NEW YORK — The Baruch College men defeated SUNY Old Westbury in overtime, 3-2, in a non-conference battle at Randall’s Island Soccer Field No. 10 Saturday.

The Bearcats got on the scoreboard first with Cormac Foley scoring his second goal of the season off an assist from Frank Iacovano early in the ninth minute.

The visitors from the Skyline Conference responded seven minutes later on a Jorey Garcia strike and took a 2-1 lead on a goal in the box by Edens Avril eight minutes before the halftime whistle.

The Bearcats kept the pressure on the Panthers to tie and were rewarded in the 59th minute with Bakary Kida scoring after a well-placed through ball by Austin Tucker.

The Bearcats, who out shot the Panthers 13-6, clinched the win in the fourth minute of the first extratime. Shaiem Allah Morad scored on assists from Jaime Zurro and Dortion Alipaj to end the game in sudden death.

Baruch will return to action with its first City University of New York Athletic Conference match at Medgar Evers College at the Aviator Complex in Brooklyn, N.Y. Saturday at 3 p.m.

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