Saturday, September 30, 2017

ST. FRANCIS KNOCKS OFF #14 RANKED BROWN & MIT



Boca Raton's Levente Varga Nets 2 For The Terriers


The #16 ranked St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers got three goals from sophomore driver Bogdan Kostic and held on for a 5-4 NEWPC victory against the #14 ranked Brown Bears, on Saturday morning at the SFC Aquatics Center.  The Red & Blue cruised past MIT, 10-5, in the evening contest and have now won five straight, improving to 5-5 (3-0 NEWPC).

The Terriers played their best defense of the season as they avenged a 12-11 season-opening overtime loss to Brown on September 2nd in Providence, Rhode Island.
 
St. Francis Brooklyn freshman goalie Finn Doerries made eight saves, including four in the second period alone to stymie the Bears' attack.
 
The Terriers held what seemed to be a comfortable 5-2 advantage with under four minutes remaining in the contest, however the visitors scored at the 3:43 mark and then inched within a single tally after another marker with 1:51 left. 
 
However, St. Francis Brooklyn's defense rose to the occasion and was able to generate a turnover and then forced Brown into a difficult shot with just over twenty seconds left.  Following a timeout, the hosts were able to run out the clock without allowing the Bears another opportunity on net.

Junior Botond Kadar opened the scoring nearly two minutes into the match with a blast from the left wing.  Kostic scored the first of his goals to make it 2-0 at the 2:50 mark with a shot from the top of the box.
 
Brown was able to cut the deficit in half after Armen Deirmenjian capitalized on a penalty shot with 2:33 left in the first quarter, however, the Bears were held off the scoreboard for the rest of the half.  Kostic gave the hosts a 3-1 lead with a goal just before halftime.
 
The Bears closed within 3-2 after Austin Hwang's tally with 5:15 left in the third quarter, but sophomore Luka Budak found the back of the net just over a minute later.  Kostic scored the final goal for the Terriers to make it 5-2 with 3:15 left in the third quarter.

Against MIT, freshman Levente Varga scored the first two goals of the game and junior Nikita Prokhin finished with a match-high three tallies to lead the Terriers to victory.  St. Francis Brooklyn was never challenged as they took a 7-1 advantage at halftime.

Sophomore goalie Viktor Klauzer made nine saves in goal.
 
The Terriers will host No. 11 ranked Harvard at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Levente Varga - 2017 Bio








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