The SUNY Potsdam men’s soccer team fell 3-0 to a streaking
SUNY Brockport team. The Golden Eagles (6-0-2, 2-0 SUNYAC) scored two second half goals, including a penalty kick, to stay undefeated.
Brockport controlled the play in the first half, pinning the Bears in
their own end for most of the period. Strong play by the Potsdam defense and Bears’ sophomore goalkeeper Joe Glackin (Latham, N.Y./Shaker), who made five first half saves, kept the Golden Eagles off the board until late in the period. Brockport finally broke through in the 40th minute as senior midfielder Jamey Crumb (McGraw, N.Y./McGraw) fired a shot through a crowd to the left of a diving Glackin. Brockport took the 1-0 lead into halftime.
Brockport was even stronger in the second half, further clamping down on the Potsdam offense. While the score remained the same tempers heated up. Four yellow cards were awarded in the final period, three for the Bears and one for the Golden Eagles. In the 78th minute, Potsdam was called for a handball in the box and Brockport senior defender Mike Bremen (Merrick, N.Y./Bellmore-JFK) buried the ensuing penalty kick. Less than two minutes later the Golden Eagles struck again. At the 79:22 mark, Crumb fed senior midfielder Christian Tychostup (Mayfield, N.Y./Mayfield) right in front of the net. Tychostup stepped around a defender and fired a shot for the final goal of the contest.
Glackin finished with six saves for Potsdam (1-6-1, 0-2), while Golden Eagle senior goalkeeper Joe Marino (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid) made three stops for the shutout.
Bears Head Coach Adam Parker was satisfied with his team’s effort, especially the defensive corps.
“We knew this was going to be our toughest SUNYAC Weekend, but the guys battled,” said Parker. “(junior) Greg Bennett, (senior) Jon Reeves, (sophomore) Vic Colasacco, and (senior) Brandon Calandra played well for us today, all the defenders did.”
The Bears are back in action on Sept. 28, when they host North Country rival St. Lawrence University at 7 p.m.