Men’s football EXPLODES for eight goals in CCNY destruction
JERSEY CITY, NJ – Eight, count them, eight goals were scored on Wednesday night, September 22, in the University of New Jersey City men’s soccer team game with City College New York, and all were from the Gothic Knights. . NJCU beat the Beavers by an 8-0 final in a non-conference meeting at Caven Point Field under the lights.
A total of nine NJCU players (7-0-1) stepped into the action, scoring at least one point on the night against CCNY (0-1). The Gothic Knights had three two-goal scorers in the junior game Ryan Evande (Hackensack, NJ / Hackensack), second year Maximo Vargas (Montevideo, Uruguay / British schools) and first year student Jaime Bimboza (Jersey City, NJ / William L. Dickinson).
Vargas started things off in the 19th minute when the second Thiago Duarte (Newark, NJ / Newark East Side) launched a perfectly targeted free kick attempt from 50 yards. Vargas managed to put his head on it and send it to the upper right corner and bring the score to 1-0. Later in the half, NJCU took a 2-0 lead in the 41st minute thanks to another nifty free kick, this time from the rookie Jeremy Jordan (Guayaquil, Ecuador / ANAVI), as his attempt actually took off from a Beaver defender’s header to score on his own side.
With a 2-0 lead, NJCU crossed CCNY for six more counts in the final 45 minutes. Bimboza started with straight scores in five minutes. In the 51st, the Beavers goalie made the initial save on a long shot attempt, but the ball was mishandled and Bimboza jumped over the gap for the score. Moments later in the 56th, the CCNY goalkeeper made two big saves but failed to cash the rebound and Bimboza put him in the net to bring the score to 4-0.
Just over two minutes later in the 59th, Vargas scored his second goal of the game and his seventh of the year after the second year. Gabe Cruz (Colonia, NJ / Colonia) Prepared him for a clever handling of the ball en route to a nice shot in front of the keeper. Later in the 66th, second year Jorkaef Fallas (North Bergen, NJ / Hudson Catholic) was another beneficiary of the CCNY keeper’s mistakes as the keeper went to clear the ball away from his net, but sent it straight over the foot of Fallas, who took the long shot for the easy score.
Evande ended the night with two goals – giving him three over the year – to seal it. His first came in the 77th when rookie Joey Velsaquez sent a quick pass through the defense and Evande turned and snatched him away from the keeper. Then in the 89th, senior Samuel Ansah (East Orange, NJ / Newark Tech) landed the assist after sending a cross in front for Evande to finish.
– The Gothic Knights finished with 24 total shots (14 on goal), while the Beavers had just five (three).
– Senior Aldahir Cazun (Jersey City, NJ / William L. Dickinson) made his first start of the season and stopped both shots he faced in just under 70 minutes in net.
With their game originally scheduled for Thursday, September 23 at the University of Valley Forge postponed, the Gothic Knights will resume action on Saturday afternoon, September 25 at 1:00 p.m. when they finally open the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) to play against Montclair. State University at the Thomas M. Gerrity Sports Complex on the Robert L. McNulty Memorial Grounds. NJCU is looking for its first win over the Red Hawks since 2009, when the Knights dominated a Montclair team that included the current head coach – and now MSU Hall of Fame member – Joe cullen.