May 17, 2012
Knights edge Flames, 2-1
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The Brooklyn Knights opened their Premier Development League season with a 2-1 victory over the Westchester Flames last weekend.
Forward Stefan Dimitrov netted the first goal of the year in the 19th minute on an assist from defender Lukas Fedler before following it up with an unassisted goal in the 37th minute.
Dimitrov led the Blue and Gold with five shots on goal while playing all 90 minutes as forward Jose Batista recorded one shot. Defender Kyle McTurk and midfielder Kevin Correa each put two shots on goal.
After Jake Keegen scored a goal via a penalty kick in the 45th minute to bring Westchester within one goal, goalkeeper Stefan Manz kept the Flames at bay for the remainder of the game as he saved 10 of the 11 shots of goal that he faced.
"I'm stoked to get three points on the road and very pleased with the fighting spirit we showed," Knights coach Andreas Lindberg said. "We played decent at times and Dimitrov showed top class on his two goals."