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Cougars Win Fifth Straight to Open Season

Cougars Win Fifth Straight to Open Season

The Genesee Community College men's soccer team won its fifth straight game to start the season after defeating Mohawk Valley CC on Saturday afternoon, 5-1.

Austin Richardson scored the only goal of the first half in the 18th minute off of an assist from Joao Falco.

The Cougars took a one-goal lead into the second half and Richardson added his second of the contest in the 64th minute off of a penalty kick to put GCC in front 2-0.

It took just over a minute for Richardson to strike again, finding the back of the net in the 65th minute off of an assist from Rafael Godoi.

Victor Obetta-Chinenye gave GCC a four-goal lead with a tally in the 75th minute before the Hawks scored their only goal of the game in the 82nd minute.

Kasuyuke Nakane ended the scoring with a goal in the 87th minute and GCC cruised to the 5-1 win.

The Cougars sent 20 shots on net and shut MVCC down defensively, holding the Hawks to just four shots on goal. Connor Halstead made three saves in net.

Genesee (5-0) will return to action on Sunday afternoon against Fulton-Montgomery Community College at 2 p.m.