Men's Soccer to Battle Mercy for ECC Championship Saturday


Date: Saturday, Nov. 3, 1:00 p.m. Location: Mercy Field | Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Game Links: Watch Live | Live Stats Twitter: @LIUPostPioneers | @LIUPMSOC LIU Post Links: News | Roster | Schedule | Stats Mercy Links: News | Roster | Schedule | Stats THE FIRST LOOK It was an instant classic East Coast Conference semifinals when the No. 2 seed LIU Post Pioneers (12-4-1) advanced to the championship match, 5-4 on penalty kicks against the No. 3 seed Queens College Knights. Senior goalkeeper Oliver Hessner Hansen was outstanding in goal, making seven saves on the day to help the Pioneers advance. No. 1 seed Mercy (12-2-1) advanced to Saturday's championship with a convincing 5-2 victory against No. 4 seed Saint Thomas Aquinas College during the semifinal round. Junior Maximiliano Rebolledo-Camus scored a career-high four goals during the victory to lead the Mavericks. INSIDE THE SERIES Saturday marks the 29th meeting between the two schools with LIU Post holding a 16-7-5 advantage all time. During that span, the Pioneers are 5-6-2, however, at Mercy Field with the most recent victory coming on Oct. 25, 2014. During the last meeting, the Pioneers suffered a 3-2 setback in double overtime. Junior Manuel Achondo scored during the 90th minute to send the game into overtime for Mercy before Rebolledo-C