By Dylan Flynn
Regulation time was not enough on a cold night at Purchase College. The Purchase Men’s Soccer team continued their 2019 season on Friday against the Beavers of The City College of New York (CCNY). With seven minutes left in a 10 minute overtime period, freshman Andrew Dubron was able to bury a goal and give the Panthers a 2-1 victory.
“It’s all about putting teams to the sword and killing games off when we can,” said Head Coach Brandon Levine about how he prepared his team for over time. “The longer we leave teams in games, the more aggression and belief they’re gonna have.”
Purchase dominated all game, getting chance after chance to score, but they could not convert. The lone Panther regulation goal came with 13 minutes left in the first half off the foot of sophomore Rolando Osugera, giving Purchase a 1-0 lead.
The Panther attack was able to get off 21 shots missing wide or high on a majority of them. Failure to find the back of the net allowed CCNY to tie the game at one when Baba Faal scored nine minutes into the second half. Beaver goalie Kacper Lesniack made four big saves in the second half to hold the score at one.
The Panthers will be back in action Wednesday, Sept. 11 when they take on Lehman College in their final game before kicking off their Skyline schedule.