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MEN’S SOCCER TO FACE MARS HILL SATURDAY

MEN’S SOCCER TO FACE MARS HILL SATURDAY

Written by Antoine Lynch, Athletics Media Specialist

 

RALEIGH, N.C. –  The Shaw University men's soccer team will be looking to return to the win column as the Bears travel to Mars Hill, NC to face Mars Hills  Saturday, Oct. 3 . Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. at the Ammons Family Athletic Center & Meares Stadium

 

The Bears are coming off a hard fought 3-3 double overtime draw with King (Tenn.) on Tuesday, Oct.1., bringing their record to 1-6-1 on the season.

 

Shaw scored all three goals in the second half. With four minutes remaining in regulation and minutes away from their first win since their season opening victory, King (Tenn.) converted a penalty kick for the equalizer. Neither team scored in the additional 20 minutes resulting in a 3-3 draw.

 

Mars Hills enters the match coming off back-to-back shutout losses to Coker and Wingate by identical 3-0 scores. The Lions enter Saturday's contest with an overall record of 2-5-1. Mars Hill puts an average of 13.1 shots on goal per match while allowing 2.18 goals on the defensive end.  

 

Shaw will be looking to avenge its lone loss to the Lions in series history as Mars Hill scored two early first half goals and withheld a late Bears push to come away with the 2-1 victory over Shaw during the 2018 season on Oct.13.

 

Live stats will be available on www.shawbears.com. Fans can also follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.

 

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw athletics and its 13 varsity sport teams, visit www.shawbears.com.