Coastal Carolina tops Mercer in NCAA Tournament

Mercer fell to Coastal Carolina Thursday night in the opening round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament. /(Mason Prince, WGXA)

CONWAY, Sc -- A second straight trip to the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament ended with the same result for Mercer.

Despite a valiant effort, the Bears fell 1-0 to Coastal Carolina Thursday night in Conway to open the tournament.

The Chanticleers scored their lone goal 22 minutes into the match on a Frantzdy Pierrot strike from Martin Melchor. Coastal Carolina outshot Mercer 13-9 on the evening while holding a 6-4 shots on goal edge.

Mercer finishes the season 7-9-6.

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