Men’s soccer earns first win against TCNJ

The Ramapo College men’s soccer team won 1-0 on the road this past Saturday against The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). With this win, the Roadrunners earned their first victory of the season and are 1-0 in conference play.

Gavin Mullin, who scored the game-winning goal, shared, “The biggest thing we are taking away from this game against TCNJ is the feeling of winning. After having a slow start to the season, getting the first win is something we desperately needed.”

Mullin scored in the 23rd minute of action. He headed the ball into the net off a corner kick from Osbin Mendez. It was Mullin’s first goal of the season and Mendez’s first assist.

For the remainder of the game, Ramapo’s defense was able to keep TCNJ from scoring. Ramapo tallied a 15-11 advantage in shots, including 9-5 on goal. However, TCNJ posted 11 corner kicks, eight of which were in the second half, compared to the Roadrunners’ five.

Ramapo goalie Matthew Wilcox had three saves for Ramapo, while Nikolai Matthews had one save in the final 30 minutes of the game. For the Lions, Julian Franco had eight saves.

“We really only have one goal in mind for our upcoming games and that’s to win,” said Mullin. That winning feeling has everyone hyped up for our future games and we all want this feeling to continue.”

Ramapo moves to 1-4-1 on the season with this win. They play again on the road on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. against Montclair State University in another NJAC match-up. Montclair State’s current record is 7-1-3, and they are also 2-0 in the conference following a win against Stockton University on Wednesday.