The Golden Eagles men’s soccer team
lost 5-3 to second ranked Monroe College on Aug. 31 in New Rochelle, N.Y.
The Golden Eagles conceded three goals in the first half of play but found their rhythm in the second half. In the 49th minute Dino Soto stripped the ball from a MCC defender and passed the ball to Peterson Neri, who chipped the ball over the Monroe goalie.
Monroe answered back with a goal in the 53rd minute, but the Eagles were determined to get back into the game. Dimitri Sofias dribbled the ball into the MCC defense and passed to Fernando Perez, who blasted a shot into the corner of the goal in the 77th minute. Moments later, Eagle Josh Cirbo won a ball in the air and passed it to Dino Soto, who scored in the 79th minute on a shot from 35 yards out. As LCCC was gaining momentum and looking to tie the game, Monroe put in an insurance goal in the 89th minute to seal the victory.
Goals – (MC) 1 Edir Dagraca 1:00, (MC) 1 Ibrahim Diaby 18:00, (MC) 2 Emerson Barros 43:00, 89:00, (LCCC) 1 Peterson Neri 49:00, (MC) 1 Mamadee Kamara 53:00, (LCCC) 1 Fernando Perez 77:00, (LCCC) 1 Dino Soto 79:00
Assists – (MC) 1 Mamadee Kamara 1:00, (LCCC) 1 Dino Soto 49:00, (LCCC) 1 Dimitri Sofias 77:00, (LCCC) 1 Josh Cirbo 79:00
Shots on Goal – LCCC 7, MC 10
Total Shots – LCCC 10, MC 14
Keeper Saves – LCCC Taylor Ruff 5, MC Mark Weir 4
Corner Kicks – LCCC 3, MC 2
In the second game of the weekend, the Golden Eagles got blanked by the nationally ranked Monroe Community College Tribunes 5-0. In the third minute of the game, Monroe kicked the ball over the LCCC defense and sent one of the Tribune players and LCCC goalkeeper Daniel Ainsworth sprinting for the ball and resulting in a collision. Ainsworth received a red card for being the last defender to foul a MCC player, and LCCC was down a player for the rest of the game.
The Tribunes scored four goals in the first half. LCCC made some adjustments in the second half and only allowed MCC one additional goal in the 64th minute. Being a man down, the Golden Eagles just couldn’t get much going on offense.
Goals – (MCC) 2 Abe Barry 5:00, 12:00, (MCC) 1 Ngwese Ebangwae 23:00, (MCC) 1 juan Colorado 26:00, (MCC) 1 Seamus Sharkey 64:00
Assists – (MCC) 2 Travis DeLyser 5:00, 23:00, (MCC) 2 Ngwese Ebangwae 12:00, 26:00, (MCC) 1 Gianlura Cuomo 64:00
Shots on Goal – LCCC 4, MCC 12
Total Shots- LCCC 11, MCC 22
Keeper Saves – LCCC Taylor Ruff 7, MCC Fernando Meza 4
Corner Kicks – LCCC 2, MCC 3
The men’s soccer team (1-3 overall, 0-0 Region IX) will travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, to play Westminster University at noon on Sept. 8.