Brooklyn, NY --- The Brooklyn College Men's Soccer team used six second half goals to pounce on the Bears of St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) in a non-conference match, 7-0. The win moves BC to 2-10-2 overall on the season, while St. Joe's (Bklyn) falls to 1-8 overall on the year.
The win also snaps Brooklyn's three-match losing streak.
The Bulldogs took control of the match from the opening whistle controlling much of the tempo, as Brooklyn would outshoot the Bears 16-3 in the first half. Sophomore Cheyne Tribbey got BC on the board early at the 6:25 mark with his first career collegiate goal, blasting a shot which bounced off of a St. Joe's defender and went past the diving keeper.
Despite attempting 16 shots, Brooklyn would only take a 1-0 lead into the half-time break. Bears goalie Michael Miner helped keep St. Joe's in the game with key saves throughout the half. He would finish with 14 total saves for the game playing in all 90 minutes.
The second half featured much of the same for the Bulldogs, as BC continued to pressure the St. Joe's defense. After being held to just one goal in the first half, Brooklyn would explode in the second period with six goals from five different players to put the game out of reach. BC would outshoot the Bears 35-5 in the game.
Junior Miguel Veliz-Fitz began the onslaught, notching his fifth goal of the season in the 46th minute. Classmate Lindsay Hernandez followed suit with back-to-back goals coming in the 61st and 65th minute, respectively, to give the Bulldogs a comfortable 4-0 lead. Similar to Tribbey, Hernandez would also register his first career goal in a BC uniform.
Sophomore Chavel Harrison (68:54), junior Brandon Sewnath (74:11) and senior Anthony Sideris (85:15) also notched their first collegiate goals capping off the 7-0 victory.
In the end, the day would belong to Sideris, the lone senior on the team, who was honored at the conclusion of the game for all of his hard work and dedication to the BC Men's Soccer program.
Sideris began the match in goal, playing the first 47:19 of the game in net, while recording one save to keep the Bulldogs up 1-0 after the first half. Sophomore Stamatis Boundouris took over for Sideris in goal the rest of the game.
Sideris would then later play in the field, where he finished the match with the final goal of the day in the final home game of the 2011 regular season.
Brooklyn returns to action on Friday, October 21st, as the Bulldogs will take on conference and borough rival Medgar Evers College, in the final game of the 2011 season. The game is scheduled for a 7:00 pm start time at the Aviator Sports Complex.