OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — The St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) men's soccer team battled back from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw against the College of Old Westbury on Saturday afternoon from Panther Park. Joseph Sepulveda (East Elmhurst, N.Y./Bayside) put the Bears on the scoresheet in the 74th minute while Mateusz Georges (Brooklyn, N.Y./New Utrecht) scored the game-tying goal in the final minute of regulation.
How it Happened
In a first half that saw no scoring, the Bears (5-11-2, 3-6-1 Skyline) wouldn't see their first shot of the match until Thomas Mastoras' (Bayside, N.Y./Francis Lewis) brace in the 21st minute. Mastoras took three of the teams' four first-half shots.
Old Westbury (6-9-2, 4-5-1 Skyline) broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute. The Panthers added to their lead when they put away a loose ball in the box six minutes later. Then, in the 74th minute, Mastoras played a through ball to Sepulveda to put the Bears on the board. In the 89th minute, when it seemed that the game was all but over, Georges took a feed from Sepulveda to hit a one-timer, to level the game at two-all.
Neither side was able to break the 2-2 stalemate in overtime, however, Bears took three shots compared to the Panthers' one in the bonus periods combined.
For the Bears
- Georges led the way with five goals, three of which finding the frame of the goal.
- Sepulveda's goal brought him to a conference-leading 13 goals.
- Goalkeeper Alejandro Oliveros (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grover Cleveland) came up with five saves, as many as his Old Westbury counterpart.
The Bears conclude the regular season in Throggs Neck on Tuesday night, October 29 as they face Maritime College. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. with live video available on SJCBears.com/live.