The Genesee Community College men's soccer team began defense of its nation crown with a 6-1 road win over Mohawk Valley Community College Sept. 1.
Rodrigo Albuquerque scored half of the Cougar goals with three, while adding a pair of assists in the win. Overall, the freshman was in on all but one score in an impressive collegiate debut.
The win extended the Cougars win streak to a dozen when combined with their last 11 wins of last season that ended with the National Junior College Athletic Association D-III men's soccer national championship. It also extended the team's unbeaten streak to 21 games.
The Cougars' home-season opener is Sept. 5 against Corning Community College at 6 p.m.