Men’s Soccer Wins 2021 CUNYAC Championship, Earn NCAA Spot!

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The Baruch College Bearcats are CUNYAC’s men’s soccer champions, defeating Lehman College on penalties, 3-1, in the 2021 Championship final on Saturday night at Brooklyn College. With the victory, Baruch wins the league’s automatic auction for the 2021 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship. The selection show is scheduled for Monday, November 8 at 1:30 p.m. on NCAA.com.

After 110 minutes of action, the conference title ended with five sets of penalties. The number one seeded Lightning made their first penalty attempt, but failed to convert on their next three shots, while the second-seeded Bearcats missed their first try but failed to convert on their next three shots. managed to convert on their next three attempts to win their seventh conference championship in program history. and the first since 2018.

“I’m just proud of the championship,” said head coach Baruch, Dima Kamenchchik. “Not just because it’s a championship in itself, but because of everything the guys put into it. Not having the 2020 season and coming out of the pandemic, the team worked so hard to really make it happen. there, and I’m just really proud of the team more than the championship itself. “

Guardian of Baruch Kellen sala was named MVP of the game, making six saves, including a critical save on penalties to preserve the victory.

Baruch, after a 1-0 victory over No.3 CCNY in the semi-final, scored the game’s opener in the 23rd minute. Bianco Bambaren played a ball in the box, which was surrounded by Luis Munoz for finishing the left foot in the net for his first goal of the season.

Needing a goal to save his season, Lehman scored the equalizer in the 86th minute. On a free kick opportunity, Edward Victorio slid a low right-footed shot through the Bearcats wall on a pass from Mubarak Ouro, CUNYAC 2021 player of the year, from 25 meters.

Baruch almost took the lead a minute later on a shot from Jaédon Seneca, but his shot bounced off the left post.

In the first overtime period, CUNYAC All-Star Cormac Foley had a chance in the 97th minute but his shot sailed high. The all-talk performer had another good appearance in the 106th minute, but the all-league goalkeeper Demiraldo Grunasi made a terrific save to keep the score tied.

The two teams combined for 41 attempted shots and 16 corner opportunities in the game.

RECENT HISTORY BELOW …
YEAR: GENERAL, CUNYAC RECORD (CUNYAC PLACE), FINALS FINALS, POST-SEASON
Wins-defeats-ties

2021: 7-6-1, 5-2 (2nd place), CUNYAC champions, NCAA berth (Dima Kamenchchik)

2020: Canceled by Covid-19

2019: 7-10-1, 4-3 (3rd place), loss in the semi-final

2018: 8-6-4, 4-1-2 (2nd place), CUNYAC champions, NCAA berth (Dima Kamenchchik)

2017: 8-8, 5-3 (4th place), losses in the quarter-finals

2016: 5-9-3, 2-4-2 (6th place), loss in the semi-final

2015: 8-8, 5-3 (4th place), losses in the quarter-finals

2014: 12-6-2, 4-2-2 (4th place), CUNYAC Champions, NCAA dock (Ranford Champagnie)

2013: 12-6, 8-0 (1st place), Champions CUNYAC, NCAA berth (Ranford Champagnie)

2012: 11-6-3, 6-0-2 (1st place), Champions CUNYAC, NCAA Berth (Ranford Champagnie)

2011: 8-8-2, 4-3-1 (3rd place), defeats in the finals-penalty kicks

2010: 12-5-2, 7-2 (1st place), defeats in semi-finals-penalty kicks, ECAC berth

2009: 7-7-3, 6-1-2 (2nd place), lost in the semi-final

2008: 7-5-5, 5-3 (3rd place), defeats in the quarterfinals-penalty kicks, CEAC berth

2007: 5-12, 2-5 (7th place), losses in the quarterfinals

2006: 12-7-1, 5-2-1 (2nd place), CUNYAC champions, NCAA berth (Ranford Champagnie)

2005: 8-7-3, 4-1-3 (3rd place), loss in the semi-final

2004: 11-4-1, 5-3 (4th place), CUNYAC champions, NCAA berth (Ranford Champagnie)

2003: 4-12, 1-6 (8th place), losses in the quarterfinals

ALL THE TIME
CUNYAC Tournament Championships:
2004, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2021
CUNYAC Regular Season Championships: 1989, 2010, 2012, 2013
NCAA playoff appearances: 2004, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2021
CEAC playoff appearances: 2008, 2010

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