Quincy Sun // October 25, 2018 // Quincy Sun Staff
The Quincy College Granite men’s soccer team capped a 6-6 2018-2019 regular season with a strong finish to earn their 1st playoff berth in the Region 21, National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) playoffs.
Quincy College Granite wrapped their 2018-2019 season with several challenging games over the course of two weeks.
On Saturday, October 13th, after a tough start Quincy College Granite lost to Massachusetts Bay Community College by a score of 4-1. Despite the loss, Quincy College Granite Head Coach Idris Senyonjo was encouraged by the improved play of his young team.
On Monday, October 15th, Quincy College Granite traveled to Division 1 Massasoit Community College. The perennial power house dominated play from start to finish and although the game ended 6-1 in Massasoit’s favor, Quincy College Granite proved they would be a team to watch in the upcoming NJCAA Region 21 Division 3 playoffs.
Wrapping out their regular season, Quincy College Granite quickly rebounded with strong wins over Roxbury Community College (8-0) and Springfield tech (Forfeiture Win) as they head to Holyoke Community College for NJCAA Region XXI post season playoffs.
Quincy College Freshman #4 Lorkens Exumat of Dorchester has emerged as a premier scorer for Quincy College as he continued his torrid pace with 4 goals against Roxbury Community College. Forward #7 Zedrick Moreira of Quincy added 3 goals as well.
Coach Senyonjo praised the efforts of veterans #11 Herbie Milien of Dorchester, #10 and Team Captain Thiago Carvalho of Dorchester, #2 Hamza Mohamednur of Cambridge, and the strong Goalie play of #1 Nate Getman of Birmingham, AL. Newcomers to the squad playing well are #3 Rafael Garcia of Quincy, #5 Younes Errifi of Dorchester, #8 Alexssander Lopes of Dorchester, #16 Annas Ashraf of Dorchester, #9 Kenny Ofori of Hartford CT, # 12 Sejdi Velaj of Dorchester, #15 Kosta Dhembi, #19 Jeffrey Monteiro, and veteran #14 Gareth McAlinden of Plymouth. #17 Hugo Ramos of Quincy hopes to return from injuries along with Rafael Macedo #20 of Dorchester.
As Granite concludes the regular season, two Quincy College Granite currently hold top rankings in the NJCAA Region XXI division standings. Lorkens Exumat, an NJCAA individual offensive leader, has scored 16 goals this season, only one other player in the division has scored more goals than him. Exumat has 35 points so far on the season and 36 shots on goal.
Quincy College Granite Goalie, Nate Getman is an NJCAA individual goalie leader, tied for #2 for number of saves on the season. Getman led the Quincy College Granite’s defensive efforts from the net with fifty-two saves.
Saturday’s October 27th postseason playoff will be Quincy College Granite’s first playoff appearance as a newly established team. Coach Idris Senyonjo has built a strong team representing Quincy College and thanks the efforts of first year Assistant Coach James Douvas for his efforts of bringing this team to playoff contention. The NJCAA Region XXI playoffs will be held at Bunker Hill Community College. Quincy College Granite will face Massachusetts Bay Community College on Saturday October 27th at 10am. The Championship game will be held on Sunday October 28th at Noon. You can follow the playoff efforts of the Granite soccer team on Instagram at @qcgranite or via the Quincy College website: quincycollege.edu/granite.