Brooklyn Falls to NYU, 3-1
Brooklyn, NY --- The Brooklyn College Men's Soccer team dropped a hard fought, physical match-up to the Violets of New York University on Friday afternoon at BC Field, by a score of 3-1.
With the loss, the Bulldogs fall to 1-2 on the season, while NYU improves to 3-0.
The Violets got on the board early by taking advantage of a foul in the box committed by BC, allowing NYU to gain a penalty kick opportunity. Reece Barton would take full advantage of that opportunity by knocking home the opening goal of the game to put the Violets on the scoreboard 1-0 in the 11th minute.
NYU would strike again in the 21st minute, when Mac Yumoto, off of a free kick, sent a cross into traffic that found Tim Goldman, who notched the second goal of the game to put the visitors up 2-0.
After fighting through a suffocating Violets defense, the Bulldogs would finally break through when Brooklyn's Dmitry Prokofyev lined up to take a penalty kick of his own in the 35th minute, after the NYU goalkeeper was carded with a red card. Prokofyev was able to beat the backup keeper to cut BC's deficit to 2-1.
NYU would be down a defender for the rest of the game; however, the Bulldogs would be unable to find the equalizer, as the Violets would eventually hold off BC and add a third and final goal in the 78th minute, when Petter Aasa found an open Tino Cadassis, who iced the game with the final goal of the afternoon to give NYU its 3-1 victory.
The Violets outshot the Bulldogs 13-10 for the game.
Brooklyn's Kamil Ostrowski played all 90 minutes in goal for BC, allowing three goals, while recording eight saves. For NYU, Forrest Sexton played the first 34:14, while Derek Schear played the final 55:46, allowing one goal and registering five saves, en route to earning the victory.
The Bulldogs are back in action next Friday, September 13th, as Brooklyn will play host to borough rival the Fighting Blue Jays of NYU-Poly. The match is scheduled for a 4:00 pm start time at BC Field.