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Men's Soccer Looks Strong In First Half But Falls To Lions

Men's Soccer Looks Strong In First Half But Falls To Lions

MADISON, N.J. – The Marymount University men's soccer team looked to bounce back after a tough road loss the night prior, in a neutral matchup against The College of New Jersey only to fall short 3-1 in the 90 minutes of play.

The Saints, however, struck first as sophomore Ridwaan Robinson found the back of the net in the ninth minute of play.  Senior Sebastian Hendi beat his mark and found an open Robinson waiting in the box for the goal. 

As the Saints looked to hold their lead throughout the first half, TCNJ's very own Nick Sample had other thoughts after sinking his first of two goals in the 19th minute. Both sides looked strong, holding a tie going into the half.

Picking up where they left off at the break in the second half, the Saints' defense would eventually surrender another goal when Sample found the net for the second time of the outing.

As freshman Mahmud Bashir attempted to notch the game at two a side for the Saints in the 72nd minute, TCNJ goalkeeper Michael Kayal made a phenomenal stop to deny the freshman of his first collegiate goal and a tie game for the Saints.

Freshman Ronald Clark tended the net for almost 82 minutes, making six saves, while freshman Derek Manzanares saw his first collegiate minutes in the final 8:22 of play.

The Saints hit the road again Wednesday, September 5 to head to Washington Adventist University in search of the squads first victory. First touch is set for 5 p.m. 

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