September 7, 2017

Men's and Women's Soccer Face Common Opponents with Differing Results

By B&SC Athletics Team

Men's and Women's Soccer Face Common Opponents with Differing Results

The Bryant & Stratton College men’s and women’s soccer teams encountered differing experiences in their weekend matchups with Alfred State and SUNY ESF.

Both the men’s and women’s Bobcats faced off against their in-state rivals, with the men grabbing a pair of victories while the women suffered a setback in each contest.

Zino Zampach got things started for the Bobcats as he slotted home a goal in the 22nd minute against Alfred State. Kevin Beaton would double BSC’s lead at the 40 minute mark off an assist from Erickson Alves. BSC would add a security marker as Shakzod Bobakalonov converted in the 80th minute to drive home the 3-0 victory. That positive momentum carried over to Sunday’s 2-0 over ESF.

Beaton wasted no time, scoring in the opening moments of the game, scoring just two minutes into the affair. Fernando Babtiste would knock home a penalty in the 44th minute and the Bobcats would cruise through the second half to seal the win. After turning away five shots the day previous, Harry Watson recorded three more saves against ESF to record his second clean sheet of the weekend.

The men were in action yesterday against SUNY-Delhi as the Bobcats improved their record to 7-1 on the year. Beaton was at it again, scoring just 15 seconds in this time around, picking up his team-leading sixth goal of the year. Dajhal Kelly would double the lead at the 12 minute mark before Dehli answered back to make it 2-1 with 20 minutes remaining in the half.

Erickson Alves would add an insurance marker at the 30 minute mark and Nye Mayen put the game out of reach with his second goal of the season at the 86 minute mark of the game. Watson and Kosi Agbevor split the game, combining for six saves total. Watson’s two-game clean sheet streak was snapped in the first half, the keeper has made 12 saves over the past three games.

The Lady Bobcats were not as fortunate against the same opponents as the men. An early deficit against Alfred State was too much to overcome and two late goals pushed ESF past BSC on Sunday. After Alfred State broke the ice six minutes into the game, Kai Jacobs brought the Lady Bobcats level in the 42nd minute.

However, the tie would only last two minutes as Alfred State’s Haley Russell’s second goal of the game pushed the lead to one in the 44th minute. Alfred State wouldn’t relinquish the lead again after Allison Vargeson push the scoreline to 3-1 in the 51st minute. Nicolette Weir would pull BSC within one but the Lady Bobcats’ late push to tie wasn’t enough as they dropped their second game of the season.

BSC rebounded with a solid effort on Sunday against ESF, holding the game scoreless for the first hour of play. It would be ESF who finally broke the scoreless tie as Sarah Lundy managed to beat Megan Hagadorn in the 60th minute. ESF would double their lead 10 minutes later on a goal from Heather Carl. The Lady Bobcats now sit at 5-3 on the year and will face SUNY Delhi this evening.