MORRISTOWN, N.J. — The St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) men's soccer team (2-6-1) wrapped up their non-conference schedule with a 2-2, double-overtime draw against the College of St. Elizabeth (2-5-1) on Wednesday evening.
How it Happened
The Bears were reduced to ten men early, following a sixth-minute red card. Despite being down a man, the Bears found the back of the net in the 29th minute when Joseph Sepulveda (East Elmhurst, N.Y./Bayside) scored on a through ball from Joao Gavilanes' (Fresh Meadows, N.Y./Francis Lewis). The Bears took the 1-0 advantage into the half.
The second half began with the Eagles tying the game at 1-all less than three minutes into the new period. The Bears responded five minutes later as Gavilanes played a corner kick into the 18-yard box finding Mohamed Ndiaye Jr. (Senegal, West Africa/Washington Irving) for the score to retake the lead, 2-1. The Bears remained on top for most of the half and maintained an 11-7 shot edge before the Eagles drew even with less than five minutes in regulation to force overtime.
The Bears had more scoring opportunities in the two overtime periods than the Eagles, coming up with three shots compared to two by the hosts. However, neither team could capitalize on their chances as the match ended in a stalemate.
For the Bears
- The Bears outshot St. Elizabeth, 29-13.
- Playing all 110 minutes, Ndiaye Jr. led all players with 12 shots.
- Sepulveda's five shots on goal led the team.
- Gavilanes provided both assists in the game, bringing his season total to three; tied for first on the team.
- Alejandro Oliveros (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grover Cleveland) produced seven saves in the match.
The Bears resume Skyline Conference play on Saturday, September 28 with a visit to Mount Saint Mary College at 2 p.m. Live stats will be available on sjcbears.com/live.