Herkimer Men beat Cayuga 4-3 on the road
Auburn, NY – The #2 nationally ranked Herkimer men’s soccer team defeated Cayuga CC 4-3 on the road at Falcon Park stadium. Sophomore Mupenzi Irakiza (Syracuse, NY) opened up the scoring in the 4th minute off an assist from sophomore Shemar Blair (Brampton, Ontario, Canada). Blair beat two defenders down the right side of the penalty area and played the ball along the six yard line for Irakiza’s first time finish. The Spartans got on the scoreboard in the 44th minute scoring off a service from forty yards out for a first time header to the far post. Herkimer came out strong in the second half scoring three goals in the first three minutes. Blair scored the first goal of the half in the 46th minute off an assist from sophomore Gian-Luca Fahling (Domat, Switzerland). Fahling played the ball into Blair who took on two defenders and scored from twenty yards out. Sophomore Jaahdel Cyril (Bridgeport, Connecticut) scored the next two goals in the 47th and 48th minute. Cyril scored his first goal off an assist from Irakiza. Cyril hit a first time cross from Irakiza just inside the eighteen yard box. Freshman Alex Charles (Christ Church, St. Kitts) assisted on Cyrils next goal. Charles headed the ball just inside of the eighteen yard box to Cyril who struck the ball first time for the finish. The Spartans made it 4-3 scoring in the 58th and 82nd minute.
Sophomore goalkeeper Tinius Klausen (Oslo, Norway) recorded 5 saves in ninety minutes of action. The Generals are back on the road to take on Finger Lakes CC on Tuesday. Kick off is at 4:00pm.