WATERBURY, Conn. -- Senior Andre Lindsay made a stop on a penalty kick in the 86th minute to preserve Post's 4-3 victory against Bloomfield on Monday afternoon in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) quarterfinals. It was the first time all season the Eagles have allowed more than one goal in a game.
Junior Terrell Whitting put Post ahead 1-0 in the 3rd minute off a long throw in by senior Joe Baccielo that deflected of senior Ani Lekaj. Bloomfield quickly answered back as Bendjy Cetoute scored on a rebound off his free kick in the sixth minute.
Sophomore Francisco Sastre scored the first of his two goals in the 29th minute. Baccielo took a shot at a tough angle in close that was saved by the Deacons' keeper but Sastre booted home the rebound. The Eagles went into the break ahead 2-1.
In the 67th minute, senior Henry Ipina received a pass from junior Souleymane Kone just outside the penalty area and chipped it over the keeper's head for a goal. Sastre added his second in the 76th minute after he gain control of the ball, beat a defender and scored on a hard shot to the upper left corner.
The Deacons would not go away as Amin Miller scored in the 78th and 83rd minutes to pull Bloomfield within one. Lindsay sealed the game with his save of the penalty kick by Morgan Lebeurre.
Post outshot Bloomfield 15-13, but the Deacons held a 9-7 advantage in the second half. Whitting led Post with four shots on the day. Claude Allen and Amin Miller each had three shots for Bloomfield.
The Eagles will head to Wilmington on Wednesday, Nov. 6 to take on the fourth-seeded Wildcats in the CACC semifinals.