Photo Essay: Men’s Soccer Defeats Rutgers-Camden in NJAC Semifinals

By

Published April 21, 2021
A A A Share
The Montclarion
Red Hawks freshman forward Marvin Cadena keeps the ball away from the opposition. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

The Montclair State University men’s soccer team defeated the Rutgers-Camden Scarlet Raptors in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) semifinal at the Montclair State Soccer Park on April 10 by a score of 3-2. The high stakes semifinal meant a lot to both teams, from the cheer of the fans to scuffles between players.

Junior defender Daniel Rodriguez opened up the scoring with a header goal off a great pass from freshman defender Osbin Mendez. However, Rutgers-Camden responded with a goal in the 27th minute from junior midfielder Kaito Kitazawa.

Despite giving up their first goal of the entire season, the Red Hawks kept their composure on defense and managed to net two goals in the second half to come away with the victory.

The Red Hawks could not follow this game up with a victory as they lost in the NJAC Championship game to Ramapo College 1-0.

Red Hawks junior goalkeeper Shane Keenan jumps above everyone to catch the ball. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks junior goalkeeper Shane Keenan jumps above everyone to catch the ball.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Junior Midfielder Brogan Quigley heads the ball away from danger. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Junior midfielder Brogan Quigley heads the ball away from danger.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

The Red Hawks huddle up before the game. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

The Red Hawks huddle up before the game.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks junior midfielder Brent Llewellyn looks to settle the ball. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks junior midfielder Brent Llewellyn looks to settle the ball.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks freshman defender Osbin Mendez takes a free kick. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks freshman defender Osbin Mendez takes a free kick.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks junior defender Daniel Rodriguez takes a free kick and blasts it toward goal. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks junior defender Daniel Rodriguez takes a free kick and blasts it toward goal.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks junior midfielder Anthony Pelaez slides to block a pass. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks junior midfielder Anthony Pelaez slides to block a pass.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red hawks senior defender Stefan Koroman dribbles the ball down the line. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks senior defender Stefan Koroman dribbles the ball down the line.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks senior defender Stefan Koroman scores to finish the game. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks senior defender Stefan Koroman scores to finish the game.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks freshman defender Osbin Mendez kicks the ball into the 18-yard box. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks freshman defender Osbin Mendez kicks the ball into the 18-yard box.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks junior midfielder Anthony Pelaez kicks the ball upfield. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Red Hawks junior midfielder Anthony Pelaez kicks the ball upfield.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Join the Conversation

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.