NEW YORK — Baruch College suffered a 5-0 defeat to Lehman College in a home City Univeristy of New York Athletic Conference match at Randall’s Island Saturday morning.

The loss snapped a six-match winning streak and dropped the Bearcats to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in the CUNYAC. The visiting Lightning climbed to 7-3 overall and sit in first place at 4-0.

The Lightning scored in the second minute and added three more during a four-minute span (23rd-minute penalty kick, 24th and 27th minutes) to jump to a 4-0 halftime lead.

The visitors added their fifth goal in the 48th minute. Krastriot Qerimi scored twice for the Lightning.

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