Men’s offense shut down: Lions tie Pioneers, lose to Ducks

The men’s soccer team faced the William Paterson University Pioneers in a scoreless game that ended in a tie after going into two overtime periods on Saturday.

The Lions’ record now stands at 2-5-1.

Junior goalie Rich Adams kept the Pioneers from scoring with 10 saves.

He kept the score tied with a diving save as Pioneer junior forward Eric Kinckle attempted the penalty shot with 27:10 left in regulation play.

Adams then made another save as Kinckle tried to sink a rebound goal.

“Adams kept us in the game,” senior forward Joe Schneck said. “He actually got us a point and kept us out of a losing game.”

Ducks 1, Lions 0

Wednesday’s game against the Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks left the Lions on the losing end of another low-scoring game.

Stevens beat the College for the second year in a row, with a score of


Junior goalie Shawn Mecchi allowed one-of-four shots to get by at 51:16.

Senior Ducks goalie Sean Stevenson made five saves, including one heart-stopping shot by freshman defender Marc Cino in the final seconds of the game.

“We couldn’t get anything going all game and with eight seconds to go, we had this great chance,” Schneck said. “Cino made a great shot, but the goal made a great save.”

Upcoming Game

The Lions gear up for their second New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) competition against Rutgers University-Camden on Wednesday, Sept. 24 before facing off with Rutgers University-Newark on Saturday.

“These are the games that need to be won,” Schneck said. “In a couple of weeks we’ll start playing Rowan, Stockton and Kean, so we have to get as many wins as we can against the weaker teams.”