Sophomore Justin Phy scored two goals while teammates Gemel Tutu, Brandon Daisey and Andrew Seary added one goal each as the Roadrunner men's soccer team rolled to a 7-0 victory over host Penn State Lehigh Valley Friday afternoon in the season opener.
Phy, an All-Region player last season, opened the scoring with a first half goal that was assisted by Santino Mancini. That kept the Runners in the lead to stay as they raced to a 4-0 first half lead and added three more goals in the second half.
Mancini finished with three assists on the day.
The Runners will have their home opener next Thursday, September 5 in a 3:30 start against Manor College.
GAME DAY INFORMATION
RCSJ-Gloucester vs. Penn State Lehigh Valley
August 30, 2019
Penn State Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Rd,
Center Valley, PA 18034
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The RCGC men's soccer program has evolved into one of the NJCAA Region XIX's premier teams, and the Roadrunners will look to continue this winning tradition during the upcoming 2019 season.
In 2018, Coach George Hobbins' team made a fourth straight appearance in the Region XIX playoffs. With a talented and deep roster, the Roadrunners should again be among the top Region XIX teams in the new season.
Among the key returnees are All Region XIX midfielder Justin Phy (Triton Regional) and All Region defender Tyler Liberkowski (Triton), along with sophomore Gemel Tutu, who is expected to contribute offensively at forward this Fall. Coach Hobbins also has a talented recruiting class highlighted with depth at goalkeeper and in the defensive positions.
"We feel we had an excellent recruiting season and we look forward to our new players supporting our sophomores and continuing our winning success of the past few seasons," said Hobbins.
The Roadrunner coaching staff has also been bolstered with the additions of former players Brian Palangi and Andrew McNellis as assistants. Veteran Stephen Hart returns for a third season as an assistant coach.
The Runners open the 2019 season on the road Friday at Penn State Lehigh Valley in a 3:00 pm start. The first home match is September 5 vs. Manor College in a 3:30 pm kickoff.