Men's Soccer Drops Season Opener to NJIT

Men's Soccer Drops Season Opener to NJIT

FAIRFIELD, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Men's Soccer team dropped it's season opener this afternoon to NJIT by a final score of 7-0. The Pioneers will return to action on Monday, Sept. 2 when the Pioneers face Massachusetts. Game-time is set for 4:00 p.m.

First Half 

  • In the first half the Pioneers would be outshot by the Highlanders 11 to seven in the opening half.
  • NJIT would score the opening goal at 13:47 in the first half off the foot of Rene White to put the Highlanders ahead 1-0.
  • Throughout the first half the Highlanders tallied three more goals to take a 4-0 lead heading into the second half.

Second Half

  • It would be all NJIT in the second half as they would outshoot the Pioneers 13 to six the half.
  • The Pioneers would tally up a total of six saves in the have while letting up three goals to give the Highlanders the 7-0 victory.
  • In the attacking direction for both sides NJIT would edge the Pioneers in possesion towards the net as NJIT reached 37% compared to SHU's 20%.


Scoring Summary

PERIOD            TIME    PLAY                                                               V - H

NJIT 1st           13:47   Rene White (2) (Ryan Melink)                           1 - 0

NJIT 1st           17:07   Thomas Radon (1) (Rene White)                       2 - 0

NJIT 1st           41:14   Rene White (2) (Andrew Nino)                          3 - 0

NJIT 1st           41:35   Andrew Nino (1) (Luc Smith)                            4 - 0

NJIT 2nd          76:27   Luc Smith (1) (Andrew Nino)                            5 - 0

NJIT 2nd          84:24   Andy Alvarez (1) (Alejandro Rabell)                  6 - 0

NJIT 2nd          85:37   Daniel Rodriguez (1) (Alejandro Rabell)            7 - 0