College Game of the Week: St. Francis Men’s Soccer vs St. Peter’s

St. Francis soccer coach Tom Giovatto said that the new fields at the Brooklyn Bridge Park will give the Terriers, "a real home field advantage." Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Bridge Park via Facebook.

St. Francis soccer coach Tom Giovatto said that the new fields at the Brooklyn Bridge Park will give the Terriers, “a real home field advantage.” Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Bridge Park via Facebook.

COLLEGE GAME OF THE WEEK

WHO: St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers (1-2-0) vs St. Peter’s Peacocks (0-1-1)

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5 (the first St. Francis game here ever)

WHY THIS GAME IS IMPORTANT: The Terriers have never really had a proper home field. Before this season they played at Aviator Sports Complex at Floyd Bennett Field. Before that it was St. John’s University in Queens and the Metropolitan Oval, also in Queens. So getting a new field right down the street from campus with an amazing view of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline is a pretty big deal.

“We can’t wait to play our first game at Brooklyn Bridge Park,” head coach Tom Giovatto told the Eagle. “The field has to be one of the most unique settings in all of college sports, but most importantly, it gives us an opportunity to finally have a real home field advantage. Our students and the St. Francis Brooklyn community can now walk just a few blocks from campus to watch us play.”

The Terriers have one win in three games this season when they beat the US Naval Academy 2-1 during the Hampton Inn BWI Classic. They had a tough 1-0 loss against No. 3 UConn in which they showed the ability to play along one of the elite teams.

St. Peter’s, who plays in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, are not only still looking for its first win, but it is looking for its first goal as well. They’ve been a tough team, taking Temple to overtime and going to double overtime against Lafayette, in two games they haven’t been able to finish.

There will be a lot of pride on the line for the Terriers, who will be looking to break in their new home with a win, but this game should be a good test for both sides.

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

St. Francis junior defender Andy Cormack
St. Francis junior forward Kevin Correa
St. Francis senior forward Gabriel Bagot

St. Peter’s senior goalkeeper Carlos Suarez
St. Peter’s junior forward Omar Crowl (from Brooklyn)
St. Francis senior Maged Alkasimi

COACHES

St. Francis Brooklyn: Tom Giovatto
St. Peter’s: Julian Richens

HOW THEY GOT HERE:

St. Francis
Aug. 30 1-0 loss to University of Connecticut
Sept. 5 2-1 win over U.S. Naval Academy
Sept. 7 3-1 loss to University of Maryland Baltimore County

St. Peter’s
Aug. 30 1-0 (OT) loss to Temple
Sept. 4 0-0 (2OT) tie with Lafayette

FOLLOW THE ACTION: Follow Brooklyn Eagle Sports on Twitter @BkEagleSportsfor updates during the game. Then check back here at the website afterward for recaps, photos, and analysis on the game.

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