Women’s soccer ties against NJCU

On Saturday, Oct. 7th, the women’s soccer team’s night ended in a 1-1 draw against the New Jersey City University (NJCU) Gothic Knights.

NJCU’s midfielder Nyrohah Alvarenga opened the scoring early in the night, finding the net in the 17th minute with a goal from a free-kick at the left corner of the 18-yard box. The Gothic Knights held a 1-0 lead thanks to Alvarenga’s second goal of the season. 

The Roadrunners fought back, tying the score at 1-1. Freshman Amber Maher scored her fourth season goal in the 28th minute, aided by graduate student Carla Goodwin and senior Kaylee Babasade.

During the closely fought second half, the goalkeepers ensured the match remained deadlocked at 1-1. Senior Makenna Tahbaz of Ramapo made five crucial saves in the second half, while goalkeeper Sophia Mannino for NJCU contributed three saves. In the overall game, Tahbaz recorded a total of nine saves, while NCJU’s Mannino notched eight.

NJCU held an 18-12 advantage in total shots during the game, with a slight 10-9 edge in shots on goal. The Roadrunners earned three corner kicks, whereas NJCU recorded two. The Gothic Knights outshot Ramapo 18-12 and held a slight 10-9 advantage in shots on goal. The Roadrunners earned three corner kicks, and NJCU recorded two.

The Roadrunners hold an overall record of 2-7-1 and a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) record of 0-3-1, while the Gothic Knights have a record of 5-5-2 and a NJAC record of 1-2-1.

The Ramapo women’s soccer team will travel to Glassboro on Saturday night to face off against NJAC opponent Rowan University. The Roadrunners only have four games remaining this season.




Featured photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics