Strong first half lifts Mercer past the Citadel in SoCon Tournament

Mercer hosts the Citadel Wednesday night at Bear Field in the opening round of the SoCon Women's Soccer Tournament. /(Luke Hetrick, WGXA)

MACON, GA -- The Mercer Women's Soccer Team got off to a strong start in the SoCon Women's Soccer Tournament Wednesday night rolling past the Citadel 3-0.

Ally Fordham opened the scoring for the Bears less than a minute into the match capitalizing on a cross from Isabel Rothschadl.

After holding a 1-0 lead for most of the first, the Bears broke through before the break with quick goals from Karina Castillo and Logan Culver.

Mercer dominated the rest of the way clinching a spot in the conference quarterfinals. #7 Mercer travels to #2 Samford Sunday night at 7.

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