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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, September 29, 2017
The Hudson Valley Community College men's soccer team (6-4) got back to their winning ways after defeated Jamestown 4-2 on Friday afternoon.
In a match that featured a total of 26 fouls, the Vikings took advantage of a couple first half penalty kick opportunities that resulted in a 2-0 halftime lead for Hudson Valley. Garrett Axtmann (Castleton/Maple Hill) scored on the first penalty kick at the 23:00 mark and Ethan Thomas (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa) followed up with a successful penalty kick with under three minutes remaining in the first half.
Jamestown pulled within a goal of the Vikings when Jackson Rybicki scored on a set play at the 7:57 mark in the second half but Hudson Valley responded to regain a two-goal advantage when Carl Kernochan (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa) sent a pass from Axtmann to the back of the net to give the Vikings a 3-1 lead at the 54:56 mark.
The Jayhawks put some pressure on the Vikings, pulling within a goal once again with less than 30 minutes remaining in the match and the score remained 3-2 in favor of the Vikings until a third penalty kick was awarded to Hudson Valley with just under five minutes left in the game.
Axtmann converted on the penalty kick for his second goal of the game and putting the game out of reach, securing the Vikings sixth win of the season.
Men's soccer returns to action this Sunday, Oct. 1 when they travel north to face Clinton Community College for a scheduled 3 p.m. start.