Lien scores lone goal versus Shorter

Lien scores lone goal versus Shorter

ROME, Ga. - The Mars Hill men's soccer team (0-1-1) fell in their 2019 road opener versus Shorter (1-0) in non-conference play Saturday evening by a score of 3-1.

The Lions struck first in the 29th minute as senior Joakim Lien scored his first of the season, giving Mars Hill the 1-0 lead.  Just under four minutes later, the Hawks would knot the game at one as Thallison Alex converted on a penalty kick goal. 

Mars Hill outshot Shorter 7-3 in the first half, but ended the first 45 minutes tied at one.

Alex scored his second goal of the night and game-winner in the 57th minute to give the Hawks the 2-1 advantage.  With 10:24 remaining in the contest, Jackson Wheatley added an insurance tally to put Shorter up 3-1.

Reversing the roles, Shorter outshot Mars Hill 9-1 in the second half to claim victory in their season opener.

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Mars Hill returns home on Wednesday, September 11th as they face King inside the Ammons Family Athletic Center and Meares Stadium.  Action is slated for a 7 p.m. start.