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Men’s Soccer Team Region 19 Champs

Wolverines celebrate capturing Region 19 title

The Essex County College Men’s Soccer team successfully defended its Division I Region XIX title with a 3-0 triumph over rival Mercer County Community College on November 2. With the win, Coach Dr. Richard Esposito’s Wolverines will host Massasoit Community College (Brockton, Massachusetts) in the Northeast District semi-final game on Saturday, November 9.

The game will start at 10 a.m. at the Rutgers University-Newark Alumni Field. Monroe College and CCBC-Essex will play in the second semi-final, with the winners squaring off the following day at 11 a.m.

In Saturday’s win at Temple University in Philadelphia, the Wolverine’s broke open the scoreless contest with two goals within five minutes in the second half. Martim Cardoso scored on an assist from Luca Libro at the 51st minute mark, followed by a score from Killian Taghri. Martim conclude the scoring nine minutes later on an assist from Felice Genuario.

The Wolverines are now 11-1-1 on the season.

The Women’s Soccer team lost 2-0 to Sussex Community College in the Division I Region 19 finals, also on November 2. Coach Monique Edouard’s Lady Wolverines finished the season at 7-5-2.