Men's Soccer

Hudson Valley Men's Soccer Captures Viking Classic with a 6-3 Win over Fulton-Montgomery

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063 or (518) 629-0115
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, September 7, 2003

Sophomore forward Rafael Luna (Albany/Albany High School) scored two goals and assisted on two others to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (2-0) men's soccer team to a 6-3 win over Fulton-Montgomery Community College (0-2) on the final day of the Viking Classic.

Hudson Valley was declared the tournament champion by virtue of yesterday's win over Springfield Tech along with today's win. Tompkins-Cortland Community College and Springfield Tech split their two games while Fulton-Montgomery dropped both games of the tournament.

Fulton-Montgomery got goals from freshman midfielder Hiroke Kawazoe and sophomore midfielder Derrick Faulkner to take an early 2-0 lead.

Hudson Valley sophomore midfielder Roberto Besso (Colonie/South Colonie High School) and freshman fullback Donald Govel (Guilderland/Guilderland High School) each scored goals off of corner kicks to even the game at 2-2 entering the break.

Luna scored with 31:23 remaining in the game to give the Vikings the lead for good.

Freshman forward Mike Vooris (Castleton/Maple Hill High School) and freshman midfielder Paul Lindon (Grenada/Boca Secondary) also tallied goals for Hudson Valley.

Fulton-Montgomery		2  1 – 3
Hudson Valley		2  4 – 6

Scoring: Fulton-Montgomery – Hiroke Kawazoe 1-0, Derrick Faulkner 1-0, Tomoyoshi Matsubura 1-0. Hudson Valley – Roberto Besso 1-0, Rafael Luna 2-2, Donald Govel 1-0, Mike Vooris 1-1, Paul Lindon 1-0, Don Feldmaier 0-1.

Saves: Fulton-Montgomery – Akira Tasaki 8. Hudson Valley – Joe Simon 2.