BROOKLYN, NY – The club’s first team (1-0-1) drew against the newly formed Cedar Stars Rush squad (0-1-1) in the Poly Prep Country Day School debut on Tuesday night. The first team did not record a single shot in the first half, but came out of the locker room in the second half outscoring the opposition seven to two. The Rush earned their first point in their existence in their second road slate of the game after getting shutout on Long Island two days prior.
Both squads began with possession in each other’s end for the first 15 minutes of play, where no action took place. The first notable action included the LIU Post’s Kyle Parrish try to find Canisus’s Filippo Tamburini on a cross that went inches past the speedy forward just three minutes after possession took place. The attempted cross from Parrish gave the Rush life as they finished the first half outshooting the first team 5-0.
Substitutions for the first team included former Tampa Bay Rowdies NPSL forward Karamba Janneh, who scored the second goal against Evergreen on Saturday, along with team veteran Ousman “Robi” Sillah. The first team was able to give Rush’s goalkeeper Jason Dubrovich everything they had, where they shot seven times in a 26-minute span. Two shots made it to the opposing keeper from Alexis Santa and Conor McGlynn that went just wide. The contest ended with three minutes of stoppage time that resulted in each team obtaining a lone point.
The first team currently sits in first place in the Mid-Atlantic Division with one point ahead of Reading United AC. This is the first time that the club sits with an undefeated record through two games in the club’s tenure within USL League Two.
The club’s first team returns home against the Nor’easters of Ocean City on Saturday, May 18 for an 8:30 p.m. kickoff from Poly Prep Country Day School. The contest can be viewed on I-95 Sports and Entertainment Network, along with the club’s YouTube page. Admission is free for all guests.