Five different Generals score in win
(Herkimer Head Coach Pepe Aragon comments on his teams' 7-0 win Wednesday night).
HERKIMER, NY – Striking the ball with authority and efficiency Wednesday night at Wehrum Stadium, the #1 ranked Herkimer Generals took care of business, beating Fulton Montgomery Community College 7-0, extending their win streak to three games.
Herkimer (3-0) scored six goals in the first half against the Raiders and tallied 20 shots-on-goal as well. Leading the charge early was Jermaine Windster (Rotterdam, Holland). Windster ended the game with two goals and one assist, but could've easily had three more goals if three separate headers were to find the net opposed to the cross bar.
A beneficiary of one of those cross bar hits was Matthew Clinton (Manchester, England). In the 4th minute, Windster saw his first header of the game cling off the top post, only to find Clinton for the first goal of the game (1-0).
Windster was shortly rewarded for his effort on the offensive side when Jimmy Calderon (New Rochelle, NY) found Windster for the goal in the left side of the net, giving the Generals a 2-0 lead.
Upbeat after his first, Windster didn't waste time scoring his second, nearly 30 seconds after his first, this time from James Wilson (Woodford Green, England), putting Herkimer up 3-0 in the 17th minute.
Almost 20 minutes later, Herkimer again increased its lead (4-0) when Ritchie Hetherington (Fallark, Scotland) hit a cross from the right side to Preston Higgins (Port Chester, NY) in the 40th.
Higgins then got another teammate involved, Adam Kozecke (Endwell, NY) with less than five minutes left in the first half, twice, putting Herkimer up by six (6-0). Kozecke's first of two goals was impressive. He dribbled down the heart of the Raider defense to the far left post, then shot to the far right side, ending the half brilliantly.
The second half didn't see as much scoring as the first, but similar results ensued. Like Windster did in the first half, Kozecke did in the second, seeing one of his shots bounce off the cross bar to another teammate. In the 80th minute Andre Fogo (Brooklyn, NY) found himself in the right place at the right time, scoring the seventh and final goal of the game for Herkimer, all of which were unanswered.
In the net on Wednesday was Triston Henry (Scarborough, Ont.) and Austin Santor (Chazy, NY). Both players had two saves in the game, not seeing many shots against the Raiders.
The Generals next game is tonight at Wehrum Stadium. They will host SUNY Adirondack, which ends a four-game home stand. Game time between the Timberwolves and Generals is 7 p.m.
-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager