Two Second-Half Goals Lead Terriers Past Howard


BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY – The St. Francis Brooklyn men's soccer team defeated the Howard Bison, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at Brooklyn Bridge Park-Pier 5. The Terriers improved to 3-5 overall with the win. The Bison moved to 1-3-1. HOW IT HAPPENED: Howard recorded the first two shots of the match but failed to score. In the 26th minute, the Terriers generated their first chance and capitalized. Junior defender Marco Torriani blasted a free kick, from 20 yards out, into the back of the net to put the home team up 1-0. St. Francis Brooklyn, which outshot the Bison 5-2 in the first half, created the majority of the chances for the remainder of the half and led 1-0 at the break. The visitors tied the score, 1-1, in the 63rd minute on a goal from Andres Gomes. But the Terriers answered six minutes later, senior forward Ali Tounkara touched a cross from senior midfielder Amir Islami, who tallied two assists, into the back of the net to make it a 2-1 contest. Junior forward Matteo Caribotti added an insurance marker in the 83rd minute to increase SFBK's advantage to 3-1.

t. Francis outshot Howard 13-7, and freshman goalkeeper Andrea Lubbia made one save and improved to 2-2 on the se