The College of Staten Island men’s soccer team took a one-sided loss at the hands of Medgar Evers College, falling to the visiting Medgar Evers College Cougars by a 6-1 count in CUNYAC competition held at the CSI Soccer Complex earlier today. The win lifted the Cougars to a 6-6-2 overall record and 2-3-2 in the CUNYAC, while the Dolphins fell to 2-9-2, 2-4-1, respectively.
The Cougars never had this one in doubt, scoring early and often to take a 4-0 lead just 17:55 into the contest. The goal scoring started in dubious fashion. At 1:25 into the game, a would-be cross by Abou Diakhate caught CSI keeper Ahmed El-Ghareib off guard, and when he raised his hands, he deflected the ball into the goal for the wild start to the game. Just 2:05 later, at 3:30, MEC made it 2-0 when James Maynard gathered a CSI turnover from the right of goal and ran a soft shot passed El-Ghareib.
At 10:16, the Cougars scored again, this time when a Sharard Sullivan pass found an open Ancil Porter-Lee on the left side that he struck in to make it 3-0. Feverishly trying to get back in the game, CSI was victimized for a counterattacking goal when Sullivan raced in at the 17:55 mark to score his own goal to make it 4-0. Almost shell-shocked,CSI did manage to score one of their own at 21:17 when Dong Luu took an Orsi Bermudez-Reyes pass and attacked the keeper one-on-one for the breakaway goal to make it 4-1. From there, however, MEC locked in their defense and the chances were few and far between for the host Dolphins.
The game went 4-1 into intermission. After leaving the game to injury in the first half, Porter-Lee for MEC came back in the second stanza and tallied two goals to complete the hat-trick to seal the scoring at 6-1 in the Cougars’ favor.
MEC out-shot CSI 23-17 (14-8 on goal), while CSI held a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks. The physical game saw 16 total fouls and five yellow cards. Picking up a caution for MEC was Travis Pinnock, while cautions for CSI were assessed to Ibrahim Mubaric, Abraham Vivas, Ahmed El-Ghareib, and John Tanna.
CSI will be back in action a week from today, when they host Hunter College at 12 Noon. It will also be Senior Day at CSI.