The Berkeley College New Jersey men's soccer team picked up its first victory of the 2018 campaign on Monday afternoon, turning back Penn State Worthington Scranton in convincing fashion by a score of 6-2. The match took place in Dumore, Pennsylvania. With the win, the Knights improved to 1-5 on the season, while the Nittany Lions dipped to 0-2 on the season.
Six different players scored for the Knights on the afternoon in what was a complete team victory. In the ninth minute (8:50), Wender Lima recoded a goal (assisted by Ichiaka Doumbia) to give Berkeley College an early 1-0 advantage. The Knights would increase that lead to two goals when Doumbia would slice a ball into the back of the net off a beautiful pass from Sebastian Cannizzo. Jordan Bailey (from Christopher Azevedo) and Arzheen Othman (from Hector Guevara) accounted for the other two goals for Berkeley in the first half. After 45 minutes of play, the Knights held a commanding 4-0 lead.
Penn State Worthington Scranton would not go down quietly, though, as the Nittany Lions worked themselves back into the game with a pair of unassisted goals by Christian Toussaint in the 50th and 57th minutes of action. That cut the Knights' lead in half, 4-2. Berkeley would get one of those goals back in the 68th minute (at 67:54) when Azevedo would record an unassisted goal. Hector Guevara capped the scoring for the Knights when he scored at 79:17 (from Othman) to give Berkeley its four-goal edge back at 6-2.
Berkeley dominated this game with a 25-4 advantage in the shots category.
The Knights will return to action on Sunday afternoon, as Berkeley College will travel to Syracuse, NY to battle Bryant & Stratton-Syracuse. Start-time is scheduled for 1:00pm.