Generals advance in NJCAA men’s soccer; MVCC wins at women’s tourney

Generals advance in NJCAA men’s soccer; MVCC wins at women’s tourney

HERKIMER – Herkimer College came through in a shootout Thursday and advanced to the semifinals of the NJCAA’s Division III men’s soccer tournament by eliminating Sussex County Community College in the last of the day’s four quarterfinal matches.

Herkimer’s Generals, seeded third, had played No. 6 Sussex County to a 1-1 overtime tie at Wehrum Stadium, their home field, and defeated the Skylanders 3-2 in the first round of penalty kicks.

The Generals hit the field again Friday against Bunker Hill Community College, the No. 7 seed and a 4-1 upset winner over No. 2 Genesee Community College Thursday. Genesee (14-1-2) had beaten Herkimer (11-1-0) 2-1 in double overtime Oct. 2 when Region III’s two district champions had met during the regular season.

Dallas College-Richland (15-0-1), the undefeated No. 1 seed and three-time defending champion, meets No. 4 Camden County College (14-1-2) in Friday’s first semifinal at 4 p.m. The match between Herkimer and Bunker Hill follows at 6:30 p.m.

Herkimer led Sussex County 1-0 at halftime on a goal scored by Mitchell Bourdeau less than two minutes into the match. Yamato Fujishima assisted on the goal at 1:55.

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