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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Monroe's Undefeated Soccer Team Off to the Nationals

The undefeated Mustangs with the trophy they won last weekend (Photos courtesy of Monroe College)

The Monroe Mustangs men's soccer team won the NJCAA Northeast Division I District Championship in Massachusetts last weekend.

In semi-final they had looked done and dusted, before a staging an astonishing comeback, scoring three goals in four second-half minutes. In the final they defeated Mercer County Community College of New Jersey 3-0.

The victory means they qualify, along seven other teams, for the Division 1 Nationals, to be held in Tyler, Texas next week.

In the tournament's opening game on Nov. 18, the talented Mustangs, which are 18-0 so far this season, will be up against Otero Junior College of Colorado.

If they beat Otero, and then win their semi-final, the team will advance to the championship final on Nov. 21. This year is the first time the Mustangs have made a run to the nationals.

Proud coach Marcus Dibernarndo (aka "Coach D") told the Monroe Mustangs' website that he's expecting a tough challenge. "Any team in this tournament is capable of going all the way," Dibernarndo said, "so we'll have to come out ready right from the start."

Freshman Anthony Asante (in white) gave Mercer CC a torrid time last Sunday, with two goals and an assist


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