Tsygankov's Game-Winner Stuns Rams in Double OT

J.T. Famularo
J.T. Famularo

College of Staten Island - 4, Farmingdale State - 3

Farmingdale, N.Y. - After losing the lead with 10 seconds remaining in regulation, Staten Island's Daniel Tsygankov (Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored the game-winning goal with 8:40 left in double overtime.  

Farmingdale State (2-5) broke the scoreless tie only 15:09 into the contest as junior midfielder James Curley (Clifton Park, N.Y.) netted the pass from senior defender Vincent Danetti (Wantagh, N.Y.). Only 6:01 later, the Rams increased their lead to 2-0 on a goal by junior midfielder J.T. Famularo (Levittown, N.Y.).

The Dolphins (1-5) cut the lead in half with 9:47 left to play in the first as senior forward Alfonso Castaneda (Staten Island, N.Y.) connected off the pass from Nicholas Bacarella (Staten Island, N.Y.). Farmingdale State took a 2-1 advantage into the halftime break.

Staten Island evened the score at 2-2 in the 63rd minute of action after a Brandon Cadmen (Brooklyn, N.Y.) goal and Nermin Kurtesi (Curtis Korle, Germany) recorded the assist. The Dolphins took their first lead of the game with 10:39 left on the clock after an unassisted goal by sophomore defender Marcin Klim (Curtis Elk, Poland).

With only 10 seconds remaining in regulation, Famularo scored the game-tying goal on a header off the throw in by Anthony Leonick (Levittown, N.Y.).

After a scoreless first overtime, Tsygankov scored the game-winning goal for Staten Island only 1:20 into double overtime. The Dolphins picked up their first victory of the season this afternoon.

Freshman goalkeeper Robert Tucker (Oceanside, N.Y.) recorded 10 saves for Farmingdale State, while sophomore John Gioeli (Staten Island, N.Y.) stopped six shots in the win.

The Rams next will open Skyline Conference play as they head to Mount Saint Mary College on Saturday, September 20th at 3:00 p.m.