After their thrilling overtime win against Gannon, the Millersville men’s soccer team was able to carry their momentum over to a match that would prove to be difficult.
Going up against No. 12 ranked Mercyhurst, the Marauders had their work cut out for them. In the 2012 season, they had faced both teams in Erie, heading home with two losses. This year, they aimed to change that after already being one game up.
As the Lakers opened the game with a goal eleven minutes in, Millersville knew they needed to respond quickly, and did just that, as freshman Christopher Sosa headed a corner kick into the net three minutes later.
The game saw even play throughout, as both teams failed to break the tie until the 61st minute. Sophomore Ben Johnston scored off of a corner kick to give the Marauders the 2-1 advantage. Redshirt junior goalie Brad Benzing was able to take matters into his own hands and stop all four shots placed on goal by Mercyhurst as the final minutes expired.
Johnston now has three goals and five assists on the season, two of each came from the weekend sweep. Millersville is now sitting pretty with a 5-2 record under the impressive coaching of Steven Widdowson.
The team now faces a four-match road trip beginning with Shippensburg on October 2nd. After the Erie sweep, the Marauders will surely be able to bring confidence into their games in enemy territory.