Second Seed Brooklyn Takes on Top Seed Baruch in CUNYAC Final Saturday Night
Brooklyn, NY --- The Brooklyn College Men's Soccer team will be playing in the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) Men's Soccer Championship final for the first time in school history, as the #2 seeded Bulldogs will take on top seeded Baruch College, tomorrow, Saturday, November 3rd at Randall's Island Field #10 at 7:00 pm.
The 2012 BC Men's Soccer team has had its most successful season in nearly two decades, as the Bulldogs enter the CUNYAC final with a 13-4-2 overall record. Brooklyn also went 5-1-2 in conference play to earn the #2 seed.
The Bearcats handed the Bulldogs their lone conference loss of the season, back on September 29th at Metropolitan Oval in Maspeth, NY when Baruch edged past Brooklyn 2-1. Since that loss, the Bulldogs have won eight straight games, including posting five straight shutouts.
Leading the way this season for BC has been senior forward Pajtim Gjonbalaj, who leads the team in goals scored (10), assists (6) and points (26). Senior midfielder Alwyn Adams has also contributed to the Brooklyn offense with eight goals and five assists for 21 points, while junior midfielder Dmitry Prokofyev also has eight goals on the year, to go along with four assists for 20 points.
Junior midfielder Peterson Petit Frere has helped fuel an explosive Bulldogs offense tying for the team lead in assists with six, to along with three goals for 12 points. Brooklyn dynamic offense tops the CUNYAC in shots, points, goals, goals-per-game, assists and assists-per-game.
As solid as BC's offense has been, its defense has been just as impressive, posting 10 shutouts on the year, en route to ranking first in the CUNYAC in goals allowed, goals-against-average and shutouts.
Anchoring Brooklyn's defense has been the play of junior co-captain Peter Vavalle, senior Denton Laing, junior Taras Frankivskyy and freshman Steve Orellana.
Along with a stout defense, the Bulldogs have also had stellar play between the pipes in junior co-captain keeper Stamatis Boundouris. Boundouris has played over 1488 minutes in goal this season, allowing just 16 goals, while recording 68 saves. He sports a 0.97 goals-against-average and a .810 save percentage, while registering six shutouts on the year.
The winner of Saturday's championship final will receive the CUNYAC's automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer National Tournament.
Fans interested in attending the championship final tomorrow are encouraged to register for tickets in advance by visiting http://cunyacsocchamps.eventbrite.com/#. Tickets are Free.