Brooklyn Cruises Past Medgar Evers
Brooklyn, NY --- Brooklyn College senior Alwyn Adams recorded his first career hat trick, as the BC Men's Soccer team topped the Cougars of Medgar Evers College this afternoon by a score of 10-2 at Brooklyn College Field in a City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) matchup.
With the win, BC moves to 7-4-2 overall on the season and 3-1-2 in the CUNYAC. The Bulldogs also remain unbeaten at home, where Brooklyn holds a 4-0-1 mark. The Cougars fall to 1-10 overall and 0-5 in conference play.
Brooklyn jumped out to an early start, as a foul in the box by the Medgar Evers keeper led to a penalty kick opportunity for the Bulldogs. Junior Dmitry Prokofyev took full advantage, capitalizing on the opportunity to put the Bulldogs up 1-0 in the first minute of action.
BC would continue to set the offensive tone, as the Bulldogs exploded for five more goals within the first 20 minutes of play to build an early 6-0 cushion. Adams helped fuel the run scoring three of the five goals, while senior Denton Laing and sophomore Alexander Seredo notched the others.
Medgar would finally break through in the final seconds of play in the first half, as Niccomi Chandler headed in the Cougars goal in the 45th minute off a free kick from teammate Nikolai Calder.
Coming out of the halftime break, the Bulldogs continued to pace the tempo of the game adding four more goals. Senior Pajtim Gjonbalaj accounted for two of the four second half goals, while Laing added another. Freshman Oleg Tykhonravov also tallied the first collegiate goal of his young career.
For the Cougars, Andew Smith took advantage of a BC defensive miscue to score the second goal for Medgar Evers.
For the game, BC outshot Medgar Evers 25-14 and also held the corner kick advantage, 4-1. The Bulldogs were called for 15 fouls, while the Cougars were whistled for 11.
Junior keeper Stamatis Boundouris played all 90 minutes in net for BC, recording four saves and allowing two goals; while his counterpart Christopher Welsh registered six saves and allowed 10 goals, while playing all 90 minutes in goal.
Brooklyn will return to the pitch this Saturday, October 13th, as the Bulldogs will play host to the Bloodhounds of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in a key CUNYAC match up. The Bloodhounds are currently tied for first place in the conference, while the Bulldogs sit in third place. The match is scheduled for a 12:00 pm start time at BC Field.