The Spartans men's soccer team did what few have done over the past two decades…go to Herkimer and defeat the perennial national powerhouse. Cayuga beat the undefeated and #2 nationally ranked Generals 3-2 in a well-played NJCAA Region III game on Saturday. The Spartans struck first in the early minutes on a goal by freshman Grant Stamp (Swansea, Wales). The Generals scored the equalizer to make it 1-1…before Cayuga's Paul Coyle (Glasgow, Scotland) and Mauricio Kosegarten (Puebla, Mexico) each scored to give the Spartans a 3-1 advantage. Herkimer did score a second goal around the 20-minute mark in the second half…but could not get the tying goal before time expired. Goalkeeper Konrad Pawlowski (Humble, TX) made 8 saves behind a solid team defensive back effort in the win.
The Spartans get another nationally ranked opponent when they face Erie tomorrow on the road in Buffalo.