The College of Staten Island men’s soccer will head back to Brooklyn College to take on #2 Baruch College at 4:30 pm. This will be the first time since 2015 that the Dolphins will play in the CUNYAC Championship game.
#1 CSI VS. #2 BARUCH AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (15-4) vs. Baruch(8-5-3)
Where: Brooklyn College Field – 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY
All-Time Series: Baruch leads, 22-21-3
Last Meeting: October 17, 2018 – CSI won, 4-0
Players to Watch (CSI): Bryant Navarro has been outstanding for the Dolphins all season and is coming off a game in which he scored the game winner in the CUNYAC Semifinal. Navarro leads the team with 18 goals which also places him 9th in the nation. Philip Lefkowitz has picked apart opposing defenses and sits second in the nation with 16 assists. Lefkowitz also has 12 goals to his name as he also leads the team with 87 shots. Joe Bolella has also capitalized on his chances this season, netting 14 goals, good for second on the team.
Players to Watch (BC): Javier Crespo will try to find his way onto the scoresheet this afternoon as he leads the Bearcats with six goals. Shaiem Morad and Alexey Arefev were the heroes for Baruch in the CUNYAC Semifinal as they both found the back of the net. Arefev scored his first goal in that game and has two assists on the year which is among the team leaders.
News & Notes: This will be the first meeting between the Bearcats and Dolphins in the CUNYAC Championship game. They have met in the semifinal and the quarterfinal twice with each team picking up two wins. Over the last five meetings, the Dolphins are 3-1-1 over Baruch, outscoring them 11-6. As a team, the Dolphins are scoring four goals per game while holding their opponents to less than a goal per game. The Bearcats are scoring just shy of two goals per game and are allowing 10 shots per game.