Vikings Lax Pick Up OT Victory for First of the Season

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 22, 2010

The Hudson Valley Community College lacrosse team (1-1) overcame a 6-1 deficit to capture a 13-12 victory over Harford Community College (4-2) in Bel Air, Maryland on Monday, March 22.

The Vikings were led in the thriller by captain Richie Bamberger (St. John's, Brimfield, MA) who had five goals and two assists, and also made the game-winning overtime goal for Hudson Valley. Casey Balzer (Columbia, Schodack) added three goals and two assists in the furious come-back and Troy Martin (Werribee Secondary, Melbourne, Aus) had two goals and an assist.

The victory marks the first career win for first-year head coach Joe Hayes. The Vikings will play Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland on Wednesday, March 24 to complete their spring trip.