Release courtesy of CNR Athletics
NEW ROCHELLE, NY - The CNR men's soccer team traveled for two conference games against Webb (October 21) and Vaughn (October 21). The Blue Angels came away with two victories (11-0 vs. Webb) (6-2 vs. Vaughn) insuring themselves a spot in the HVIAC play-offs.
Sophomore Cesar Rodriguez led the scoring against Webb with 3 goals followed by Ricardo Casimir and Xavier Cruzata with 2 goals apiece. Four players got on the scoreboard with one goal each; Ariel Enamorado, Xavier Rubio and Kobe Telford. The Blue Angels controlled all aspects of the game for the conference victory.
On Sunday, the team continued their run to the play-offs with a convincing victory over Vaughn 6-2. This time Ricardo Casimir led all scorers with 3 goals finishing an impressive weekend with 5 goals. Cesar Rodriguez had another impressing showing with 2 goals and Xavier Cruzata finished out the scoring with 1 goal.
The Blue Angels completed the weekend sweep and will enter the HVIAC Soccer Championship weekend with momentum on their side.
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Release courtesy of Vaughn Athletics
The men's soccer team hosted the College of New Rochelle Blue Angels for their final game of the season on Sunday, October 22. The Warriors played the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) contest with 10 players and no subsitutes the entire game. The men's soccer team has dealt with a lot of adversity throughout the season but have found ways to remain competitive against all of their opponennts.
The Blue Angels had a 1-0 advantage at the break. Despite playing with a man down, the Warriors fought their way back in the second half. Freshman midfielder Azzeddine Sekkat (Astoria, NY) scored early in the second half to tie the game at 1-1. The game would not be tied for long, as the Blue Angels scored another goal to regain the lead.
There was no quit in the Warriors in their final game. Junior forward Denis Moshchenko (Brooklyn, NY) scored the second goal for Vaughn College, assisted by Sekkat. Moshchenko's goal tied the game at 2-2. Unfortunately the Warriors conceded three more goals to the Blue Angels putting the game out of reach.
The undermanned Warriors competed extremely hard but would go on to lose to the Blue Angels by a final score of 6-2. The Warriors end the season with a 4-5 record in the HVIAC and 4-6 record overall. They will miss the HVIAC playoffs for the second year in a row.