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Cougars Advance to National Semifinals

Men's Soccer team ready to play
Men's Soccer team ready to play

HERKIMER, NY… The #5 Genesee Community College men's soccer team is moving on to the NJCAA Division III Men's Soccer National Semifinals after a 6-4 victory over the #4 Nassau Community College Lions Thursday afternoon at Wehrum Stadium.

After Nassau scored 91 seconds into the game, Ed Port scored his first of the match to tie the game from a pass from James Lighton. The Lions would regain the lead and then Port would tie the game at 2 just four minutes later. Ollie Ardle would score to give Genesee the lead two minutes later. Robert Keogh would score to double the Cougars lead after a pass from Shahin Tahir Nasabi.

James Lighton would score to make it 5-2 Genesee early in the second half. Peter Rystad would set up Lighton to put the game away midway through the second half. Adrian Bergman made three saves in net for Genesee.

#5 Genesee (18-3) will play defending National Champion Richland College Thunderducks in the Semifinals Friday afternoon at 4pm. The game will be streamed on NJCAAChampsTV.

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