Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm
The Genesee Community College men’s soccer team eased passed Jefferson Community College on Tuesday evening, defeating the visiting Cannoneers by a final score 9-0.
The opening half saw the Cougars score twice in the first ten minutes as Declan Brennan and Dominic Francis each beat the Jefferson goalkeeper to put the Cougars out in front. Genesee then continued to put the game on cruise control as Lee Micklethwaite and Nathan Rose scored late in the opening half to send Genesee into halftime with a 4-0 lead.
The Cougars upped the lead to 5-0 just three minutes into the second half as Ryan Dunn found the back of the net. Two minutes later, Francis would score his second of the match on a penalty kick to up the score to 6-0. The Cougars added three more goals in the later stages of the second half on goals by Micklethwaite, his second, Francis' third, and Sean Hallas to make the final score 9-0.
Jake O’Leary made four saves to earn the shutout, the third of the season for GCC.
With the win, Genesee improves to 4-1 on the season. The Cougars return to action on Thursday at 5pm when they host Niagara County Community College
The Genesee Community College women’s soccer team shut out the visiting Jefferson Community College Cannoners 1-0 on Tuesday evening, earning their first victory of the season.
Denae McGrath scored the first and only goal of the contest for the Cougars in the 16th minute to give Genesee a lead they would hold on to.
(#16 Dana Hansen challenges a jump ball in win over Jefferson Community College)
Jefferson nearly tied the game twice in the second half, but Nicole Patterson made two big saves to keep the Cannoneers off the board. In the 12th minute, Patterson tipped a shot off of a free kick over the cross bar and followed with a diving save off of a corner kick in the 25th minute.
Patterson made seven saves in net.
The win is the first for the Lady Cougars and the first for head coach Caitlin Long.
Genesee (1-3-1) returns to action on Thursday at 3pm at home when they take on Niagara County Community College.