Men’s soccer suffers defeat to Stockton

On Saturday, Oct. 21, the men’s soccer game between Ramapo and Stockton University secured the Ospreys’ seventh straight win.

Stockon forward Aiden Hoenisch initiated the scoring by netting the game’s first goal. Following a foul within the penalty area, the junior player executed his fifth penalty kick of the season. Sophomore midfielder Uche Wokocha got his second goal of the season, assisted by a corner kick from fellow sophomore Jake Horowitz.

The second half began with Stockton notching three consecutive goals within four minutes. Freshman Osprey Joseph Carbone scored his first goal of the year unassisted. Midfielder JP Candela immediately received a pass from Horowitz and netted another goal at the 64th minute mark.

Hoenisch swiftly scored two consecutive goals for Stockton, extending the lead to 6-0, after taking a pass from forward player Ernst Louisius. Stockton goalkeeper Brady Bartletta secured two saves. 

The second goalkeeper of the game, Kyle Birmingham, managed to make one crucial stop for the Ospreys. Roadrunner goalkeeper Gabriel Espada made five saves for the Roadrunners. Matthew Faria, the final goalkeeper alternate for Stockton, finished the game with one stop.

The Ospreys’ overall record improved to 10-2-5, with a conference record of 4-1-3 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC), while the Roadrunners’ standing is now at 4-10-2, with a NJAC record of 1-7.

With Wednesday’s game against William Paterson University marking the end of the regular season for the Roadrunners, it remains unlikely that the team will see themselves in the NJAC playoffs. Ramapo will look to make improvements in the offseason as they begin to prepare for their 2024 campaign.


Featured photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics