Brooklyn Suffers 2-1 Loss to Maritime
Throggs Neck, NY --- The Brooklyn College Men's Soccer team dropped a tough non-conference match to the Privateers of SUNY Maritime College, 2-1, earlier today. With the loss, the Bulldogs fall to 1-10-2 overall on the season, while the Privateers improve to 10-4-2 overall on the year.
The Privateers got on the board first scoring in the 16th minute, as Oliver Garcia Ortiz was able to recover the rebound from his first shot, which was deflected by a Brooklyn defender, to find the back of the net with his second shot, putting Maritime up 1-0 early on the ballgame.
Maritime controlled the majority of the opening half, holding the advantage in both shots (12-3) and corner kicks (5-2). The game would remain 1-0 in favor of the host Privateers for the rest of the half as both teams headed into the break.
Maritime would not waste much time in converting its second goal of the day, as Collin Taylor's pass down the middle found an open Chris Anderson, who was able to beat the keeper to put the Privateers up 2-0. Anderson's goal came 18 seconds into the second period.
Brooklyn would finally break through the Privateers defense in the 77th minute, when junior Miguel Veliz-Fitz was able to recover a loose ball on the Maritime side of the field to slide a shot past the diving goalie. The goal was Veliz-Fitz's team-leading fourth of the season.
In the end, the Bulldogs would run out of time to get the equalizer, falling by a 2-1 score.
For the game, Maritime out-shot BC 26-9 and held the corner kick advantage 6-5. The Privateers also set a physical tone to the match, as Maritime was called for 21 fouls, compared to just eight fouls for Brooklyn.
Sophomore Stamatis Boundouris recorded seven saves for the game, playing in all 90 minutes.
Brooklyn returns to the pitch on Wednesday, October 20th, as the Bulldogs will play host to borough rival, the Bears of St. Joseph's College – Brooklyn, in a non-conference tilt. The match is scheduled for a 4:00 pm start time at Kingsborough Community College field.