The Mount Pushes Unbeaten Streak to Five

TEANECK, N.J. – The Mount Saint Mary College Men’s Soccer team pushed its unbeaten streak to five matches and remained unblemished in conference play on Sunday with a convincing 6-0 road win at Yeshiva. Six different players scored for the Knights, including Zidan Douglas and Matthew Iaria who recorded their first career goals.

The Knights broke a scoreless tie with the eventual game winner in the 29th minute when Connor Lynch buried his fifth goal of the season. He tipped in a feed off a corner kick from Christopher Maggi at the 28:57 mark of the contest to give the Mount all the scoring it would need.

The Mount struck again before halftime when senior Matthew Fuge finished off his fourth goal of the season with just over two minutes left before halftime. He deflected a pass from Bobby Caronia past the Yeshiva keeper at 42:48 to send the Mount into the half with a 2-0 advantage.

Mount Saint Mary outshot Yeshiva 7-3 in the opening 45 minutes on Sunday night and took two of the three corner kicks in the half, with one resulting in the game winning goal.
The Knights pulled away from the Maccabees in the second half with four goals in a 15-minute stretch. Senior Fred Stark found the back of the net for the second time on the season in the 72nd minute when he streaked down the wing and score the team’s third goal at the 71:02 mark of the contest. Freshman Matthew Wyant added his fourth of the season three minutes later when he buried a penalty kick to give the Knights a 4-0 lead.

The final two goals of the contest marked the first career tallies for Iaria and Douglas. Iaria moved the Knights in front 5-0 at the 80:29 mark of the contest and Douglas closed out the scoring in the game when he finished off a pass from Anthony Gugliemo with just over three minutes left in the tilt.

Lynch moved back into sole possession of the team lead in goals with his fifth on the season, with Wyant pushing his team lead in points to 13. The Knights now have 14 different goal scorers on the season and 17 different players with at least one point.

Tyler Rapp saw the bulk of time in goal on Sunday for the Knights, holding the Maccabees off the board for 81:58 and making a pair of saves. Jakup Myrtja completed the shutout with the final 8:02 of work. Edgar Schottland took the loss for the Macs with six saves.

Mount Saint Mary rounded out the night with a 17-8 advantage in overall shots and a commanding 12-2 edge in shots on target. The Knights took the only corner kick after to halftime to finish with a 3-1 advantage in the category.

At 8-4-1 overall and 4-0-1 in conference play, the Knights stay on the road for a Wednesday night contest at Maritime. Kick-off with the Privateers is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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