Men’s soccer wins eighth game, remains undefeated

The number 10-ranked NYU men’s soccer team defeated Hunter College yesterday with a score of 5-0 at Randall’s Island Field in New York, with a hat trick from star senior forward Kyle Green. This victory continues the Violets’ historic undefeated run and gives them a record of 8-0-0. NYU and Brandeis University are the only undefeated teams in the Division III conference.

“Despite a sluggish start, we kept our composure and had a shutout,” said junior left back Juan Velez.

Green had a total of six shots and scored as early as the 28th minute, opening up the match scoreboard.

“Overall it was a strong showing for the team, and we created a lot of good scoring chances which is always a good sign,” Green said.

This pushes Green forward into fourth place in NYU career points, with 65 points and 26 goals.

Sophomore midfielder Mac Yumoto and junior midfielder Nate Simons also added to the tally. Three of the goals were penalty kicks in the second half of the game. The lone assist in the game came from sophomore midfielder Mickey Ingerman for Green’s second goal in the 51st minute.

“It could have been up to 7-0,” said senior forward Paolo Luciano.

Coupled with a strong and secure defense, possession seems to have been the key to the Violets’ victory.

“We pick our moments and then play the penetrating ball,” Green said.

The Violets return to the pitch on Saturday, Sept. 29, for their first University Athletic Association conference game against Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio at 7:30 p.m.

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, Sept. 25 print edition. Francisco Navas is a contributing writer. Email him at [email protected]