Vikings begin semester 0-5

Skylar Blankenship
Sports Editor

The Vikings fall sport season kicked off with losses for women’s volleyball, men’s soccer and men’s football.

The first match of the week was the women’s volleyball team facing Bergen Community College at home. The Vikings won the third and fourth games 25-20 and 25-23. Bergen took the other three games 25-12, 25-17 and 15-11.

The lady Vikings finished the match with five sets, 34 kills and a total of 151 attacks. Major contributors, with nine kills each, were freshman Jessica Getty and sophomore Alayna Fredenburgalso, both majors in individual studies.

Two days later, the women’s soccer team lost to Finger Lakes Community College 2-1 in overtime. Sydnee Metzold, a freshman individual studies major, scored the Valley’s only goal with an assist from Anna Colarusso, a sophomore individual studies major.

Women's soccer won against Holyoke by a single point, ending the game at 3-2. Courtesy of www.athletics.hvcc.edu | Hudsonian

Women’s soccer won against Holyoke by a single point, ending the game at 3-2.

The deciding goal at the away game was made only two minutes into overtime, scored on freshman goalie Kaitlin Nadeau after making seven saves.

The men’s soccer lost their away game against the Finger Lakes 1-0. During the game, the Vikings made a total of nine attempts to score, with freshman Garrett Axtmann, a business major, making the most contributions. Freshman goalie Kevin Granados, an individual studies major, also made three saves.

The men’s football team lost 42-13 against Nassau Community College at their away game on the first of the month.

The Valley first scored in the first quarter with freshman quarterback Wesley Manning passing to John Daly, freshman wide receiver.

The Vikings did not score again until the third quarter when Logan Payne, freshman linebacker, sacked Nassau’s quarterback, causing him to fumble. Michael Cantoni, sophomore defensive end, recovered the ball and ran it 76-yards into the end zone.

The team ended the game with seven turnovers, 2 penalties, 26 minutes, 43 seconds with possession of the ball and a total of 196 passing yards for Manning.

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