By Ann Brunn
After a hard-fought season, the men’s soccer team ended its 2019 campaign with a loss to Rowan University on Oct. 30.
Rowan scored first in both the 24th and 36th minutes, while freshman forward Justin Dominique had the chance to be the equalizer, but Rowan’s goalkeeper saved the shot.
Junior midfielder Ryan Vazquez sent a shot toward the goal minutes before the first half ended, but the Rowan goalkeeper came up with the save yet again. Rowan added to its lead with a 2-0 advantage over the Lions before going into halftime.
The men would not concede to Rowan, as they came out firing to start the second half.
In the 50th minute, Vazquez sent a pass from the right side, which junior midfielder Ethan Mueller headed in to get the Lions on the board, marking Mueller’s first goal of the season.
The goal was the only one Rowan would allow, as its defensive unit kept the Lions’ attack at bay.
Senior midfielder Michael Maltese and Vazquez each had opportunities to tie the game for the Lions, but the Rowan goalkeeper deflected both attempts.
With the 2-1 loss, the Lions finished their season 10-4-4 overall and 2-3-4 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.