Men's Soccer Unable To Hold Late Lead At GBC

Maxi Ojeda scored his first 2018 goal in a Sept. 8 loss at Goldey-Beacom. (Scott du Feu)
Maxi Ojeda scored his first 2018 goal in a Sept. 8 loss at Goldey-Beacom. (Scott du Feu)

WILMINGTON, Del. – Goldey-Beacom College scored three goals in the final 11 minutes of regulation time to earn a come-from-behind 4-2 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference men's soccer victory over visiting Felician University on Saturday afternoon at Nancy Churchman Sawin Field. Both teams were playing their 2018 CACC opener.

Goldey-Beacom (1-3, 1-0) scored with five minutes, 45 seconds, gone by in the match, and carried that 1-0 advantage into halftime. Felician equalized 6:24 into period two when senior Maxi Ojeda (Yonkers, N.Y.) converted a penalty kick.

In the 63rd minute, Felician senior midfielder Niko Iloski (Garfield, N.J.) played a long ball ahead to junior Chris McLaughlin (Hollis, N.Y.). The pass connected, and McLaughlin flicked the ball over the goalkeeper and under the crossbar. Felician led for the first time in the contest.

The visitors' edge held until 10:45 remained, when the Lightning received the tying marker from junior Nicolas Jaramillo (Cali, Colombia). Fewer than 3 ½ minutes of game time later, Jaramillo struck again, burying a strike from 10 yards away to put GBC ahead for good. Lightning senior Suhail Bismilla (Johannesburg, South Africa), the reigning CACC Goalkeeper of the Year, stopped two Felician shots in the next two minutes, and the hosts added a penalty kick by Eduardo Coimbra (Curitiba, Brazil) with 0:58 to play for the final margin.

Coimbra finished with a goal and an assist, and Bismilla earned the victory with seven saves. Ethan McGuire (Sydney, Australia) who tallied the Lightning's first goal, led his side with five shots, while McLaughlin came off the bench to top Felician with five. Felician keeper Joe Sartori (Wood-Ridge, N.J.) was also credited with seven saves.

In all, GBC held a slight 18-17 shot advantage. The match featured 41 fouls (24-17 GBC), six yellow cards and two red cards.

Felician, which completed a season-opening stretch of five games in 10 days, hosts Concordia (N.Y.) College on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Lyndhurst, N.J.