MONTCLAIR, N.J. - The St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) men's soccer team began their 2019 season with a loss in the Montclair State Invitational to New Jersey City University, 2-0, on Friday night.
How it Happened
The Gothic Knights took an early 1-0 lead when defender Ron James found the back of the net at the three-minute mark. Two minutes later, Mateusz Georges (Brooklyn, N.Y./New Utrecht) took the first shot of the game but couldn't get it passed NJCU goalkeeper Aldahir Cazun. NJCU doubled their lead to 2-0 with a goal in the tenth minute. The Bears had the opportunity to cut the deficit back down to one when they were awarded a penalty kick in the 40th minute. Sophomore Joseph Sepulveda (East Elmhurst, N.Y./Bayside) had his penalty saved by Cazun.
NJCU outshot the Bears 7-2 in the second period with Georges taking both shots for St. Joseph's. In the 53rd minute, goalkeeper Alejandro Oliveros (Brooklyn, N.Y./Grover Cleveland) saved the only NJCU shot on target in the half from Edric De Paula.
For the Bears
The Bears took six shots in the game.
Georges lead the Bears with three shots and two shots on goal.
Oliveros outsaved his NJCU counterpart, 3-2, in the losing effort.
The Bears continue their participation in the Montclair State Invitational against host institution Montclair State University on Saturday, August 31 at 7 p.m. Live stats and video will be available on SJCBears.com.