Cougars blank Jefferson

The Genesee Community College men’s soccer team eased passed Jefferson Community College on Tuesday evening, defeating the visiting Cannoneers by a final score 9-0.

The opening half saw the Cougars score twice in the first ten minutes as Declan Brennan and Dominic Francis each beat the Jefferson goalkeeper to put the Cougars out in front. Genesee then continued to put the game on cruise control as Lee Micklethwaite and Nathan Rose scored late in the opening half to send Genesee into halftime with a 4-0 lead.

The Cougars upped the lead to 5-0 just three minutes into the second half as Ryan Dunn found the back of the net. Two minutes later, Francis would score his second of the match on a penalty kick to up the score to 6-0. The Cougars added three more goals in the later stages of the second half on goals by Micklethwaite, his second, Francis' third, and Sean Hallas to make the final score 9-0.

Jake O’Leary made four saves to earn the shutout, the third of the season for GCC.

With the win, Genesee improves to 4-1 on the season. The Cougars return to action on Thursday at 5pm when they host Niagara County Community College

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