The College of Staten Island men’s soccer team is back on the pitch today after a long lay-off, and will finalize their CUNYAC schedule with a visit to Randall’s Island to take on Hunter College today at 3pm. CSI remains undefeated in the CUNYAC, and have already clinched the conference’s Regular Season Championship, but will look to keep the unbeaten streak alive today against the Hawks.
CSI vs. HUNTER COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (8-6-1 overall, 6-0-1 CUNYAC) vs. Hunter College (6-9 Overall, 2-4 CUNYAC)
Where: CSI Soccer Complex, 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
All-Time Series: Hunter leads, 17-16-1
Last Year’s Result: Tied 0-0
Players To Watch (CSI): Look for freshman sensation Emmanuel Agboola to make a splash today. Agboola was recently named the CUNYAC Rookie of the Week after a two-assist effort against Berkeley (NJ) last week. Fellow freshmen Philip Lefkowitz (4 goals) and Brayan Evo (3 goals) will also be looking to make a mark as well.
Players To Watch (HC): Hunter has a great one-two punch this season with Brandon Fiscina, who has seven goals, and Bryan Suertegaray (6 goals) and they will look to attack that CSI back line. Garrett Babbitt, HC’s primary keeper, is boasting a 1.72 goals against average.
News and Notes: This has been a back and forth rivalry, and the teams have posted a 4-4-1 record against one another since 2005. CSI has not scored a goal against Hunter since a 4-0 win against them in 2012. CSI is currently on a 9-game unbeaten streak, their longest since 1984, when they went undefeated in 12 games in a row.