November 13, 2011

Flagler Blanks Mars Hill 3-0 to Advance to Quarterfinals of NCAA Tournament

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The nationally ranked No. 10 Flagler College Saints advanced to the Quarterfinals of NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Tournament with a 3-0 win over Mars Hill College on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints got on the board very early with a tip-in goal from Mack Hough off a cross from Pol Berenguer in the third minute of play. Berenguer picked up his second assist of the game in the 21st minute of play. This time it was Joseph Toby on the other end of the pass, as he sent a diving header past the Lions’ Zac Scott to make it 2-0 in favor of Flagler.

The score remained 2-0 through the rest of the first half and nearly the entire second half, until Zach Shananhan broke lose on a breakaway in the final minute of play to make it 3-0 Flagler.

The Saints controlled the pace of play the entire match, outshooting Mars Hill 21-6, but Scott was spectacular in the net for the Lions with 15 saves.

The win improves Flagler to 17-3-2 and they will now await the winner of the South Region match between Barry University and Lynn University. That game will be played on Saturday, Nov. 19 at a site to be determined.

Mars Hill’s season comes to an end with a record of 13-6-1.