PROVIDENCE, RI – The St. Francis Brooklyn men's water polo team recorded a thrilling overtime victory over Brown on Sunday. After regulation, the game was tied at 12-12. Following the first overtime, the victor was still nowhere in sight. Enter Botond Kadar. With a minute left on the clock, Kadar managed to find his way to the back of the net, ensuring the Terriers' victory by the final score of 13-12.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
St. Francis Brooklyn – 13 | Brown – 12 (OT)
Brown managed to score the first goal of the game, but Matheus Santos was able to strike back to tie the game up. After the Bears managed to make it a two-goal game, a set play from freshman Zane Drobenko cut the Bears' lead. Junior Tadeu Rodrigues added another goal for the Terriers with a five-meter shot. After the first period of play, the Bears led 4-3.
The Terriers outscored the Bears in the second period, 2-1. Team captain Bogdan Kostic scored both of the Terriers' goals in the second period. At halftime the game was tied, 5-5.
Dimitrov's team managed to break free in the third period. Botond Kadar and William Lapkin each scored a pair of goals in the third period. Jonas Veazey also registered a goal in the frame for the Terriers.
At the beginning of the fourth period, the Terriers were up by two. The Bears managed to come back, but a quick solution from Prokhin reclaimed the Terriers' lead.
After the Bears scored again, Lapkin tallied his third goal of the game, only for the Bears to give a final push, forcing the game into overtime.
With five minutes gone by, it was down to the last minute of the second overtime. The Terriers got a man-up, giving Kadar a perfect opportunity to position himself to end the game. From the left top, Kadar took the ball, faked a couple of times, before ultimately defeating Brown's goalie, bringing a long game to a well-deserved close.
Benedek Molnar, the Terriers' goalie, recorded 13 saves during regulation, before passing the torch to Viktor Klauzer in the overtime.
The Terriers dive back in on Sunday, November 4, at noon, when they travel to New Jersey to face the Princeton Tigers.