Men's Soccer Fall In Season Opener To NJIT 1-0

Men's Soccer Fall In Season Opener To NJIT 1-0

HILLSIDE, N.J.- The Sacred Heart men's soccer (0-1-0 overall, 0-0 NEC) team fell to NJIT (1-0-0 overall, 0-0 ASUN) in its season opener by a score of 1-0. The team returns to action on Monday, August 27 for their home opener against UMASS Amherst. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m.

Both teams would hold a strong defensive front as neither team would be able to score in the first half with each team only attempting one shot on goal respectively. Fouls were the highlight of the first half as Sacred Heart compiled nine to NJIT's six. 

In the second half a hard shot wide right in the 47thminute by Segundo Navarro began the scoring opportunities for the Pioneers. But it would be the Highlanders that would get on the board in the 57thminute to give NJIT a 1-0 lead. Navarro would continue firing shots that just missed as he led the team in shots with five. 

The Pioneers would have two more scoring opportunities in the final minute to tie the game but a head shot by Oscar Curras and a shot by CJ Weinstein either went high or just wide. NJIT's defense would hold tight as they kept the Pioneers scoreless to make the final score 1-0 in favor of NJIT. 

Notes

First Half

  • SHU and NJIT each had just one shot on goal. 
  • Altin Celaj had the one shot on goal in the 12th minute but was saved by the goalie.
  • Sacred Heart led the first half in fouls with nine. 

Second Half

  • Segundo Navarro had a total of five shots all in the second half.
  • Highlanders score first and only goal of the game in 57th minute.
  • Pioneers would have two more scoring opportunities in the final minute to tie the game but a head shot by Oscar Curras and a shot by CJ Weinstein either went high or just wide.

Up Next

The team returns to action on Monday, August 27 for their home opener against UMASS Amherst. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m.