Mercy Men's Soccer Earns 2-2 Tie With St. Rose
Mercy College rallied from behind twice today to secure a 2-2 tie in men’s soccer action against the College of St. Rose. Mercy ran its unbeaten streak to four games, and is now 2-1-2. St. Rose, meanwhile, is now 1-1-1.
St. Rose opened the scoring just 12 minutes into the contest, when Liam Barrett passed to Dylan Klippenstein, who deftly beat Maverick keeper Pedro Velazquez-Diaz (Walden, N.Y./Newberry College). In the 28th minute, Mercy leveled the score when Raldino Powell (Bronx, N.Y./Garvey Maceo) took a pass from Daniele Iamiceli (Ossining, N.Y./Ossining) and found the back of the net.
Not to be outdone, St. Rose once again took the lead when Barrett stole the ball away from Mercy and fed Giancarlo Montenegro, who chipped the ball over the head of Velazquez-Diaz from 18 yards out. At the intermission, Mercy trailed 2-1.
Mercy began the second half pressing hard, earning four corner kicks in the first seven minutes. Finally, in the 77th minute, the Mavericks were able to break through as Keith Dillon (Dublin, Ireland/Moyle Park) fed Marko Loncar (Pleasantville, N.Y./Pleasantville), who knotted the game at 2-2.
In the overtime sessions, Michael Fernandes (Mt. Vernon, N.Y./Blesses Sacrament) had several good scoring chances, but was unable to score the game-winner.
Velazquez-Diaz finished the game with four saves. On the back line, Ben Latchford (Solihull, England/Sacred Heart College) was once again a standout.
Mercy returns to the pitch on Wednesday, September 15, hosting Felician College at 2:00 p.m. at White Plains High School.