The CUNYAC regular season slate ended in a negative for the College of Staten Island men’s soccer team today, as the visiting Brooklyn College Bulldogs handed them a 1-0 defeat on Senior Day at the CSI Soccer Complex. CSI fell to 9-9 overall and also an even 4-4 in CUNYAC play, while the Bulldogs lifted their marks to 10-4-2, 5-1-2, respectively.
Petersen Petit Frere netted the only tally of the match in the 14th minute as he deposited a pass in the box from Steve Orellana past keeper Ahmed El-Gahreib. It was one of only two shots on goal for Brooklyn, as CSI registered four shots on net, all turned away by BC keeper Stamatis Boundouris.
The lead for Brooklyn held up the rest of the way, as the Bulldogs poured more numbers in the defensive backfield, and CSi was only able to register two shots in the second frame, only one on goal. Brooklyn only netted a total of three shots on goal (9 total).
The loss leaves the Dolphins stuck in the fifth overall seed for the upcoming CUNYAC Tournament, meaning they will have to play on the road throughout. Brooklyn clinched the second seed. As it stands now, CSI will either play John Jay College or City College of New York in the opening round of the tournament.
The result comes at the expense of seniors Nedgy Nazon, Alfred Yeboah, Ahmed El-Gahreib, Giovanni Cortese, Orsi Bermudez-Reyes and Lirim Begai, who played the final home matches of their CSI careers.
The Dolphins will wrap up their 2012 regular season on Monday night, under the lights, against NYU-Polytech at 7pm.