PEMBROKE, N.C.-- Mars Hill's men's soccer team fell to UNC Pembroke 1-0 in a non-conference match Sunday afternoon at Varsity Grounds.
James Casserly's goal in the 36th-minute provided the only goal the Braves would need. UNCP outshot Mars Hill 14-10, including by a 9-4 margin in the first half. Ryan Hanson made two saves to earn the shutout. Mars Hill falls to 0-2 on the season. Pembroke improved to 2-0 with the victory.
Casserly's goal came off a corner kick by Jeff MacDonald. The Braves had nine corner kicks to the Lions' one.
Mars Hill outshot the Braves 6-5 in the second half. The Lions got off four shots to one by the Braves in the final 20 minutes but were unable to break through.
Mars Hill will continue non-conference play this Wednesday, Sep. 11 with a 7:00 p.m. match at Lees-McRae.