The Berkeley College New York men's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to nine contests, today defeating the Steels of Culinary Institute of America by a score of 5-1 in a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game. With the victory, the Knights improved to 9-4-1 overall, and also finished an unblemished 6-0 in regular season conference matches in the process. Culinary dipped to 1-8 overall, and 0-5 in conference.
Berkeley struck twice in the opening half, with the first of those goals coming via a header from Omario Rosen. Matthew Perreira supplied the pass, sending a long ball over the top that Rosen tapped inside the far post to give the Knights a 1-0 edge. Berkeley's other opening half tally came when Jeana-Gardy Derineau sent a looping pass towards the net that was headed in by Rosen. After 45 minutes of action, Berkeley held a 2-0 advantage.
Just 4:59 into the second session, Amadou Sy increased the Knights' lead to 3-0, as he put in a rebound from a few feet away for a goal. Later, at 78:23, Samuel Nortey zipped a pass into the top of the box that was blasted home by Gaetan Roody Derinea to give Berkeley a 4-0 lead. The red-hot Meshema Charles accounted for the Knights' fifth goal, scoring on a rocket shot (from Tcharly Verna) at 83:05.
Culinary Institute would add a late goal in the waning minutes, as Chance Foltyn would score on a free kick from 30 yards out at the 84:18 mark.
Berkeley out-shot the Steels by a count of 22-5 for the match.
The Knights will return to action on Monday afternoon, as the team will take to the road to play Keystone College in its final tune-up for the upcoming HVIAC Tournament. Start-time for the match against the Giants is scheduled for 4:00pm.