The no. 19 ranked NYU men’s soccer fell to the Richard Stockton College Ospreys in overtime on Monday, with a score of 2-1 at Gaelic Park in the Bronx.
This final regular season non-conference loss leaves the Violets, who started their season with a nine-game winning streak, with a 10-3-1 record. Unfortunately, this is the second loss the Violets have accrued from an unranked team. Since this was not a conference game, the Violets remain at the top of the University Athletic Association standings despite the loss.
NYU held a 20 to 11 advantage in shooting and had 3 more corner kicks. Senior forward Paolo Luciano led the team with 7 shots, 2 of them on goal, and senior goalie Jonas Poster recorded two more saves than the opposing goalie. But the Ospreys were able to take advantage of their chances. Richard Stockton put nine of 11 shots on goal while only six of NYU’s shots were on goal.
The Ospreys depended on heavy participation from junior forward Chris Katona for their fourth consecutive win. He was named New Jersey Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week this season, as he is in a four-game goal-scoring streak. Katona put Richard Stockton on the scoreboard with a header goal in the third minute of the second period off a 40-yard free kick from junior midfielder Anthony Fiorletti. Katona also assisted junior forward Pat Rafferty with a strong pass to give their finishing blow to NYU in overtime.
Between Katona’s impressive participation came NYU senior captain midfielder Niki Chow’s goal that came off an assist from senior forward Kyle Green. This assist adds another point to Green’s run to become NYU’s new historic points leader. This goal came in the 11th minute of the second half, just eight minutes after Richard Stockton opened the score.
The next match for the men’s team is one of vital importance and comes against number eight Carnegie Mellon, with whom the Violets share the top spot in the UAA standings. The match will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. at Gaelic Park.
A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, Oct. 23 print edition. Francisco Navas is a contributing writer. Email him at email@example.com.
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