Men's Soccer

Hudson Valley Advances to Regional Semifinal with a win over Broome

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Rafael Luna (Albany/Albany High School) scored with less than seven minutes remaining in the game to lead Hudson Valley Community College (11-6) to a 1-0 win over host Broome Community College (12-4-1) on Tuesday, October 22. Assisting on the goal were Ben Sener (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) and Faber Kelley (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga).

The win advances the No. 5 seed Vikings to the NJCAA Division III Region III semifinals this weekend where they will face top seed Herkimer Community College in Utica, NY. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Hudson Valley fell 1-0 to what was then the nation's top-ranked team in its first meeting with Herkimer on September 14. Nationally, Herkimer is now ranked 4th while the Vikings checks in at the No. 12 spot in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.