On the hunt

Ocelots continue to dominate, move up in ranking

By Austin Vicars
Staff Writer

After a 4-0 start, Schoolcraft’s mens soccer team looked to get a revenge victory at home over rival Cincinnati State on Sept. 13, as Cincinnati ousted the Ocelots in the MCCAA tournament last season.

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Photo credit to Nathan Gartner.

The tempo of the game was set early with the first two goals scored in the first 3:30 of the game. Scoring were freshman Victor Contreras and sophomore Alex Podolski. Freshmen forward, Costa Wells, assisted on both goals.

Despite the early action, the game’s score remained unchanged for the remainder of the game, securing an easy victory of 2-0 in favor of the Ocelots.

Nearly 24 hours later, the Ocelots took to the field and played host to Cuyahoga. Schoolcraft’s defense had another strong showing shutting down the Challengers, 4-0. Scoring goals for the Ocelots were Adam Antosh, Nate Bergeson, CostaWells and Bobby Mason.

With seven games into the season, the Ocelots have started coming together as a team.

“The team is more together now, and close to a family,” said freshmen left back Gino D’Orazio.

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Photo credit to Nathan Gartner.

Schoolcraft’s strong start has answered a lot of preseason questions people had about the team, but now the Ocelots have everyone asking a new question: How far can this team go?

In the latest National Junior College Athletic Association national rankings, Schoolcraft moved up to tenth. This exciting Ocelot squad looks to push towards their preseason goal of making it to nationals.

Catch the Ocelots in action at home on Oct. 1 against Muskegon at 4 p.m.

For the 2014 Schoolcraft mens soccer schedule and game outcomes, visit http://www.mccaa.org/team/16/4/1548.php.