The Mighty Oaks men's team defeated cross-town rivals OCC, 3-0, in the annual King of the Hill Cup.
The Mighty Oaks have not had as much success vs the Lazers. The ESF team had not won against OCC since 2012. Two first-half goals by sophomore Luke Day and another goal in the first half by sophomore Mickael Myagkota was all ESF needed to defeat a talented OCC squad that came into the game with a 10-2 record.
The men's team kept the winning momentum going into the weekend, defeating Alfred State 4-0 and then knocking off Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Vaughn College, 4-0, the following day. Sophomore forward Joe Kulikowski had a huge weekend, scoring six goals altogether - a hat trick in each game.
Graduate student Tyler Felice-Jennings chipped in two assists versus Vaughn College. Freshman goalkeeper Carmine Tronolone started all three games during the week and recorded a shutout in each game, including eight saves versus OCC.
The men's soccer team improves to 8-3 overall, 5-0 in conference play. The team faces the undefeated Bryant and Stratton Bobcats Oct. 12.