The women’s soccer team has begun its season on the right track, winning two out of its three games last week. They took Monday’s victory against the visiting Cairn University with a 2-1, victory courtesy of a game winning goal by Sangam Gurung (#9) in the 86th minute. Wednesday’s game against Medgar Evers College looked like a Bulldogs scrimmage, winning in convincing fashion with a 7-0 scoreboard. The onslaught began in the 21st minute when junior midfielder Keri Kenna (#6) commenced things with the first goal of the contest. Before the first half ended senior forward Cansu Usta (#13) would score Brooklyn’s next three goals, completing Brooklyn’s first hat trick of the season before the halftime break. Usta would continue to light up the field as she scored her fourth goal of the night in the 69th minute. Kenna got in on the action as well scoring two more goals to complete her own hat trick.
Throughout the week CUNY would announce Brooklyn’s Lissette Tlatelpa as its Player of the Week, for her outstanding play for the September week of the 11-17th. Junior forward Tlatelpa (#11) recorded 11 points on five goals and assisted on one goal in Brooklyn’s rout over York College.
The women’s soccer team’s three game-winning streak came to an end on Saturday in a 0-7, defeat by the visiting Fairleigh Dickinson University. Brooklyn’s fire was put out by the Devils in the first half, which consisted of six goals. The Bulldogs never got their mojo going attempting only one shot in the afternoon. The Devils put the final nail in Brooklyn’s winning streak in the 72nd minute, when they scored their seventh goal of the contest.
Two games split down the middle last week for the men’s soccer team losing on the road against William Paterson University on Wednesday, but coming away with a victory against York College in a CUNYAC contest. It took overtime to determine a winner in Saturday’s matchup against Brooklyn and York, but at the end of the day the Bulldogs pulled away scoring the game winner in the extra period. A tight contest throughout the whole game York stroke first netting in a goal in the 32nd minute. The Bulldogs played catch up from there on, going into the half facing a 1-0 deficit; although, that all changed in the 66th minute when Teon Chaumette (#11) tied things up. With the score knotted up at one goal apiece both teams came out aggressive in the overtime period. Senior midfielder Jean-Luc Saint Fleur (#10) would dish out a beautiful assist to midfielder Jody Ortiz (#8) who would strike the game winning goal for Brooklyn in the 97th minute.
Bulldogs head coach, Joe Andre, spoke after the victory, “It was a tough match, but our conditioning helped us get better as the match wore on.” Brooklyn improves to 1-1 in CUNYAC competition as they’ll look for their second victory in against a CUNY opponent when they face off against John Jay on Wednesday, kickoff is set for 4 p.m. at Randall’s Island.