BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's soccer team was defeated by SUNY Cobleskill, 5-2, in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) match Saturday afternoon on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.
Bryn Athyn took the early lead at the 4:01 mark when Brennen McCurdy scored his first goal of the season. McCurdy got his head on an Edgar Rodriguez corner kick in a crowd on the right side of the penalty area and found the back of the net.
The momentum of the fast start was short lived as SUNY Cobleskill scored four times in a 22-minute span to take a 4-1 lead with just 15 minutes left in the first half.
Khadim Diba equalized the match at the 7:38 mark after receiving a lofted ball into the box from Emile Vwaza.
Mame Amar put the Fighting Tigers in front at 19:20, knocking home a crossing pass from Moussa Bamba at the left post. SUNY Cobleskill struck again 65 seconds later on the same exact play, but in this instance, Bamba scored the goal and the crossing pass was delivered by Diba.
Ramel Anderson was the recipient of a fortunate deflection off of a Lion defender in the penalty area. Anderson took a dribble and shot the ball inside the left post to cap the Fighting Tigers' flurry.
The Lions went into halftime down 4-2 as Matheus Souza scored with seven minutes before the break on a chip shot to the right side. Angelo Cascarelli picked up an assist on Souza's second goal of 2017.
After the strong display of offense in the opening half, there was only one goal scored during the final 45 minutes. Bamba notched his second goal of the afternoon just 2:33 into the second half with a 25-yard blast that found the upper left corner to make the score 5-2.
The Fighting Tigers (5-8-2, 3-3-1 NEAC) owned an 18-12 shot advantage, while Bryn Athyn had a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Quentin Hager recorded four saves in a losing effort for Bryn Athyn. The Fighting Tigers' Sam Sherbacow made one save.
Bryn Athyn (5-8-0, 2-6-0 NEAC) gets right back to work with a noon match against SUNY Poly on Sunday, Oct. 22 on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.