Ndiaye Jr.’s Game-Winner Lifts Men’s Soccer Past Brooklyn in OT

Ndiaye Jr.’s Game-Winner Lifts Men’s Soccer Past Brooklyn in OT

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — It was Mohamed Ndiaye Jr.'s (Senegal, West Africa/Washington Irving) golden goal in the fourth minute of overtime that saw the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) men's soccer team (2-6) win their first overtime game in program history, defeating borough rivals Brooklyn College (0-6), 4-3, on Saturday afternoon.

How it Happened

After being awarded a penalty in the 12th minute, Brooklyn's Alex Zecena had his shot saved but scored on the ensuing rebound to give the home team the 1-0 lead. Eight minutes later, the Bears were awarded a penalty of their own; which Thomas Mastoras (Bayside, N.Y./Francis Lewis) converted to level the score, 1-1. In the 38th minute, Mateusz Georges' (Brooklyn, N.Y./New Utrecht) first goal of the season gave the Bears a 2-1 lead off a cross by Mastoras.

Five minutes into the second half, Zecena scored his second goal of the game to tie the game at two; which was immediately followed by a red card for the Bulldogs. Joseph Sepulveda (East Elmhurst, N.Y./Bayside) scored a minute following the Brooklyn goal, taking advantage of the hosts being down a man, to give the Bears a 3-2 lead. The Bulldogs scored again in the 79th minute to tie the game 3-3 before the end of regulation.

Less than five minutes into the start of the extra session, Ndiaye Jr., who entered the game as a 65th-minute substitute, scored off a ball deflected off Brooklyn's goalkeeper; securing the Bears' second win of the season.

For the Bears

  • Ndiaye Jr.'s goal was his first as a Bear.
  • Mastoras provided both Bears' assists in the game.
  • Of the team's seven shots on goal, Mastoras, Sepulveda and Ndiaye Jr. each registered two.
  • Georges led the team in shots with three.
  • Alejandro Oliveros (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grover Cleveland) came up with five saves.

Up Next

The Bears will conclude their non-conference schedule on Wednesday, September 25 with a visit to the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J. at 7 p.m.