The College of Staten Island men’s soccer team will travel to Trenton, NJ, today to take on the Lions of the College of New Jersey tonight at 7:30 pm. The Dolphins will head into the game with a 6-6 overall record while the Lions will take to the pitch with a 3-6-2 overall record. This will be only the second meeting between these two teams, with the last one coming in 1980 where the Lions walked away victorious, 4-0.
The Lions have been struggling as of late as they have tied two and lost four over a six game span. The College of New Jersey has been on a scoring drought with only one goal in six games while allowing 9 goals against in that same span. Nick Costelloe and Jason O’Donnell are the teams’ leading goal scorers and will hope to find a crack in the Dolphins’ defense to end their scoring drought.
The Dolphins have been the polar opposite of the Lions over a seven game span as they have won six of their last seven games and have outscored their opponents 11-3. After stumbling early in the season the Dolphins have settled in and have been playing great soccer as they are firing on all cylinders. Leading that charge is Nicholas Bacarella who has scored in five of the last six games. Bacarella will hope to continue his scoring streak tonight and extend CSI’s winning streak to four games in a row. With another assist on Monday, senior Alfonso Castaneda is now in second place all time in career assists at CSI and needs one more to tie the all-time record.
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