WRITTEN BY NICOLAS FERNANDES
The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men’s soccer team defeated the Saint Peter’s University Peacocks 2-1 Wednesday night, with a goal from senior forward Yussuf Olajide in the last few minutes of double overtime.
This improved the Terriers to (3-3-2), while their opponent fell to (1-4-2).
The first goal came in the match’s 38th minute from Peacocks senior midfielder/forward Luke Fairlamb.
The unassisted goal put the visitors in the lead for almost the entire 90 minutes. It wasn’t until the end of the second period that the Terriers grabbed a point.
Senior midfielder Salvatore Barone scored a goal with an assist from sophomore midfielder Tommy De Andrade in the 86th minute.
This was Barone’s first goal of the season as well as De Andrade’s first assist. Before tonight’s victory, Barone had made one assist and shot 0-for-9. De Andrade had not yet recorded any assists and shot 0-for-3.
With less than three minutes left in the second round of overtime, Olajide scored the tie-breaking goal.
With an assist from junior defender Dominick Falanga, the senior ran up the right side and beat the keeper at the far post.
Olajide also scored in double overtime last Wednesday night, leading the Terriers to a 2-1 victory over the NJIT Highlanders. With his second goal of the season, this makes him the team’s leading scorer.
The Terriers shot 2-for-16 tonight, while the Peacocks shot 1-for-11.
The Peacocks didn’t go offsides once, but the Terriers did so five times.
Terriers junior keeper Roberto Bazichetto recorded three saves in what was his first match played this season. Peacocks senior keeper Jamie Cleland recorded four saves.
The next challenge for the Terriers comes on Saturday, when they will host the Howard University Bisons at 1 pm.