Eight Straight! Men’s Soccer Beats Mount in Overtime, 2-1
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The LIU Brooklyn men's soccer team won their eighth-straight game Sunday afternoon in downtown Brooklyn, beating Mount St. Mary's in overtime, 2-1. The win keeps the Blackbirds undefeated on LIU Field, moves them to a 9-3-1 record overall, and keeps them unblemished at 4-0 in Northeast Conference action. Sunday was also Alumni Day and Senior Day, as the Blackbirds honored their eight graduating seniors prior to the game. But the momentum was firmly on the visitor's side early on. Mount St. Mary's came out aggressively in their first game on LIU Field in over six years, scoring just 24 seconds into the contest. MSM freshman Yann Kouemi would rip a shot from the top of the box to give his team an early 1-0 lead. But the Blackbirds came fighting back, and would dominate the Mountaineers for the rest of the game. LIU outshot the Mount 35-5 in the contest; senior keeper Bobby Edwards was outstanding in net for MSM, making 10 saves to keep his team in the game. Because of Edwards' efforts, LIU wouldn't get on the board until the 86th minute, but when they did, it was in grand fashion. Senior Filip Nordström took a free kick from the left side of the field, and crossed it to the front of the net. Sophomore Erik Johansson was waiting, and one-touched it across the front of the net, where junior Zach Peterson was rushing the goal. Peterson was able to tap it in for the first goal of his collegiate career, tying the game up 1-1 and sending the contest into overtime. In the OT period, it was another set piece that would prove to be the difference for LIU. After senior Rasmus Hansen was fouled near the end line, Nordström would take the free kick once more, and notch his second assist of the game. Nordström's kick found freshman Huib Achterkamp right in front of the net, and the 6-4 rookie was able to head it in past Edwards, giving the Blackbirds the golden goal win, 2-1. Up next, the Blackbirds travel south to take on the Pennsylvania contingent of the NEC, taking on Robert Morris, Friday, October 19, and Saint Francis U., Sunday, October 21 at 2 p.m.