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No. 1 Cougars Begin National Title Run on Thursday

No. 1 Cougars Begin National Title Run on Thursday

The No. 1 nationally-ranked GCC men’s soccer team will begin its run at a national championship on Thursday afternoon when the overall number one seed in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament takes on No. 8 seed Bunker Hill CC (MA) in the quarterfinals at Wehrum Stadium.

Genesee (19-0) captured its second regional title in school history on Oct. 31 to advance to its second ever national tournament. The Cougars defeated Niagara County CC 8-0 to win the District A championship.

Bunker Hill (14-7) won the Region 21 title after beating Holyoke CC 4-1 on Nov. 1. The Bulldogs are currently ranked No. 7 in the NJCAA National Poll.

GCC and BHCC will play in the second of four scheduled games to open the three-day tournament on Thursday.

Full bracket:

 

 

What to watch for:

  • Genesee is 1-0 all time in the NJCAA National Quarterfinals
  • GCC’s last national tournament appearance came in 2011 when the Cougars reached the national championship match
  • Genesee holds the longest active winning streak in the country at 19 games

 

The Game:

Kick-off is set for 1:30 P.M. on Thursday on the campus of Herkimer College at Wehrum Stadium. Live streaming is available online for all tournament games. You can also follow all the action with real-time updates on Twitter.

Online streaming: http://www.njcaatv.com/landing/index

Genesee Athletics Twitter: www.twitter.com/GCCSports