BC Sports Recap (Oct. 16 – Oct. 20)

BC's women's soccer team after defeating York College on Oct. 16./BC Athletics

Women’s Soccer Secures Long-Awaited Home Win

By Oscar Docavo


   Brooklyn College’s women’s soccer team hosted York College last Monday, Oct. 16, resulting in a 6-2 Bulldog victory.

   The team played as one, yearning for their first home victory of the season. Freshman Mary Alicia Khosh opened the Bulldogs’ account in the eighteenth minute, scoring her first goal of the year. Khosh’s goal was assisted by junior Angelina Vasta. Vasta, usually a goalkeeper, played as an outfield player in the game. Vasta went on to score at the 24-minute mark before adding a second goal, which was assisted by Khosh at the 28-minute mark.

   York was given a chance to regroup at halftime. The Cardinals fought off initial Bulldog attacks and scored two goals at the 59 and 68-minute marks. Brooklyn responded immediately after the second goal through sophomore Sage Bernstein’s goal in the very same minute. Shortly after, Bernstein assisted a goal made by Imani Dickens at 69 minutes, the freshman’s first goal of the year. Bernstein put the final nail in the coffin with a goal at the 78-minute mark from a free kick to cap off the 6-2 victory.

   The Bulldogs have struggled at home thus far in the season, but hope to use this win as a turning point for their form.


Men’s Soccer Ends Regular Season With A Win And A Draw

By Oscar Docavo


   The men’s soccer team at Brooklyn College played out a 1-1 draw with John Jay on Wednesday, Oct. 18, their final CUNYAC match of the season.

   The two teams nullified each other in the first half, taking a 0-0 draw. After exchanging shots for the beginning of the second half, it was the Bloodhounds who took the lead at the 60-minute mark. The Bulldogs equalized this when sophomore Bradlej Cupi connected with a cross from freshman George Koufos. Cupi put the ball in the back of the net with a thumping header at the 78-minute mark. It was Cupi’s eighth goal of the season. The Bulldogs relied on their senior goalkeeper Carl-Henry Obeissant, who had a busy day, making seven saves to hold on to the draw.

   BC won their final regular season game 1-0 after hosting the Pratt Institute on Thursday, Oct. 19.

   After a stalemate in the first half, Koufos found sophomore Christopher Renna at the 77-minute mark. Renna slotted home his first goal of the season to give Brooklyn a thrilling victory. Brooklyn was outshot 19-15 by Pratt, but created the more clear cut chances with eight on target compared to Pratt’s five. Junior goalkeeper Hady Bakry made five saves before needing to be substituted for Obeissant, who also made a save.

   Brooklyn finished the regular season 4-9-1 overall. The Bulldogs’ opponent for the playoffs will be announced soon.


Women’s Volleyball Dominates At Purchase

By Oscar Docavo


   The Bulldogs traveled to Westchester on Friday, Oct. 20, for a non-conference showdown with the Purchase College Panthers. BC went home with the win, sweeping Purchase 3-0.

   After suffering two losses last week, Brooklyn College’s women’s volleyball team needed a victory. They did just that, sweeping Purchase in a comfortable win. Senior Ashley Fung and junior Sydney Gdanski set the tone for Brooklyn’s dominance with back-to-back kills to kick off the match. Brooklyn won the first set 25-13.

   The Bulldogs upped the ante for Purchase in the second set, taking a 19-5 lead. At that point, junior Aleah Rafat put the set out of reach for Purchase with a kill and two aces. The second set finished 25-10.

   The third set was the most competitive until the Bulldogs scored eight unanswered points to close out the set 25-13. Fung and Rafat stepped up after Purchase made the third set close. Fung served up two kills, and Rafat provided three service aces.

   Fung was the star of the night with 11 kills, one ace, and nine digs. She is now on milestone watch, needing only two more kills to reach 1,000 career kills. Fung would be the first Bulldog in history to achieve this feat.

   Brooklyn’s record is now 9-11.


Women’s Tennis Falls During Their Last Two Matches Of The Season

By Avi Wizwer


   The Bulldogs took on Pratt Institute on Thursday, Oct. 19, resulting in a 9-0 loss.

   In the first three doubles matches, Brooklyn’s women’s tennis team fought hard but came up short, losing all three matches 8 sets to 1. The singles matches were also fought with a valiant effort, but came up short again, not winning any of the matches. Brooklyn College didn’t have an answer to retaliate with, but pushed incredibly hard until the very end.

   For the last game of the season, the Bulldogs traveled to Kean University on Saturday, Oct. 21, losing in a final score of 8-1.

   Brooklyn struggled during the doubles matches against Kean, fighting hard but coming up short against the Cougars. The team lost 3-0 to all three of their doubles matches. The singles matches looked more of the same as Brooklyn struggled against Kean’s players. In the #4 singles match, junior Diana Rezk climbed her way to victory, winning the first set (6-3), followed by a loss during the second set (3-6). Finally, Rezk closed it out by winning (10-5) to give the Bulldogs their only victory of the day.

   In a hard-fought battle away from home, the Bulldogs gave it everything they had in an exceptional effort, but couldn’t manage to come out on top.

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