high two shots on goal. Senior Kwantarian Van der Lara (Stockholm, Sweden/Marshalltown CC) made two saves in goal to pick up his second straight shutout win.
Assumption received shots on goal from Brian Flynn and Jason Lages, while Brian Murray made five saves in a losing effort.
Mercy looked to build off their win on Saturday and came out with the first three shots of the game. The Mavericks finally broke through in the 31st minute when Rebolledo-Camus continued his strong start to the season when he scored, off an assist from Lacerda, to give Mercy a 1-0 lead.
The Mavericks headed into halftime up 1-0 with a 6-3 edge in shots.
The second half saw the Mercy backline continue to hold its own and Van der Lara made two saves in the early part of the stanza to keep the score 1-0. The Mavericks looked to add on an insurance goal but Murray saved a pair of Achondo shots to keep Mercy ahead just 1-0 in the 73rd minute.
The Mavericks defense would not allow a shot on goal the rest of the way, giving Mercy a 1-0 road win.
Mercy held a 12-8 edge in shots and a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Head Coach Pedro Velazquez and the Mavericks look to make it three wins in a row when they play at Stonehill College on Saturday, September 9th at 11 a.m.