Herkimer defense gets first shut out of the season
(Head Coach Pepe Aragon comments on his success over the weekend.)
HERKIMER, NY - Herkimer (2-0) ruined any chance of revenge nationally ranked (#6) Brookdale Community College had Sunday as they defeated the Jersey Blues 1-0 at Wehrum Stadium, the same score in last season's National Championship Quarterfinal between both squads.
"We played a clean first half, but struggled in the second due to the heat," Head Coach Pepe Aragon said. "Pete McAvoy's contributions on both sides of the field were pivotal, scoring three goals over the weekend and the lone goal today."
Like he did Saturday in the win over County College of Morris, Peter McAvoy (Dundee, Scotland) set the tone on corner kicks. In the 36th minute of the first half, Herkimer Midfielder James Wilson (Woodford Green, England) found McAvoy in a crowd of defenders, burying home a header in the top-right of the net. The lone goal of the game was McAvoy's second header for a goal over the weekend.
Herkimer pushed for more goals on numerous corner kicks in the second half, but the Jersey Blue defense weathered the storm, clearing balls deep in their territory on several occasions.
Also up to the task was Herkimer's defense. Brookdale had minimal good looks on the offensive side of the field, having to worry about the barrage of shots-on-goal against their defense.
The Generals will host their third straight game against Adirondack Community College on Wednesday, September 11th. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager