Men's Soccer Stunned Late In Home Finale

Men's Soccer Stunned Late In Home Finale

FLUSHING, N.Y. - The Queens College men's soccer team surrendered two stunning goals in the final 1:35 and fell 4-3 to NYIT Sunday afternoon at QC Soccer Field.  With the result, the Knights moved to 5-6-4 on the year and 2-3-2 in East Coast Conference competition.

With victory close at hand, the Knights saw the visiting Bears tie the game at three apiece in the 89th minute on a goal by Alejandro Del Cura.  With 57 seconds remaining, Martin Sundell tallied his second of the game when a midfield cross was tipped over QC goalkeeper James Brostowski and into the back of the net.

Seniors Georgios Thomatos, Nikolas Maher and junior Daniel Saint Louis were responsible for the QC goals.  Thomatos got the Knights on the board in the eighth minute when his shot trickled in after NYIT goalkeeper Jonathan Rico was unable to collect the ball.

After just one goal in the opening half, the second period saw the offense ramped up.  Saint Louis pushed Queens ahead 2-0 in the 49th minute when he beat the NYIT defense to through the left side for his second of the season.

A header by Ion Barbarin resulted in his fifth goal of the season and cut the deficit in half, 2-1.  Maher extended the lead back to two with his goal of the season.  Sophomore Andras Breuer assisted on all three QC tallies in the contest.

Sundell got the NYIT rally started in the 80th minute as his seventh of the year cut the Knights lead to 3-2.  Cura knotted the game with his second of the year before Sundell's game-winner.

NYIT held a 20-12 advantage in shots in the contest, and a significant 8-1 margin in corner kicks.  Brostowski made seven saves in net for the Knights, while Rico made six stops.

Before kickoff of QC's final home game of the season, the Knights recognized outgoing seniors Brostowski, Maher, Thomatos, Nicholas Matusewicz and Robbie Webster.

UP NEXT: The Knights return to action Wednesday afternoon for a 3:00 pm matchup at Bridgeport.