Westchester Sports Recap0


September 13, 2017 – Bayside, NY

The WCC Men’s Soccer team opened the 2017 campaign with a victory yesterday, topping Queensborough CC 2-1. The win starts the Vikings off on the right foot in what the team hopes will be a season where they can compete for conference and regional titles.

Westchester fell behind early as QCC put the first ball in the back of the net in the 30th minute. Though the team kept offensive pressure on the Tigers for much of the game, they were held scoreless until Joel Arevalo knocked in the equalizer off of a penalty kick in the 50th minute. With less than five minutes left in the match, the Vikings took the lead when Arevalo struck again, scoring off of a feed by Luis Morales for the eventual game winner.

September 14, 2017 – Valhalla, NY

The Vikings men’s soccer team notched their second win in three days as they defeated Dutchess Community College by the score of 8-1 on the “Homecoming of the Viking” Day. In what was the team’s home opener, the department of Student Involvement collaborated with athletics to host a tailgate party prior to the soccer match and women’s volleyball game, held later on in the evening.

WCC got on the board immediately when Felipe Scario De Oliveira scored within the 2nd minute. Freshman Franco LandronDeGuevarra then extended the lead by scoring in the 17th minute for one of his three goals on the day. By halftime, the Vikings led 5-0.

Men’s Soccer Scores Early & Often in Defeat of Senators
September 16, 2017 – Valhalla, NY

WCC took the pitch against the Senators of SUNY Ulster on Saturday looking for their third win in as many games to start the season. The Vikings’ steady offense kept the pressure on early in route to a 5-2 victory.

Westchester once again got on the board first when Jamar Gayle scored in 2nd minute of the match. Luis Morales then knocked one in shortly after after a feed by Gayle. Manuel Tejeira scored when he crossed a ball off of an Ulster defender, which then eluded the keeper to make it 3-0. Just before the half it was Tejeira again who knocked it to the back of the net to make it a 4-0 lead before halftime. In the second period the Senators got back in the match with two goals to make it 4-2 before the WCC defense clamped down to hold the lead. A late goal by Gayle in the last seconds of the game sealed the win for the Vikings.

On the day, Manny Tejeira had two goals and Jamar Gayle had two goals to go along with two assists.

Also getting in on the scoring was Mate Mgeladze and Tobechukwu Obealor who all had a goal in the match. Joel Aravalo, who scored two goals in his previous match vs Queensborough, knocked in another to go with two assists. Luis Morales had a pair of assists as well, after picking one up vs QCC on Tuesday.

VOLLEYBALL (Record 0-2, Region 0-2, Conference 0-2)

Women’s Volleyball edged in two early-season battles

(Valhalla, NY) – Despite an 0-2 start to the 2017 season, the Westchester Community College Women’s Volleyball team has shown signs of enormous improvement under first year Head Coach Taneisha Cantave. During 3-1 losses against Rockland Community College on Tuesday and Orange Community College on Thursday, the Vikings won a set in each match, and battled to the end.

WCC earned a 25-21 opening set win against Rockland CC, before dropping the next three sets 25-8, 25-20, and 25-23. Against Orange CC, the Vikings lost 28-26 to open the match, evened things at 1-1 with a 25-18 second-set win, but lost the final two sets 25-11 and 25-15.

Leading the way for WCC thus far are sophomore Rachel Mendes, who has amassed seven kills, nine attacks, five digs, and a service ace. Sophomore Alysha Owens is off to a fine start with eight kills, 16 attacks, two assists, and three digs. Freshman Madison Young has chipped in nine kills, 11 attacks, two solo blocks, and four digs. In addition, freshman Lindsay Leggio leads the Vikings with 26 assists.


Brian Crawford (Carmel HS) was named NJCAA 2nd Team All Academic. Crawford was also named to the Mid-Hudson Conference Academic All Conference Team along with Jacob Liebersohn (Ardsley HS).

Games This Week:

  • September 19 – Soccer at Rockland, 4pm
  • September 19 – Volleyball vs. Monroe Bronx, 7pm
  • September 21 – Soccer at Monroe Bronx, 4pm
  • September 21 – Volleyball vs. Sullivan, 7pm
  • September 23 – Soccer at Nassau, 4:00pm
  • September 23 – Volleyball DH (Queensborough, Kingsborough) at Rockland, 12pm

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