Men's Soccer Jump Into CUNYAC 1st Place by Defeating Brooklyn (2-1), Kozlowski Two Goals
9/29/2012 3:57:00 PM
Oren Kozlowski scored two goals to lead the Baruch College Bearcats to a 2-1 home soccer victory over the Bulldogs of Brooklyn College on Saturday at the Met Oval in Maspeth, New York.
With the result, the Bearcats (3-4-4 overall) take over CUNYAC first place with a 2-0-2 record for 8 points. Brooklyn (5-4-2 overall) drops to 1-1-2 in conference play with five points. (3pts for a win, 1pt for a tie)
The two teams played a scoreless first half, but the Bearcats got on the scoreboard first at 57:55. Akil George sent a through ball to a charging Kozlowski and the talented rookie beat the goalkeeper for the first score.
Brooklyn tied the match at 74:00 as Dmitriy Prokofyev brought down a cross in the box from Dedou Toure, evaded a defender, and kicked a shot past the goalkeeper for the 1-1 tie.
The Bearcats responded at 82:30 as Christopher Peralta sent a high pass into the box. Kozlowski beat his defender to shoot the ball past the goalkeeper for what turned out to be the eventual winning goal for the 2-1 score.
The Bearcats outshot Brooklyn, 15-9. Peter DiBona notched the win again with four saves, while Brooklyn goalkeeper Stamatis Boundouris totaled five saves.
The clean and well played match featured no cards.
The Bearcats will return to action on Wednesday, October 3, with a 6:00 pm CUNYAC home contest at the Met Oval against the Cardinals of York College.