Women’s Soccer Soars While Men’s Runs in Place

Rachel Ruecker
NYU women's soccer came from behind and won against Ramapo with a score of 3-2.

NYU’s two soccer teams are experiencing seasons in stark contrast thus far as the women are sitting pretty at .786 winning clip while the men are just hanging on to the right side of .500 at .571. Last night was nothing if not an example of that as the men tied New Jersey City University 3-3 in a game that went to double OT. The women, meanwhile, overtook Ramapo College 3-2 at home.

On the men’s side of things, junior midfielder Tristan Medios-Simon netted the first of his hat trick just 26 seconds in on an assist from his midfield partner, senior captain Petter Aasa. But the early lead didn’t last, as NYU suffered a red card and a blow to the ego that saw New Jersey City tie things at one.

On that matter, and the game at large, freshman forward Julian Montilus chimed in.

“We were very effective in the beginning of the game,” Montilus said. “It was tough getting the tie but considering we were a man down for 90 minutes, we did well.”

The Knights doubled their score early in the second half to move themselves up by one. But Medios-Simon was the ace in the hole for the Violets as he would go on to score two in just over four minutes in the second half. This 3-2 lead didn’t last though as NJCU scored late to tie things at three a piece. Both teams were held scoreless in two rounds of OT.

The women, coming off a grueling double OT tie of their own, were at home playing Ramapo College.

Ramapo opened the scoring 3:26 into the game but NYU would answer before the half was over thanks to junior forward Teressa Fazio, with the assist going to sophomore Maddie Pena. But late in the first, Ramapo got the go ahead goal to settle the score at 2-1 at the half’s end.

NYU took over in the second half, scoring two unanswered goals. The first coming early in the frame from senior captain and midfielder Lexi Clarke and the second — third overall — at 61:55 coming from junior Olivia Braender-Carr.

Catch the women’s team back in action this Saturday in Center Valley, Pennsylvania against Desales University while the men hang at home on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at their home field of Gaelic Park.

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