The College of Staten Island men’s soccer team saw their season-opening losing skid hit five games this afternoon, thanks to a 3-0 loss at the hands of Kings College (PA) today in Wilkes-Barre, PA. CSI is now 0-5 on the season, while the Monarchs raised their record to 4-1.
CSI was out-shot 22-8 in the game (4-3 on goal), but it was the Monarchs that maximized their opportunities in this 90 minutes. The score was dead-locked at 0-0 at the half, with both teams managing just one shot on goal in the opening stanza. That all changed in the second period, as Kings opened up a 1-0 lead just 1:48 into the second frame. Daniel Hernandez took a Chris Nguyen corner and hammered it home with the head to open up the scoring.
With 23 minutes to play, Kings doubled their lead when an Erik Foster shot was punched in after an initial shot by Philip Kistner jammed off of the post. After a CSI penalty in the box with under 10 minutes to play, Raul Cruz added the third goal via a penalty kick.
With little rest for the weary, CSI will be right back to work tomorrow afternoon for their home opener against Farmingdale State at 4pm at the CSI Soccer Complex.