Men's Soccer

Hudson Valley Draws Sixth Seed in Upcoming Region III Tournament
Vikings to Host No. 11 Alfred State on Saturday

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, October 15, 2003

The Hudson Valley Community College (10-6) men's soccer team learned this evening that it has earned the sixth seed in the upcoming NJCAA Division III Region III tournament.

Hudson Valley will host 11th-seeded Alfred State College (6-7-2) on Saturday, October 18 in the opening round of the 11-team tournament. The game time will be announced on Thursday, October 16. The winner will travel to No. 3 Mohawk Valley Community College on Tuesday, October 21.

The Region III champion will advance to the NJCAA Division III quarterfinals to be played on Saturday, November 8 in Garden City.

The Vikings, ranked 15th in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, have played one of the toughest schedules in the country to prepare for the upcoming tournament. Five of the nation's top 15 teams appeared on Hudson Valley's season slate as well as three others that have qualified for the regional tournament.

For the second straight season, sophomore Rafael Luna (Albany, NY/Albany High School) leads Hudson Valley in scoring. He has eight goals and nine assists on the year. Freshman Mike Vooris (Castleton/Maple Hill High School) has seven goals and 12 assists.

NJCAA Division III Region III First Round (Saturday, October 18)
#11 Alfred State at #6 Hudson Valley
#10 Genesee at #7 Erie
#9 Canton at #8 Cayuga

NJCAA Division III Region III Quarterfinals (Tuesday, October 21)
#5 Morrisville at #4 Delhi
Alfred State-Hudson Valley winner at #3 Mohawk Valley
Genesee-Erie winner at #2 Broome
Canton-Cayuga winner at #1 Herkimer

NJCAA Division III Region III Semifinals (Saturday, October 25)
Quarterfinal winners at Utica, NY

NJCAA Division III Region III Championship (Sunday, October 26)
Semifinal winners at Utica, NY