The top-seeded Queensborough Community College Tigers, the City University of New York Athletic Conference defending soccer champions, were upended in the 2019 title match on Tuesday night, 5-4.
In a tense back-and-forth affair, the Borough of Manhattan Community College Panthers scored the final goal in the 85th minute at the historic Metropolitan Oval in Maspeth to take the crown back from their rivals.
QCC’s Julian Cabanillas opened the scoring with an early goal in the fourth minute of play for a 1-0 lead. Cabanillas scored his second goal later in the first half to tie the game at 2-2. Down 3-2 at the half, Marlon Aranibar and Boris Miranda, inset, each scored in the second period to put the Tigers back up 4-3, but the Panthers prevailed with two late goals.
Both teams will play this weekend in the Regionals.