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 season. NOTES FROM THE COACH: "We played pretty well," head coach Tom Giovatto said. "I thought Amir was the player of the game. He had everything to do with both goals in the second half. It was great to get Ali back. With Ali back and a couple of the other players back, we'll be okay for next week." UP NEXT: The Terriers continued their five-game homestand Saturday, September 22 against Saint Peter's. Kickoff with the Peacocks is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge Park-Pier 5.