Bledi Bardic finished with two goals for Cosmos B. (Photo courtesy of the Cosmos)
By Michael Lewis
NEW YORK — Cosmos B kept its record perfect at 3-0 as it rolled to a 6-1 victory over Greater Lowell NPSL FC in a National Premier Soccer League match at Rocco B. Commisso Stadium on the Columbia University campus Sunday afternoon.
Wojciech Wojcik and Bledi Bardic paced Cosmos B with braces while Chris Wingert found the back of the net for the first time this season.
The hosts solidified their lead atop the North Atlantic Conference as they have played 30 percent of their regular-season schedule (10 games).
It must be noted that Greater Lowell (1-1, 3 points) played less than 24 hours prior, defeating Kingston Stockade FC, 5-1, at home and had tired legs.
The Cosmos, in contrast, were well rested after dispatching the Brooklyn Italians, 2-1, Tuesday night.
In case you were wondering, Cosmos B midfielder Rafa Garcia did not attempt to duplicate his 55-yard game-winning goal from Tuesday night off the opening kickoff. Wojcik tapped the ball to Garcia, who shuffled the ball off to right back Jonathan Borrajo on the right.
It was total domination in the opening half as Cosmos B rolled to a 3-0 lead.
Nine minutes in, Bardic started the scoring with a close-range shot for a one-goal margin.
On the half hour, Wingert doubled the lead, scoring off a John Neeskens corner kick past goalkeeper William Sinibaldi. It was the Babylon, N.Y. native’s first goal with Cosmos B.
Wojcik made it a 3-0 in the 42nd minute, slotting home a left-wing feed from Giuseppe Barone.
After the visitors closed the gap with a goal two minutes into the second half, Wojcik restored the three-goal margin with his second goal, converting a Barone feed for a 4-1 advantage.
Bardic got his brace in the 61st minute, chipping the keeper from close range.
Second-half substitute Reece Dalton, who came on for Bardic in the 73rd minute, close out the scoring in the 86th minute as he powered home his rebound off the goalkeeper for the 6-1 final score.