November 3, 2012
Baruch overcomes 2-goal deficit to defeat Brooklyn and capture CUNYAC men's crown
NEW YORK -- Baruch College overcame a two-goal deficits to win City University of New York Athletic Conference men's tournament, defeating Brooklyn College, 4-2, on Randall's Island on Saturday night.
The Bearcats earned an NCAA Division III tournament berth and will discover their first-round opponent and schedule via a live announcement on NCAA.com at 1 p.m. on Monday.
The Bearcats entered the match without having practice all week due to issues related to Hurricane Sandy. They started the match slow and two quick goals by Brooklyn striker Peterson Petit Frere gave the Bulldogs a dramatic 2-0 lead after just three minutes of play.
Despite the awful start, the Bearcats never lost their composure and began their comeback with Akil George scoring a goal on an assist from Povilas Bella in the 17th minute.
Baruch's Kyle Keague tied it on a header off an assist by Nicholas Kolaj in the 54th minute.
The two teams battled looking for the go-ahead goal, but the Bearcats continued their momentum by scoring their third goal in the 72nd minute Christopher Peralta scored on a quick breakaway on an assist by Oren Kozlowski for the stunning 3-2 lead.
They added a fourth goal in the 89th minute to complete the comeback. Kozlowski recorded his second assist of the evening on a Victor Tlepshev counter attack goal.
The Bearcats outshot the Bulldogs, 29-16.