College Game of the Week: St. Francis 3, St. Peter’s 1

St. Francis christened its new home field at the Brooklyn Bridge Park with a 3-1 victory over St. Peter's on Tuesday night. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

St. Francis christened its new home field at the Brooklyn Bridge Park with a 3-1 victory over St. Peter’s on Tuesday night. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

There was quite a lot of excitement in the air as the St. Francis Brooklyn Men’s Soccer team finally got to play at their new home field at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Terriers christened their new digs the right way too as they beat St. Peter’s 3-1 on Tuesday night in front of at least 250 fans, a huge crowd considering their old “home” field was a 17.5 mile drive all the way across Brooklyn.

Junior forward Kevin Correa even made sure that the new home field didn’t have to wait long for its first goal as he got a long feed from Cyril Coisne, went streaking down the right side of the field, and chipped it in to go up 1-0. That seemed to calm everyone’s nerves for a time, but St. Peter’s answered back with a goal of their own as Omar Crowl scored during the 35th minute to tie it at 1-1.

TURNING POINT: Going into the second half tied at 1-1, the game was getting more physical and each side was almost literally fighting for each possession. That’s when Gabriel Bagot took over though as he scored on a breakaway during the 63rd minute to put the Terriers up 2-1. He then added another goal off a cross by John Johansson during the 80th minute to secure a 3-1 lead.

Bagot was great all game. While St. Peter’s focused on stopping Correa, he did all of the Terriers’ dirty work. He had four shots, all of them on goal, and two of them found the back of the net. They were his first and second goals of the season.

BINKS BLOCKER: It’s took bad I don’t have video of Terriers’ goalkeeper Jack Binks because it would be an absolute highlight reel. Binks made a career-high six saves during the game and the only goal he allowed was the one to Crowl which came off a corner kick from Marcel Maddee. That was a tough shot to stop and even though he didn’t, he made plenty of other amazing stops.

RECORD BOOKS: Correa’s goal, his third on the season, gives him 14 in his St. Francis career. He is now tied for 14th place on the all-time Terrier list and 16th in points with 31.

ALTERCATION: Speaking of Correa, there was nearly a fight late in the first half when Correa was spiked by a member of St. Peter’s. Correa and Louis Mobbs had to be separated. Nothing happened though, just some loud exchanges and there was no further incident afterward. Correa briefly left the game with a minor leg injury.

UP NEXT: The Terriers are now 2-2 on the season with wins against St. Peters and Navy. They’re back in action this Saturday, Sept. 14 as they head down to Washington D.C. to take on Howard University at 3:00 p.m. They beat Howard 3-0 last year.

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