October 18, 2017

Upstate Update - Week 7

By Mani Tafari

The Upstate Update brings you up to speed on Division III men's soccer in the "Upstate" New York region, home to the SUNYAC, Liberty League, and Empire 8. Several key matches will be recapped each week along with a more in-depth look at a Game of the Week.

Game of the Week

Cortland State at Hobart

Tuesday, October 17

A Tuesday evening clash between the elite of the Liberty League and the SUNYAC brings us our mid-season game of the week.

The Statesmen had an uneven start to the season but have since righted the ship and sit at second place in the Liberty League standings with post-season play already guaranteed.

The Red Dragons have stamped their authority on the mighty SUNYAC and are guaranteed the top seed with a win over rival Oswego State this coming weekend.

The Season Thus Far

Cortland looks a team hungry for success. This era of Red Dragons might be the most talented in team history, and they want to cement that fact with physical hardware. Cortland State have been dominant all season; after a successful non-league season, the SUNYAC schedule has been flawless besides a loss to the dangerous Buffalo State.

Hobart have been outstanding in Liberty League play and remain unbeaten with two games remaining.

Game On

Both teams came ready to play. Hobart were...

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Mani Tafari


Mani Tafari graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2001 with a History degree after four seasons playing for Bob Durocher that included the Saints untied, undefeated national championship season in 1999. Mani subsequently earned his law degree from Pace University School of Law (2009). He currently works as a criminal defense attorney and coaches soccer. He remains passionate about Division III soccer and is a loyal St. Lawrence alumus. [see full bio]

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