Men’s soccer loses to Rowan

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Ramapo men’s soccer team took to the field against Rowan University in a pivotal New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) matchup, falling 2-0. The team now sits at 4-8-2 overall and are 1-5 in NJAC play.

In the first half of action, Rowan’s Ryan Gale scored the match’s first goal off an assist from forward Johnny Troiano. Troiano would add another assist in the second half, this time an insurance goal from midfielder Davide Caputo.

The Roadrunners’ offensive attack was stagnant in this match, being outshot 17-8, including 7-4 on goal. In net for Rowan was Dylan Aportela, who saved all four shots that came his way. As for Ramapo, freshman goalkeeper Zachary Natt recorded five saves while allowing the two goals.

The only sign of offensive life for Ramapo came from senior defender Ederson La Torre, who tallied a team-high three shots, including one on goal. The struggling offense isn’t new for this team, as Saturday’s loss was the sixth time Ramapo has been shutout this season.

Ramapo now sits in dead last in the NJAC standings, and with only two games remaining this season, it’s hard to envision a scenario where the team sneaks into the playoffs. The Roadrunners’ final two games of the season will take place this week.

The first is a road matchup against Stockton University on Saturday afternoon in Galloway, and the final is on Wednesday night against William Paterson University (WPU) in Mahwah. Ramapo’s game against WPU will also be the team’s annual senior night.

Featured photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics