Brooklyn Falls to Baruch, 2-1
Maspeth, NY --- The Brooklyn College Men's Soccer team suffered its first City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) loss of the season earlier today, as the Bulldogs dropped a 2-1 decision to the Bearcats of Baruch College at Metropolitan Oval.
The team's played a scoreless first half that featured 10 total shots taken (six by Baruch and four by Brooklyn) and five corner kick opportunities (three by Brooklyn and two by Baruch). Each goalie was solid between the posts, as Brooklyn's Stamatis Boundouris and Baruch's Peter DiBona each came up with two key saves in the period to keep it a scoreless tie heading into halftime.
The Bearcats would be the first team to breakthrough, as Baruch's Akil George found an open Oren Kozlowski in the box, who headed in the first goal of the game in the 58th minute.
Trailing 1-0, the Bulldogs would not go down without a fight, as Dedou Toure passed to Dmitry Prokofyev, who bended the equalizer in the right corner, tying the match at 1-1 in the 75th minute.
With the game tied at one all, each team looked for the game-winner to avoid an overtime period. In the end, it would be the Bearcats who would find the game-winner, as Kozlowski struck again with his second goal of the afternoon, assisted by Christopher Peralta, in the 83rd minute.
For the game, Baruch outshot Brooklyn 15-9 for the match and also held a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks. Baruch was whistled for eight offsides, while Brooklyn was called for two offsides.
Boundouris played all 90 minutes in goal, allowing two goals and recording five saves, while DiBona also played all 90 minutes in net, allowing a goal and registering four saves.
"We did well to level the game," said head coach Rawle Hensford. "However, it's tough to come away with points from a match where we are making mistakes in the back. We will go back to training and look to improve in our next outing."
Brooklyn will be back in action on Wednesday, October 3rd, as the Bulldogs will play host to reigning CUNYAC Champion Lehman College. The match is scheduled for a 4:00 pm start at BC Field.