Double overtime against NJAC rival Kean forces tie

After two scoreless overtimes, the College’s Saturday match against Kean University ended in a draw.

Lion junior goalie Rich Adams only had to save four of the seven shots taken by the Cougars during the game.

This is Adams’ second shutout of the season.

The game was a contrast with the previous match at Richard Stockton College (6-4-2 overall, 2-2-1 NJAC), in which the Lions’ defense gave up five goals.

Kean’s senior goalie Peter-John Falloon had nine saves on the 12 shots taken by the Lions (3-2-2 overall, 1-2-2 NJAC).

This is the fifth time he has had a shutout this season. Kean led in corner kicks 9-4.

Ospreys 5, Lions 1

Last Wednesday night, at Richard Stockton College (7-5-2 overall, 3-1-1 NJAC), the Ospreys defeated the Lions by a score of 5-1. It was the highest goal total for the Ospreys so far this season.

When the Lions scored its second goal of the night – it was for the Ospreys. The College ended the contest by accidentally scoring a goal for Richard Stockton as well.

Sophomore midfielder AJ DeSarno tallied two goals for the Ospreys.

Sophomore forward Sean Geary led the Ospreys with two assists.

DeSarno scored his first goal of the game just three minutes into the contest.

Lions sophomore forward Ryan McMann tied the game just after the start of the second half by converting on a penalty kick.

At 55:36, DeSarno scored his second goal, his fourth of the season, and put the momentum in favor of the Ospreys. The Ospreys followed DeSarno’s goal with three more.

Approximately five minutes later, sophomore defender Dan Morse scored a goal that brought the score to 3-0. Senior forward Jamie Nelson then scored a goal at 81:08.

Sophomore goalie Sean Dallas picked up four saves for Richard Stockton, while junior goalie Shawn Mecchi tallied three saves for the Lions.

Last year, the College lost to Stockton twice, both times only by two points.

Upcoming Game

The Lions play the Drew University Rangers tonight, Oct. 8, at 7:30. The Lions travel for their next game against Elizabethtown College on Oct. 11 at 2 p.m.