By Alexandra Parado
The Lions traveled to Union, New Jersey to challenge New Jersey Athletic Conference opponent Kean University on Saturday, Oct. 6. The team played to a 1-1 double overtime draw.
In the opening half, Kean freshman forward Ramesses Moore-McGuinness scored for the opponent. The first attempt was stopped by the Lions’ defense, but the ball deflected right in front of Moore-McGuinness, giving Kean the opportunity to score.
The Lions attempted to end the lead but none of their four shots were able to get to the back of the net.
It was not until the 73rd minute when freshman midfielder Ryan Santos spotted sophomore midfielder Ryan Vazquez and sent in a cross, allowing Vazquez to score for the Lions.
Vazquez earned his 12th goal of the season off of the goal assisted by Santos.
In the final 35 minutes of playing double overtime, neither team could secure the golden goal. The score of 1-1 became final and the game resulted in a draw.
Kean had 21 shots on the Lions with eight of them being on goal. Sophomore goalkeeper Michael Kayal collected seven saves that game, locking down the net so Kean would not score any more goals.
As a result of the draw with Kean, the team’s record is now 7-4-1 overall and 1-3-1 in the NJAC.
Lions return home on Wednesday, Oct. 10 to face Stockton University at 7:30 p.m. in Lions Stadium. On Saturday, Oct. 13, the team will host New Jersey City University for an 11 a.m. duel.