FLUSHING, N.Y. – Sophomore András Breuer was in the right place at the right time to score his fifth goal of the season to propel the Queens College men's soccer team (4-2-3 overall, 1-1-1 ECC) to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Wildcats of Daemen College (1-8 overall, 0-3 ECC).
In rainy and windy conditions, the Knights saw themselves down 1-0 after a Queens foul in the 18-yard box handed Daemen a penalty kick in the 23rd minute. Daemen's Colin Edwards successfully put away the attempt into the right corner.
The Knights responded in the 28th minute after a free kick by Breuer was timely saved by Justin Figler, Oscar Yepes was there to provide freshman Emgi Gousse the rebound assist to knot the game at one. Senior Nikolas Maher doubled Queens's advantage (2-1) just seconds before halftime as he successfully buried a free kick into the top left corner for his first goal of the season. The Knights led 7-3 in shots in the first half.
As the rain and field got dirtier, so did the pressure by the Knights to continue their offensive pressure. Yepes' shot in the 47th minute was blocked to land the Knights a corner kick. Breuer's corner kick caught one of the Knights in an offside position to cancel an upcoming shot. A foul in the 57th minute gave Maher another free kick attempt. Edwards saved Maher's shot, but Breuer was there to put away the rebound to give the Knights a 3-1 advantage. Cole Beale's goal in the 71st minute cut the deficit lead to one as the Wildcats looked to add some late minute drama.
UP NEXT: Queens will be looking to continue their success when they host Roberts Wesleyan Sunday, Oct 1 for a 2:30 pm kickoff.