After dropping their first six games of the 2015 season, the College of Staten Island men’s soccer team has responded by winning three straight, and the latest comes in the most lop-sided fashion, as CSI out-paced Medgar Evers College as part of CUNYAC play, 8-0, at Aviator Field in Brooklyn, NY. CSI improved to 3-6 overall and 2-0 in the CUNYAC, while MEC fell to 2-6, 1-1, respectively.
Although the goals came in plenty, it took CSI more than midway into the first half to score, and when they did it was the first of the season for Ruben Diaz, who launched a quick shot from the corner of the goal box on a feeder from Philip Lefkowitz at 27:25.
The goal unhinged MEC, and just 1:04 later, CSI doubled their lead on a goal by CUNYAC Player of the Week Marcin Klim on a lined drive shot past Ziyaddeen Mohammed. A little over seven minutes later and with less than 10 to play in the first half, CSI inserted a huge goal to take a 3-0 lead by Lefkowitz on a pass from Jacob Szumanski from midfield. At the break CSI took the three-goal lead and a 14-1 shot advantage.
The Dolphins then poured it on in the second frame. Just 3:53 in, Szumanski added his first goal, launching another shot from the top of the goal box to make it 4-0. Less than four minutes later, Nermin Kurtesi struck on an assist from Nicholas Bacarella and Rocca, making it 5-0.
Klim added his second goal and sixth of the season in the 69th minute, followed by a Bacarella goal in the 77th minute and the last by reserve Dardan Nika with just 1:05 to go.
CSI outshot MEC in the game, 32-2 (15-1 on goal), and enjoyed a 14-2 corner kick advantage. CSI was led by Bacarella’s six shots, followed by Klim with four. Daniel Raffo and John Gioeli combined to make a one-save shutout, CSI’s first of the season.
The Dolphins will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, taking on Brooklyn College in Brooklyn at 12 Noon.