College of Staten Island Men’s Soccer and John Jay College ended in a 1-1 tie after double overtime at the CSI Soccer Complex on Wednesday afternoon. The Dolphins are now 2-5-2 overall and 2-3-1 in the CUNYAC while the Bloodhounds hold a 5-5-2 overall record and 2-2-2 in the CUNYAC.
There were two offside calls against CSI as well as two against John Jay in the first three minutes of play showing how quick and competitive the game went. There were two on-goal shots by John Jay, including a very close one that hit off the bottom left post, before they would score with three minutes remaining in the first half. After stealing the ball from CSI, M. Nasim Allah Morad saw himself one-on-one with CSI goalie Ahmed Al-Ghareib where a quick shot past him gave the Bloodhounds a 1-0 lead.
Just five minutes into the start the second stanza, Dolphins’ Kenneth Zaw found himself dribbling out of a broken play to shoot and score to tie the game at one. Both teams totaled six shots each in the second half though the score remained tie and was sent into a golden goal overtime.
In the first ten minutes of overtime, there was just one shot taken by Jeimy Polo saved by El-Gharieb with 20 seconds remaining in time.
Three minutes into the final stanza, Ganama Issouf took a wide shot that went past the post. That was followed by a save on-goal from Bloodhounds’ Steven Merino off a close to net shot by Zaw. With less than two minutes remaining, CSI’s Alfred Yeboah took a wide shot to put the ball in John Jay’s possession. The final shot attempt of the game came with 15 seconds remaining from a strong kick by Jason Walker that met the quick foot of El-Ghareib who kicked the ball out for an incredible save to finish the game.
El-Ghareib had six saves while the Bloodhounds’ Merino totaled four. CSI finished with 13 shots including five on-goal while John Jay tallied 18 shots with seven on-goal.
Next time out, the Dolphins will host Medgar Evers College on Saturday, October 9, in a 2:00 pm game.