Men's Soccer

Vikings Upset Erie to Advance in Region III Tournament

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Hudson Valley Community College (8-9-2) men’s soccer tem scored four second-half goals en route to a 4-3 win over No. 5 Erie Community College in the opening round of the NJCAA Region III tournament.

Hudson Valley, the tournament’s 12th seed will travel to meet No. 4 Alfred State on Tuesday, October 24. The winner of the game will advance to the regional final four in Herkimer next weekend.

Sophomore Sam Mallabar (Guilderland/Guilderland High School) led the way for Hudson Valley with two goals. Sophomore defender Matt Richburg (East Greenbush/Columbia High School) and freshman Alfred Karam (Clifton Park/Shenendehowa High School) also scored.

Hudson Valley 0 4 –4
Erie          2 1 – 3

Hudson Valley: Sam Mallabar 2-0, Matt Richburg 1-0, Alfred Karam 1-0.
Erie: Justin Gritzke 2-0, Roosevel Connell 1-0.

Hudson Valley: Nick Marciano 5
Erie: Scott Augustine 8