Terriers Register Second-Straight Shutout Victory With Dramatic Win Over FDU
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY – The St. Francis Brooklyn men's soccer team (6-8-0, 3-2-0 NEC) notched its second win in a row as it blanked Fairleigh Dickinson, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon. The win marked the second clean sheet in as many games and their fifth shutout of the season. The Terriers' exploded for a pair of goals in the final three minutes of play to propel them to their third conference win of the season. St. Francis Brooklyn has defeated Fairleigh Dickinson in each of the teams last three meetings dating back to 2016. All three of the wins have been shutout as the Terriers have outscored the Knights, 6-0, over the three-game span. HOW IT HAPPENED:
Defense dominated the first 85 minutes of this NEC bout. The Terriers and Knights went back and forth until the final minutes of the game when sophomore defender Yoann Assoumin scored his first career goal in the 87th, which proved to be the game-winner. Junior midfielder Julien Remiti sent a free kick into the box, and Assoumin was able to come up with the beautifully placed ball and fired it passed the Knights' goalkeeper.
Senior forward Ali Tounkara does what he does best – score goals. The forward tallied his fifth goal of the season and third in as many games in the 90th minute of action. Remiti found a streaking Tounkara in the open field, Tounkara fired a shot on net but was denied. Tounkara stayed with his initial shot and was able to come up with the ball and put another shot on goal, this time he was able to cash in with the Terriers' second goal of the contest.
Freshman goalkeeper Andrea Lubbia picked his fourth win of the season. The win marked Lubbia's second consecutive clean sheet and fourth of the season. The freshman made three saves in the win. Two of his three saves came in the 56th minute when the Knights had a flurry around the net. Lubbia rejected Fredinho Mompremier and Daniel Lasarte on back-to-back chances.
As a team, the Terriers attempted 11 shots with seven on goal, while the Knights took 13 shots, but only three made it to the goalkeeper. Each side took three corners apiece.
UP NEXT: The Terriers head up to Pennsylvania to take on Saint Francis (PA) on Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m.