Gavilanes and Sepulveda Score as Men’s Soccer Drops Close Match to Mount Saint Vincent

Gavilanes and Sepulveda Score as Men’s Soccer Drops Close Match to Mount Saint Vincent

BRONX, N.Y. ⁠— A pair of goals by underclassmen Joao Gavilanes (Fresh Meadows, N.Y./Francis Lewis) and Joseph Sepulveda (East Elmhurst, N.Y./Bayside) wasn't enough for the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) men's soccer team (4-11-1, 2-6 Skyline) as they fall to the College of Mount Saint Vincent (3-10-1, 2-5-1 Skyline) on Saturday afternoon from Marillac Field in the Bronx.

How it Happened

The Dolphins scored the first goal of the match in the 11th minute when Antonio Padilla scored on an assist by Anthony Lima. Five minutes before the end of the first 45, Sory Konate added to the Dolphins tally as they took a 2-0 lead into the halftime break. Despite the scoreline, the Bears fired four off more shots than their opposition; leading 11-7 in that category with senior Thomas Mastoras (Bayside, N.Y./Francis Lewis) contributing to three of the 11 shots to lead the team.

21 seconds into the second half, Sepulveda scored the opening goal for St. Joseph's to cut the deficit to one, 2-1. Six minutes later, the Bears to draw the match level at two goals apiece on Gavilanes' second goal of the season. The match would remain tied until Konate converted a 65th-minute penalty kick for the Dolphins to retake the lead. In the waning moments of the conference affair, Mount Saint Vincent took advantage of an own goal in the 82nd minute to seal their third win of the season and second in Skyline play.

For the Bears

  • The Bears outshot the Dolphins 22-17 in the loss.
  • Sepulveda's goal was his 11th on the year and third in two games. He also took six shots with all but one finding the face of goal.
  • Mastoras attempted five shots in the game with a shot on target.
  • Alejandro Oliveros (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grover Cleveland) stopped five on the nine shots faced in the match.

Up Next

The Bears will celebrate Senior Night and conclude their home schedule as Sarah Lawrence College visits Aviator Field on Wednesday, October 23 at 7 p.m. Live stats and video will be available on