Men's Soccer

Hudson Valley Men's Soccer Falls to Ulster

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, September 25, 2003

In a meeting of nationally-ranked junior college men's soccer teams, Ulster County Community College came from behind to defeat Hudson Valley Community College, 2-1, earlier today in Troy. Ulster (4-2) entered the game ranked 10th in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association Division III poll while Hudson Valley (5-3) is ranked No. 14.

Hudson Valley struck first, 7:16 into the second half, when sophomore Rafael Luna (Albany/Albany High School) rippled the net with a shot from 15 yards away. His goal was assisted by freshman Mike Vooris (Castleton/Maple Hill High School).

Ulster tied the contest with 16:33 remaining in the contest on a goal by Andrei Popescu. David Quintero scored the game-winning goal with 7:44 left in the contest.

Ulster	          2 – 2
Hudson Valley	0  1 – 1

Scoring: Ulster – Andrei Popescu 1-0, David Quintero 1-0, Nicholas Varvatsoulis 0-1. Hudson Valley – Rafael Luna 1-0, Mike Vooris 0-1.

Saves: Ulster – Austin Bayne 10. Hudson Valley – Joe Simon 14.