BRIDGEPORT, CT - Looking to make the postseason race for the fourth seed interesting, the Queens College men's soccer were unable to answer the barrage launched by the Purple Knights of University of Bridgeport in a 6-2 loss in East Coast Conference action Wednesday afternoon. With the loss, the Knights dropped to 5-7-4 overall, 2-4-2 in league play, while the Purple Knights moved to 3-10-2 overall, and 3-3-2 in conference.
The Knights jumped out an early 1-0 lead in the sixth minute of play as senior Nikolas Maher dribbled past his defenders and beat UB goalie Fabio Junior. But the Purple Knights responded with three unanswered goals as Bridgeport took a 3-1 lead into the half.
Looking to cut into the deficit, Maher's shot in the 50th minute was saved by Junior. Freshman Emgi Gousse's shot on goal was denied by Junior before his next shot sailed wide. Sophomore András Breuer tallied a goal for the Knights in the 64th minute with a penalty kick to beat Junior. However, Queens had no answer for Bridgeport offensive's onslaught as they racked up three more goals in the final 15 minutes to stagger the Knights and their postseason hopes.
Senior goalie James Brostowski saved three shots for QC, while Junior made three saves for the Purple Knights. Queens was outshot 20-15. The loss marked the first time the Knights conceded six goals since the 2012 season when the Knights dropped an 8-2 decision to LIUPost.
UP NEXT: The Knights conclude the regular season Sunday, Oct. 30 as they travel to Rockville Center, NY, to play the Golden Lions of Molloy College with kickoff set for 3:00 pm.