Violet Soccer Players Come in Clutch in Mid-Week Action



Junior Nic Notaro, who plays forward, goes in for a header against Mt. St. Vincent.

Rachel Ruecker, Sports Editor

After dealing with some mixed results over the weekend, NYU’s soccer teams were back for some mid-week action. Both teams were met with success with the women’s team prevailing 2-1 over Farmingdale State College and the men’s team shutting out the College of Mount Saint Vincent 3-0.

The guys came out strong in the first half as sophomore midfielder David Victor started things off just over 36 minutes in. The assist on the goal came from freshman forward Owen Smith. The team then slotted in freshman forward Julian Montilus for senior captain and midfielder Bryan Walsh and headed back to action.

In the game’s second half, junior forward Nic Notaro netted two, earning the Violets their second goal just before the 70th minute. Montilus earned the assist. The Violets’ third and Notaro’s second goal came unassisted at 74:50.

Victor led the team with six shots, trailed by junior midfielder Tristan Medios-Simon, freshman forward Drew Enyedi and Montilus who had three shots apiece.

Senior captain Petter Aasa was hugely impressed with the skill the team portrayed in a crucial momentum game.

“Today was a really important win for us,” Aasa said. “We really needed to start hitting our stride before our UAA conference games start. Defensively we were very organized and effective which created the foundation for a good offense. We created a lot of chances and the score 3-0 accurately portrays the overall game.”

The women headed over to Long Island to play Farmingdale and also emerged victorious.

Junior forward Teressa Fabio tallied first, netting the ball 7:21 in. NYU played with dominance throughout the game, which was punctuated by freshman forward Alex Benedict’s doubling effort, coming on an assist from junior defender Charlotte Herbertz.

The shut out dream was crushed as Farmingdale scored early in the second half.

Statistically, NYU’s dominance was evident as NYU outshot Farmingdale 15-9. Farmingdale goaltender Daniela Ford was kept much busier than NYU’s goalkeeper, senior captain Cassie Steinberg.

The NYU men now have the weekend off and will be back next Wednesday, Sept. 21 as they head to Jersey City to play New Jersey City University. The women will be heading to Hartford, Connecticut this weekend to take on Trinity College on Sunday.

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