McAvoy comes through in the clutch
(Peter McAvoy comes through in the second half with the winner on a direct kick).
HERKIMER, NY – After seeing the Men's Soccer team tally seven goals, six in the first half on Wednesday, the Generals managed one against SUNY Adirondack Thursday night at Wehrum Stadium. Coming through with another second half winner in the waning minutes was Peter McAvoy (Dundee, Scotland), like he did against Brookdale Community College. This time it was on a direct kick, lifting Herkimer to the 1-0 victory.
Herkimer (4-0) showed fresh legs on the turf after playing Fulton-Montgomery less than 24 hours ago. Leading the way again was Jermaine Windster (Rotterdam, Holland). Windster had two near makes in the 6th and 18th minute, on both sides of the net. He got behind the defense again in the 40th minute, but was unable to free himself from a Timberwolf defender to get a quality shot. Herkimer ended the half up 10-to-1 against SUNY Adirondack in shots-on-goal.
The effort continued in the second half with both Ritchie Hetherington (Fallark, Scotland) and Windster coming close to finding the net. Hetherington came the closest in the 50th minute after Timberwolves goalie Robert Sprague over-played a ball on the strong side of the field. Gathering it on the weak side was Hetherington, who dribbled to get a better angle, but was cut off, eventually hitting the right side of the goal.
Needing someone to make a play, McAvoy came through in the 73rd minute, on a direct kick. Around 25 yards out, on the left hash, McAvoy placed the ball perfectly to give Herkimer the lead over the outstretched arms of the goalie.
SUNY Adirondack came close to threatening in the final minute of play, but an offside call ruined any intention the Timberwolves had to play in extras.
In the net for Herkimer was Triston Henry (Scarborough, Ont.). Henry finished with three saves in the contest.
The Generals next game is just three days away, on Sunday (9/22). Herkimer will travel to Clinton Community College. The game is slated to start at 4:30 p.m.
-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager