Release courtesy of CNR Athletics
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The College of New Rochelle's men's soccer team faced off against Vaughn College at Flowers Park for their first conference game of the season. The Blue Angels (4-2) now move their conference record to 1-0 after a dominating 6-3 win over the visiting Warriors (0-2).
The game started back and forth as both teams got up multiple shots in the opening minutes. It was Xavier Cruzata (Pasadena, CA) who opened the scoring with a goal in the 20th minute off an assist from Rolando Oseguera (Mount Vernon, NY) to take the lead.
As the Blue Angels set to defend their lead, one minute later, freshman Rolando Oseguera got in on the scoring column recovering his own missed shot for his fifth goal of the season. As the half progressed, the Blue Angels kept their attack strong as 12 minutes later, forward Marcelo Furchi(Mount Vernon, NY) tacked one more on for his third goal on the year and third goal for the Blue Angels. With a 3-0 lead in the first half, CNR started to focus more on the defensive side after the Warriors Kevin Moreira put one past goalie Elijah Robinson (New York) for their first goal of the game bringing the score at half time to 3-1.
As the second half began, the physicality and intensity of the game became more evident as six fouls and two warnings were given in the first ten minutes of the second half. The Angels capitalized on the fouls as freshman Juan Arboleda (Medellin, Colombia) scored his second goal after bending a free kick around the defenders into the net. The pressure was then put on the Blue Angels by the visiting Warriors as Vaughn put six shots towards the goal over the next 15 minutes landing their second goal by Kevin Moreira scoring off a corner kick for his second goal of the game in the 78th minute.
The Blue Angels countered the goal by the Warriors with a goal of their own only 45 seconds later as Xavier Cruzata scored his second goal of the game to increase the lead back to three. The goal by Cruzata was his fifth on the year tying Oseguera for team leader.
The aggressive play by the Blue Angels turned into an opportunity for the Warriors as a penalty kick by Azzedine Sekkhat gave them their third goal of game with ten minutes remaining. Shortly after Rolando Oseguera put his second goal of the game behind the keeper with a shot outside the 18, off a beautiful pass from freshman Marcelo Furchi. The Blue Angels finished the game with a final score of 6-3.
New Rochelle is back in action Saturday, September 22 at The Culinary Institute of America. First kick at 3:00 PM.
Release courtesy of Vaughn Athletics
The Vaughn College Warriors men's soccer team dropped their second Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) game to the College of New Rochelle Blue Angels on Wednesday, September 19. fortunately for the Warriors this was only their second game of the season. With a tough remaining schedule ahead the men's soccer team will need to make adjustments so that the Warriors can get on track to having a successful 2018-19 campaign.
Kevin Moreira (Brooklyn, NY) led the way for the Warriors in the conference loss. Moreira found the back of the net two times in the game. This was the first multi-goal game for the freshman forward. Sophmore midfielder Azzedine Sekkat (Astoria, NY) had a solid performance. Sekkat made great decisions in the midfield directing traffic and finding the open man. He also scored one goal in the contest. Denis Moshchenko (Brooklyn, NY) recorded an assist.
The Warriors will face non-conference opponent Cooper Union in their next match. The game is scheduled for Sunday, September 23, at 12 p.m.