FLUSHING, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2018) - With the game tied at one-all midway through the second half, sophomore striker Pedro Lamarre came off the bench to score a pair of goals to lift the Queens College men's soccer team over Saint Michael's by a 3-1 score on Thursday (Aug. 30).
Queens (1-0) jumped out to an early lead with fast pace and aggressive offense, keeping Saint Michael's (0-1) on its heels. Andras Breuer converted on a penalty kick in the fourth minute following a handball in the box against the Purple Knights. Breuer's left-footed penalty shot was true to form and down the middle of the line, with Saint Michael's keeper Leland Gazo guessing wrong on the attempt. Emgi Gousse nearly doubled the Knights' lead in the sixth minute, but Gazo was able to stop the hosts from jumping ahead by two goals. The visitors got the equalizer in the 27th minute as Kenny Cesar headed home a throw-in from the near sideline past QC keeper Mike DeCanio.
The two sides remained tied going into the second half when Lamarre came onto the field in the 66th minute. His arrival to the pitch provided an immediate jolt of energy with the sophomore scoring the go-ahead goal two minutes later. Lamarre flicked in a cross from Kevin Quituizaca past second-half keeper Gabriel Pineda. In the 78th minute, Saint Michael's went down a man after a red card was issued to Chris Gallier; less than a minute later, Lamarre finished off a heady clearance as the counterattack proved lethal with the second-year attacker netting his brace to give Queens the comfortable win.
The hosts outshot Saint Michael's by a 9-8 margin with Breuer, Lamarre and Konstantine Mendrinos each totaling two shots for Queens. DeCanio made two saves and played a strong game in net to earn the victory for the Knights, as well.
Queens will travel to New Hampshire on Saturday (Sept. 1) to face Franklin Pierce at 7 p.m.