Raritan Valley Community College’s Men’s and Women’s Soccer will face Camden County Community College in a double header on Saturday, Sept. 25 at home. Camden County Men’s Soccer is ranked number one in the region and number three in the nation. The Women’s Soccer will play at 11:00 a.m and the Men’s Soccer at 1:00 p.m.
Men’s head coach Gerry Montague is calling on the school community to show their support. “The more people we can get here, the more it’s going to unbalance them, and the more we can feed off of that,” he said. “It’s a good way to get that four year mentality and environment here. We’re trying to be a positive element in the school. So if they come out and support us, we’ll give them everything we have to represent them.”
Montague is confident in the Golden Lion’s ability to challenge Camden County. “They’re a good team (Camden County). I’ve seen them play a couple times this year. But they’re not unbeatable.” He also said that the Golden Lion’s are the most fit in the conference. “Nobody is as fit as us. Nobody can work as hard as us for 90 minutes.”
Women’s Soccer head coach Mathew Hann is also calling on for support. “It would be nice to see everybody come out in green and gold. The lady’s will be chanting their motto, ‘It’s not about the ego, it’s about the wego,’ and hopefully the crowd can chant it with us.”
On September 23, RVCC Men’s Soccer played Brookdale Community College at home, whom Director of Athletics Amanda DeMartino describes as “a really tough team.” Brookdale County scored a goal 56 seconds into that game, but In the 64th minute, Golden Lion’s player Raul Otayza shot his 4th goal of the season. The game remained tied into overtime. Despite RVCC's 6-2 advantage in shots in overtime, the game finished 1-1.
Both Montague and Hann are RVCC alumni. RVCC Men’s Soccer currently has a 1-3-1 record and Camden County’s record is 10-1. For the women’s soccer, RVCC’s record is 3-2 record and Camden County is 1-6.