The Berkeley College New York men's soccer team picked up an incredible victory on Wednesday evening, withstanding a late charge from a solid College of New Rochelle team to record a 4-3 overtime victory. The match took place at Flowers Park in New Rochelle, NY. With the win, the Knights improved to 5-4 on the season, and stayed unblemished in HVIAC competition (3-0). The Blue Angels fell to 7-3 on the 2018 campaign, and 3-1 in conference play.
In what was a battle of two teams who very well could be seeing each other down the road in the HVIAC Tournament Finals, the Knights grabbed a commanding 3-0 in the opening 43 minutes of play. Jean-Gardy Derineau scored at 2:11 (from Tcharly Verna), and Anthony Mejia found the back of the net at 11:10 (off a cross pass from Ryuji Sugiyama). Amadou Sy capped the first half scoring for Berkeley with an unassisted goal at 42:08. At the half, the Knights led 3-0.
Berkeley held that aforementioned commanding edge until the 74th minute when the College of New Rochelle would suddenly come alive. The Blue Angels' Marcelo Furchi scored an unassisted goal when he would beat Dario Cruz Sepulveda with the ball before blasting it into a wide open net to cut his team's deficit to 3-1. Rolando Oseguera would score unassisted at 82:21 to pull the Blue Angels to within one, and Furchi would once again score at 87:37 to tie the match at three-all. The conference showdown eventually headed to an overtime period.
In the extra session, veteran Omario Rosen scored the game-winner for Berkeley College 98:06.
The Knights out-shot New Rochelle 17-11 on the evening. Dario Cruz Sepulveda made two stops on the evening while allowing the three goals. It was his toughest performance of the season, but it still resulted in a huge Berkeley win. New Rochelle netminder Elijah Robinson made seven saves in a losing effort while giving up the four goals.
Berkeley College has now won four consecutive contests and will look to extend that winning streak to five on Saturday afternoon as the Knights will take to the road to battle Summit University. Start-time is scheduled for 3:00pm.