Late penalty kicks sinks men's soccer as Carlos Delcid's squad falls to brother's team

Martin Sundell on the attack on Wednesday at Bloomfield.
Martin Sundell on the attack on Wednesday at Bloomfield.

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. — The battle of the brothers went to the younger sibling.

Regsan Watkins scored on a penalty kick at 79:45 for Bloomfield to break a tie and Bloomfield defeated NYIT, 2-1, on Wednesday.

Five minutes earlier, Jorge Sariego had evened the score at 1 with his second goal of the season off an assist from Krishen Patel.

The decisive penalty kick made a winner of Bloomfield head coach Didier Orellana, the younger brother of NYIT head coach Carlos Delcid.

The match had been scheduled before Orellana was hired at Bloomfield. The return visit to Old Westbury in 2018 has been scrapped in favor of a preseason scrimmage so the brothers do not have to face each other again in a meaningful game.

Wednesday's defeat snapped NYIT's four-match unbeaten streak, during which the Bears had been 3-0-1. NYIT nonetheless is 3-2 in league play entering Saturday's East Coast Conference matchup against St. Thomas Aquinas at President's Stadium.