Mercer MER (1-1-0, 0-0-0)
Stetson STE (1-2-0, 0-0-0)
Mercer MER
(1-1-0, 0-0-0)
Stetson STE
(1-2-0, 0-0-0)
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 F
Mercer MER 0 0 0
Stetson STE 1 1 2

Game Recap: Women's Soccer | | Athletics Communications

Thelen, Wise lead Hatters in shutout win over Mercer

DeLand, Fla. – The Stetson University women's soccer team shutout Mercer University 2-0 at home Friday night for the Hatters first win of the year and first shutout since 2018. 
The Hatters (1-2)  displayed its offensive prowess Friday night as Stetson controlled the match from the opening whistle. Stetson took three shots in the first six minutes of action, but none found the back of the Bears net until the 21st minute. Freshman Kyleigh Thelen took a Hatters free kick from just behind midfield and connected with junior Maggie Struble who found the lower right corner of the Mercer net to put Stetson up 1-0. 
After the break, the Bears (1-1) went on the offensive as Mercer took four shots in the first four minutes of the second half, but they were to no avail as Stetson's keeper, sophomore Ashleigh Wise, made three saves on the night. In the 55th minute, after a Mercer yellow card was issued, Thelen netted the free kick from just beyond the box, putting the Hatters up 2-0. 
Late in the second half, at the 82nd minute, Mercer's Pace Stephenson took a shot on an empty Hatters goal but Thelen found her way into the box to make the defensive save keeping the shutout intact. 
"At the end of the day we defended hard, created opportunities and finished them. It was a great day," said head coach Chris Bergmann of his Hatters team. 
Stetson outshot the Bears 14-11 on the night as Thelen and sophomore Alexa LoBossa each had three with Thelen having two on goal. 
The Stetson women's soccer team will be back in action Sunday, Aug. 29 with their third consecutive home match as the Hatters take on the Alabama State Hornets in a 1 p.m. matinee. Admission is $5.00 or free with a Stetson University ID. 
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