THROGGS NECK, N.Y. — The St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) men's soccer team's 2019 season came to a close on Tuesday night as they dropped a narrow 1-0 decision to Maritime College from Reinhart Field. The Bears end the season with an overall record of 5-12-2 and 3-7-1 record in Skyline Conference play.
How it Happened
Alejandro Oliveros (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grover Cleveland) made a pair of saves in the opening five minutes, preventing the Privateers (10-9-1, 5-5-1 Skyline) from taking an early lead. Both sides saw multiple chances to take a first-half lead combining for 13 shots. Oliveros ended the half with a total of four stops as the period ended in a scoreless draw.
Five minutes into the second frame, the Bears could not get the ball past Michael Rodriguez, as the Maritime keeper came up with three saves in 20 seconds. The hosts took the 1-0 advantage on a 69th-minute goal by midfielder Sean O'Neil. Oliveros kept the Privateers from doing further damage, saving three shots in the final half-hour of play and registering eight saves throughout the 90 minutes.
For the Bears
- Underclassmen Justin Hermosa (Ozone Park, N.Y./Robert H. Goddard) and Joseph Sepulveda (East Elmhurst, N.Y./Bayside) each had three shots in the match with two on target.
- Sepulveda, who was named to the Skyline Weekly Honor Roll, finishes the season as the conference's top scorer with 14 goals. His 16 career goals have him sitting in fourth place for most goals in program history.
- Senior Thomas Mastoras (Bayside, N.Y./Francis Lewis) ends his collegiate career with a program-leading 16 assists over the course of three seasons.