. – The Dowling men’s soccer team found it difficult to score against the Bloomfield Bears as they lost by a score of 2-0. After giving up a penalty shot in the 24th
minute Dowling fell behind 1-0. They struggled to find scoring opportunities and the Bears were able to tack on another goal in the second half to earn a 2-0 victory. The Golden Lions see their record slip to 0-3-0 as the Bears improve to 1-2-1.
The Golden Lions called upon goalie Scott Flores
to make some big saves in the 3rd
minute as the Bears tried to score early. The game remained scoreless until a Dowling foul in the 24th
minute provided the Bears with a penalty kick. Marin Jonjic put his shot past the Golden Lions keeper Flores to put Bloomfield ahead 1-0. The Golden Lions attempted to tie the game up right before the half with shots from midfielder Anton Anderesson and back Kier Hetherington
but Bloomfield keeper Wilson Cisneros came up with saves preserving the 1-0 lead going into the break.
Dowling was able to create some early scoring chances at the start of the second half. In the 49th
minute Alex Hailes
put a shot on goal that was saved by Cisneros. The Golden Lions threatened again with a corner kick in the 51st
minute but were unable to find an equalizing goal. The Bears held onto their one goal lead until the 79th
minute when Shaunavon DeSouza scored off of an assist from Shacquille Brown to stretch the lead to the game’s 2-0 final.
The Golden Lions will return to action on September 16th
with an away game against Georgian Court University.