BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – With less than 20 minutes remaining in the match, it looked as if the Queens College men's soccer team was on its way to a second straight victory on Wednesday night at Bloomfield College. However, the Bears stunned the Knights with three second-half goals in less than 13 minutes to steal the victory.
Queens drops to 1-2 overall with the defeat, while Bloomfield improves to 2-1 on the season.
With just 2:23 remaining until halftime, sophomore Pedro Lamarre put the Knights ahead, 1-0, with his first career goal. The Knights kept the Bears from putting any shots on goal in the half, heading into the break with all the momentum, just as they have done in each of their three matches thus far in 2017.
Things were still looking good for Queens during the first part of the second half, outshooting Bloomfield, 4-1, over the first 12 minutes of the second period. Once the 66th minute rolled around, Bloomfield began to put the pressure on with a pair of shots, but both went wide.
After a yellow card on Queens, Bloomfield's Jamar Leigh put home a header off a free kick by Bryan Medina to tie the game up at 1-1. Just 3:23 later, the Bears struck again, as Medina gave Bloomfield a 2-1 lead with a goal off Nicholas Calabia's feed.
Queens had an opportunity to potentially equalize the match with a corner kick in the 78th minute, but nothing came of it. Bloomfield kept the pressure on with two more shots in less than a minute, as the clock ticked past the 80th minute. In the 85th minute, the Bears put it away when Calabia stole the ball and cashed in with the team's third goal in 12:34.
Lamarre registered two shots in addition to the Knights' lone goal. Junior Alejandro de Otero tallied two shots on goal, while classmate Andres Huerfano recorded a pair of shots in his Queens debut. Medina and Calabia each recorded three points apiece for Bloomfield.
The Knights will remain on the road, traveling to Albany, N.Y., to face The College of Saint Rose on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m.