GLASSBORO, NJ – The national ranked Rowan University men’s soccer team shut out rival Stockton University, 2-0, in an NJAC contest at Rowan Soccer Stadium this evening.
The win gives Rowan (6-1-3; 2-0-1 NJAC) a streak of six straight matches without a loss, as it has three wins and three ties during the stretch. The Profs also ended Stockton’s nine-match unbeaten streak as the Ospreys, now 7-2-2 (1-1-1 NJAC), had recorded seven wins and two ties since August 30.
Freshman Chad Yates opened the scoring for Rowan with a goal at 14:46, that was initiated by Matt Fahey, after he stole the ball and sent a short pass into the box. Yates then finished with a shot into the lower left side for the first goal of his career. The 1-0 lead would hold up for Rowan into halftime.
Early in the second half, Stockton’s Drew Ruble received his second yellow card of the game, at 46:21, which caused Stockton to play a man down for the rest of the match.
Senior co-captain Ryan Logar sealed the win for the Profs with his first goal of the year, on a shot from just inside the box that deflected past Stockton keeper Dino Gromitsaris at 68:20.
Sophomore goalkeeper James Weinberg made five saves to record his third shutout of the season for Rowan, while the Profs outshot the Ospreys, 17-11.
“Putting together wins in the conference is tough. We’ve played three (conference) games and one was a tie so that’s frustrating, but we’ve had two good wins at home and are feeling good right now,” said Rowan head coach Scott Baker.
The Profs, ranked 16th by D3Soccer.com and 17th by the United Soccer Coaches Association, will head to Kean University on Saturday for another NJAC contest.
ROWAN WOMEN’S SOCCER FALLS AT STOCKTON, 2-0
GALLOWAY, NJ – The Rowan University women’s soccer team had a 2-0 conference loss at Stockton University.
Midfielder Alexa Simonetti scored the first goal in the 62ndminute after a corner kick. She hit the lower left corner of the net and midfielder Susan Porambo had the assist. Back Dasey DiElmo produced the second with just under five minutes remaining in the contest.
The Ospreys are 9-1-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. The Profs have a 4-5 record with a 1-2 conference mark.
Rowan ended the game with nine shots and Stockton had seven. Forward Aiden Sheehan was turned away by goalkeeper Jennifer DeVault in the 56thminute. Midfielders Megan McKinley and Dominique Marrow and back Casey Lubonski all contributed with a shot.
The Profs took five shots in the first half. McKinley led with two while forwards Daria Jones, Jessica Beck and Abby Daigle each had one.