Men's Soccer

Hudson Valley Men's Soccer Upsets Springfield Tech
Freshman Mike Vooris scores two goals to lead the Vikings

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063 or (518) 629-0115
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, September 6, 2003

Troy, NY - Freshman forward Mike Vooris (Castleton/Maple Hill High School) scored the first two goals of his collegiate career to lead the Hudson Valley Community College men's soccer team to a 3-0 win over Springfield Tech in the opening round of the Viking Classic earlier today.

Hudson Valley (1-0) will meet Fulton-Montgomery Community College at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 7 in the final game of the tournament. Springfield Tech, ranked seventh in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III poll, drops to 0-1.

Vooris opened the scoring with 23:40 remaining in the first half off assists from sophomore midfielder Roberto Besso (Colonie/South Colonie High School) and freshman forward Ryan Clair (Schenectady/Schenectady High School). Less than two minutes into the second half, Vooris tacked on his second goal off an assist from sophomore forward Rafael Luna (Albany/Albany High School).

Freshman fullback Kyle Jubie (Kingston/Kingston High School) scored the final Hudson Valley goal off an assist from freshman midfield Paul Lindon (Grenada/Boca Secondary School).

Freshman goalie Joe Simon (Pittsfield/Pittsfield High School) made 12 saves to earn his first collegiate shutout.

Springfield Tech     0  0 – 0 
Hudson Valley        1  2 – 3 

Half     Time      Goal              Assist(s) 
1        23:40     Mike Vooris       Roberto Besso, Ryan Clair 
2        43:44     Mike Vooris       Rafael Luna 
2        14:02     Kyle Jubie        Paul Lindon 
Shots: Springfield Tech 18; Hudson Valley 26

Saves: Springfield Tech 6 (John Decaro 6); Hudson Valley 12 (Joe Simon)