BUFFALO, NY - The Erie Community College men's soccer team advanced to the next round of the Region III Tournament with a 2-1 win against Hudson Valley CC.
The Kats started off quickly as Mark Tellgren (Springville, NY / Springville) scored in the 13th minute off of a penalty kick. That would be the only scoring in the first half as the Kats took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Hudson Valley tied it up quickly. Shortly after, the Kats would lose a player to a red card and have to play the rest of the game a man down. After applying pressure late in the game, Dan Emma (Lancaster, NY / Lancaster) finally found the net for the Kats as he netted the game winning goal in the 84th minute on an assist from Aaron Kleinschmidt (Tonawanda, NY / Medina).
Brandon Hackbarth (Hamburg, NY / St. Francis) would play all 90 minutes for the Kats and finish the game with 16 saves.
The Kats will travel to Tompkins Cortland CC on Tuesday for the next round of the Region III Tournament.