HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Mack Hough’s goal in the third minute proved to be all the offense No. 10 Flagler needed in a 3-0 win against Mars Hill in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional men’s soccer final at the Coker Soccer Field.
Flagler extended its unbeaten streak to 13 matches, the longest in the program’s history. The Saints improved to 17-3-2 and tied a school record for wins in a season in the modern era. Flagler won 17 matches back in 2002.
Mars Hill ends its season with a 13-6-1 record.
Hough tapped in a re-directed pass from Pol Berenguer for his 11th goal of the season.
In the 22nd minute, Joseph Toby scored his 11th goal of the season when his diving header, off a Berenguer pass, found the back of the net.
The Saints nearly took a 3-0 lead when Zach Shanahan’s shot in the 37th minute hit the post.
The score would remain 2-0 in favor of the Saints at the half.
Shanahan would get redemption in the waning seconds of the match when he scored on a breakaway with just 22 second left.
Flagler played the last 19 minutes of the match with a man-advantage due to a Mars Hill player receiving a consecutive red card.
Camp Bissell recorded his ninth shutout of the season and recorded three saves. Zac Scott was active between the pipes for the Lions as he made 15 saves.
Flagler outshot Mars Hill 21-6, including an 18-3 advantage in shots on frame. Each team took six corner kicks.