ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville men's soccer looks to snap a seven-game losing streak when the Bulldogs travel to Mercer Wednesday night for a 6 p.m. match.  Wednesday's match will be the final non-conference match of the regular season for Asheville.


The Bulldogs (1-7-0) will battle a Mercer team that is off to a good start this season. The Bears are 4-3-1 on the year and had a three-game winning streak snapped on Saturday at Central Arkansas, 2-0.


The teams played last year with the match ending in a 1-1 tie at Greenwood Field.


"Mercer is off to a solid start this season and will be a good test for our group," stated Asheville coach Matt Kern. "They are very organized defensively and well-coached."


Asheville played on Saturday and lost to unbeaten league foe High Point, 3-0. The Bulldogs just couldn't get their offense going against a fast Panther squad and only had one shot in the match.


"We are hoping to show a bit more speed in the attack as we struggled to create any high-quality chances in our last outing at High Point," commented Kern.


"I am proud of the effort the boys are putting in at training and in their preparation for our last non-conference match," Kern also said.


After Wednesday, the Bulldogs play Big South Conference the rest of the regular season. Asheville is back at Greenwood Field on Saturday, Sept. 29 when the Bulldogs host Winthrop starting at Noon.


Patrick Phillip leads the Bulldogs in scoring with two goals. Trey Hemphill, Kenneth Lingerfelt, Sam Rossabi and Hans Lohmeyer all have one goal each for the Blue & White.


Sophomore goalkeeper Dan Jackson has made seven starts for Asheville and recorded 37 saves.