Thimm-Kaiser Powers Brooklyn Past Lehman, 2-0
Bronx, NY --- Brooklyn College freshman forward Marco Thimm-Kaiser provided all the offense for the BC Men's Soccer team on Wednesday night, as the Bulldogs snapped their two-match losing streak with a dominant 2-0 shutout victory on the road against the Lightning of Lehman College in City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) action.
With the win, BC improves to 6-5 overall on the season and 3-1 in CUNYAC play; while Lehman drops to 4-8 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
"It's always difficult to play against Lehman when they are home," said head coach Rawle Hensford. "We did an excellent job adjusting to the grass surface and denying Lehman the opportunity to work the ball into their front line, whose physical presence was quite evident."
Brooklyn controlled much of the tempo in the opening period, as the Bulldogs outshot the Lightning 13-9 in the first half. BC would eventually break through when Thimm-Kaiser got the visitors on the board in the 31st minute with his first career goal, with junior Mohamed Messiheddine and sophomore Nahom Elias assisting on the play.
The score would remain 1-0 in favor of the Bulldogs as the teams headed into the halftime break.
Thimm-Kaiser would later strike again with his second score of the evening in the 69th minute with Nahom assisting on the play with his second assist of the game.
For the game, Brooklyn outshot Lehman 20-14 and also held the corner kick edge 4-2.
Junior goalkeeper Kamil Ostrowski played all 90 minutes in goal, totaling five saves for his third shutout of the season. His counterpart, Alejandro Romero also played all 90 minutes, while allowing two goals and registering six saves.
The Bulldogs will return to action next Wednesday, October 9th, as the BC will take on borough and conference foe Medgar Evers College. The match is scheduled for an 8:30 pm start at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY.