Brooklyn Falls at Centenary, 8-1
Hackettstown, NJ --- The Brooklyn College Men's Soccer team dropped a non-league game earlier today to the Cyclones of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ, by a score of 8-1. With the loss, the Bulldogs now stand at 0-4 overall, while the Cyclones improve to 3-1-2 on the season.
Host Centenary scored early and often tallying six first half goals to put the game out of reach. Andrew Pinnella wasted little time, as he put the home team up on the scoreboard with just 0:26 seconds into the game, taking a pass from teammate Patrick Bourland who was able to get past the BC defense.
Pinnella would strike again in the 13th minute taking advantage of a penalty kick situation to put the Cyclones up 2-0. Pinnella finished the game with a hat trick as he notched his third goal of the game in the 53rd minute. He also added an assist, aiding in Dylan Bricker's goal in the 37th minute.
Sophomore Pajtim Gjonbalaj registered BC's lone goal of the game in the 38th minute taking a pass from classmate Leelah Pewu to beat the keeper.
For the game, Centenary outshot Brooklyn by a 30-8 margin and also held the corner kick advantage 13-8. Both teams played a physical match, as the Bulldogs were whistled for 17 fouls, while the Cyclones were called for 16 fouls.
Sophomore Stamatis Boundouris played all 90 minutes in goal for BC, recording 10 saves on the day. Jason Rogers and Tyler DeCraine split time in net for Centenary, as Rogers played 74:25 minutes making three saves and allowing a goal; while DeCraine played in the final 15:35.
Brooklyn will look to pick up its first win of the season this Wednesday, September 21st, as the Bulldogs will return to the pitch to take on City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) foe the Bearcats of Baruch College. Start time is slated for 4:00 pm.