Men's Soccer opens exhibition schedule with 2-1 win at Mercer
MACON, GA. -- Campbell opened its 2011 men's soccer exhibition season Monday with a 2-1 victory over former Atlantic Sun Conference rival Mercer at Bear Field.
Sophomore Justin Franz hit a low hard shot that slipped past the diving attempt of Mercer goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh to give the visitors a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute.
Campbell doubled the margin early in the second half when sophomore Eduardo Rodriguez tapped in a rebound.
The Bears pulled within one when sophomore Ryan King scored on a shot that was deflected past CUkeeper Ethan Hall.
Mercer finished with a 17-13 edge in shots.
Campbell concludes its pre-season competition Saturday with its 4:00 p.m. Alumni Match at the Eakes Athletic Complex. CU will also host a Meet the Team night Thursday at 6:30 p.m.