D&E booters upset No. 13 Mercyhurst
ELKINS – Davis & Elkins continued its strong play to end the regular season with an impressive 2-1 win over No. 13 Mercyhurst Wednesday at Nuttall Field.
The Senators captured their fifth straight victory to improve to 10-4-1. They close the season at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against G-MAC foe Salem International.
A win over the Tigers will give D&E the G-MAC regular-season title and the top seed in the postseason tourney, which includes hosting the event.
James Pucci put D&E on the board first just 7 minutes into the contest off an assist from Hasika Wijegunawardan. Mason Carte then found the net in the 35th minute off a Pucci helper to give the hosts a 2-0 cushion at halftime.
The Lakers, ranked second in the Atlantic Region, cut the deficit to 2-1 on a score by Danny Deakin in the 58th minute.
Cameron Rivera had nine saves in a winning effort.
Mercyhurst, which had won seven straight games, held a 17-14 edge in shots and 10-3 edge in corners.
The Lakers dropped to 13-4 on the season.
D&E 4, Salem 1
The Davis & Elkins women’s soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a 4-1 win over Salem on Wednesday.
Alison Bogar, Emma Davis, Laia Dordas and Ashley Muscat all had goals for the Senators.
The Tigers’ Kelly Smith scored with one second left in the game to prohibit the shutout.
D&E posted 32 shots in the game to just two for the visitors, including placing 25 shots on goal to just one for Salem.
The Senators will host Salem at noon Saturday in the first round of the G-MAC tournament.