Soccer Squads to Play for Region 19 Titles
N.J. - Mercer County Community College's men's and women's soccer
teams are one win away from repeating as Region 19 Tournament champions.
Both teams will go after titles on Saturday, Oct. 31 at New Jersey
Institute of Technology in Newark.
The men will
get the action started at noon against rival Essex County College.
Coach Charlie Inverso's squad (14-1) will attempt to win its ninth
straight region title. The top-seeded Vikings defeated Essex, 3-0,
in a regular-season matchup on Oct. 9 in Newark.
The depth of
MCCC's lineup was on display in its 6-2 win over Burlington County
College in the semifinals on Monday, Oct. 26. Six players scored
goals, Hosman Ramos (Miami), Amit Aburmad (Tel Aviv, Israel), Joe
Jappah (Coatesville, Pa.), Ido Ligety (Tivan, Israel), Luigi Moriello
(Trenton, N.J.) and Rockie Kazouh (Trenton, N.J.). In addition,
with two starters, goalie Sean Duble (West Cocoa, Fla.) and right
back Victor Angulo (Miami), out because of injuries, former area
high school standouts Dave Schindewolf (Lawrence, N.J.) and Mohammed
Conteh (Plainsboro, N.J.) made a seamless transition into the lineup.
Men's Soccer Team
Women's Soccer Team
Jodie Ricciardi's women's squad will take a 15-4-1 record into its 2 p.m.
final at NJIT. The second-seeded Vikings will play either top-seeded Burlington
County College or fourth-seeded Lackawanna Junior College, who were scheduled
to meet in a semifinal on Thursday, Oct. 29.
Viking women are playing at their highest level of the season, as evidenced
by a 5-1 win over Sussex County College in the semifinals on Wednesday,
Oct. 28. Sophomore forward Kasey Kenny (Staten Island, N.Y.) scored twice
to give her 30 goals, one more than she had during her National Junior
College Athletic Association Division I All-American season of 2008. Carolyn
Walters (Hamilton, N.J.) also scored to increase her season total to 12
goals, placing her second after Kenny.
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