Sep 29, 2018
FLUSHING, N.Y. (Sept. 29, 2018) - The winning goal came off of a set piece as Mercy's Ignacio Mangada scored in the 10th minute of action to lift the Mavericks to a 2-1 win over the Queens College men's soccer team on Saturday (Sept. 29) at the Queens College Soccer Field.
Queens (4-4-1, 2-2 ECC) began the game on its heels as Mercy (5-1-1, 2-1 ECC) won a corner in the opening two-and-a-half minutes of play. The Mavericks came up empty as Jose Izarra's shot attempt went wide, but Mercy would strike for gold just a few minutes later on a similar set piece. Off a low, left-footed corner from Gaston Rozenblum, Mangada rocketed a shot past Queens keeper Michael Bolvin into the center of the net to give the visitors the one-goal edge. Mercy continued to pester as Maximiliano Robelledo-Camus had a shot that was tipped over the bar by Bolvin, and Queens would be held without a shot until the 32nd minute of play. Andras Breuer's attempt was blocked and the resulting rebound by Kevin Quituizaca went wide of the mark. QC had a golden chance to equalize with ninety seconds remaining in the half but Saufyane Ilbuodo's header left-side post went just wide.
The Knights were spotted a frenetic sequence in the opening five minutes of the second half, as Adrian Garcia sent in a speculative effort that squirted off the hands of Mercy keeper Jordan Williams and out for one of several corner kicks in that span. Queens, however, could get nothing from any of their chances as the play turned to aggressive offense for the hosts who were searching for the equalizer. Unfortunately for Queens, no tying goal was to be found and Mercy ended up claiming an insurance marker with 12 minutes remaining in play. Robelledo-Camus forced a turnover deep in Queens territory and Nigel Hawthorne finished a feed into the lower left corner to put Mercy up 2-0. Breuer would score on a penalty kick---his fifth such goal of the season---with six minutes to play but the offensive effort proved to be too little, too late.
Queens outshot the Mavericks by a 12-10 margin in the game and the Knights also had seven corner kick attempts to Mercy's four.
Queens will next be in action on Saturday (Oct. 6) as the Knights welcome in Roberts Wesleyan to Flushing for a 3:30 p.m. game.