The College of Staten Island men’s soccer squad is now on a two-game win streak, and they are looking to extend it today against visiting Baruch College at the CSI Soccer Complex. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00pm.
CSI vs. BARUCH COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (5-3-1 Overall, 2-1 CUNYAC) vs. Baruch College (2-4 Overall, 1-2 CUNYAC)
Where: CSI Soccer Complex – 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
Kick-Off: 4:00 pm
Live Video: www.csidolphins.com/CSISportsNet
Live Stats: http://sidearmstats.com/csi/msoc/
All-Time Series: Baruch leads 21-19-2
Last Year’s Meeting: CSI won 3-2 OT
Players to Watch (CSI): Forward Marcin Klim registered his 9th goal of the season on Saturday against Medgar Evers, matching a career high for the senior in a single season. The 9 goals also tie the most in a single season since Nedgy Nazon registered 17 in 2012. Fellow forward Dardan Nike registered his first goal of the season in that game, the fifth of his career. Back-liner Jacob Szumanski had a fantastic week last week and was named CUNYAC Defender of the Week for his efforts. Jake Foeldes boasts three solo shutouts and now has a 0.61 goals against average.
Players to Watch (BC): The Bearcats have only seven goals this season, and are being led by Kassall Greene’s two markers so far. Jaime Zurro leads the team with a pair of assists. Baruch has had three different net-minders this season, led by Xavier Carrillo who has appeared in five games, yielding a 1.98 goals against average with a .697 save percentage.
News and Notes: This has been a series dominated by Baruch in recent years, however, the Dolphins have won two of the last three meetings. Previous to that, the Bearcats had won eight in a row in the series from 2008 to 2013. Since 2008 the teams have also met three times in the postseason and have gone into overtime three times, including last year’s 3-2 win by the Dolphins at Metropolitan Oval. Seven of the last 12 meetings between the teams have been decided by a single goal. Despite the Bearcats having the overall lead in the series, CSI does have a slight edge with a 12-10-1 overall record when playing at CSI. Marcin Klim registered twice in the game, including the game-winner two minutes into overtime. With 27 career goals, Klim moved into sole possession of 7th all-time at the College this past Saturday. He needs three more goals to climb into the top five all-time in that department. Freshman Jake Foeldes’ .853 save percentage ranks second all-time in a single season at the college. Valon Osmani set the all-time mark back in 2003 with a save percentage of .898.