Monroe College Edges Eastern Florida State 4-3 in Battle of Top Five NJCAA Division I Soccer Teams

Eastern Florida men's soccer now 2-1 on the season, will be back at Titan Soccer Complex Friday

The Eastern Florida State College men’s soccer team fell short Sunday in a battle of top five teams in NJCAA Division I men’s soccer. The No. 5-ranked Titans came roaring back from a 3-0 deficit but could not find the equalizer, losing 4-3 to the No. 4 Mustangs on the final day of the Knights Kickoff Classic in Baltimore, Maryland. (EFSC image)

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – The Eastern Florida State College men’s soccer team fell short Sunday in a battle of top five teams in NJCAA Division I men’s soccer.

The No. 5-ranked Titans came roaring back from a 3-0 deficit but could not find the equalizer, losing 4-3 to the No. 4 Mustangs on the final day of the Knights Kickoff Classic in Baltimore, Maryland.

After 44 minutes of scoreless soccer, Monroe College got on the board first after Titans goalkeeper made two nice saves but could not get to the rebound shot by Roque Viegas.

Monroe College, who is now 2-0 on the season, scored twice in the first 12 minutes of the second half to take a 3-0 lead.

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But the Titans picked up the pressure and with 37 minutes left in the game, freshman Levonte Johnson found Aedon Kyra who put the Titans on the board.

Eight minutes later the Titans made it a one-goal game as Johnson scored off a corner kick to make it 3-2.

Monroe would score what ended up being the game-winner in the 78th minute but less than a minute later, Kyra would go down in the box and buried the penalty kick.

Eastern Florida State College, who is now 2-1 on the season, will be back at Titan Soccer Complex Friday for a 6 p.m. game against Laramie County Community College who is 2-0 this season and is receiving votes in the poll.

Eastern Florida State College at Monroe CollegeAugust 25, 2019

Final 1 2 T
Eastern Florida State College 0 3 3
Monroe College 1 3 4

Box Score

Eastern Florida State College

PLAYER SH SOG G A MIN
0 – Hayden Sarjian 0 0 0 0 0
2 – Joseph Macpherson 0 0 0 0 76
4 – Curtez Kellman 1 0 0 0 90
5 – Moussa Gueye 1 1 0 0 90
6 – Abdel Kuku – Yellow card 2 2 0 0 76
8 – Abdoulaye Diop 4 1 0 0 90
9 – Aedon Kyra 3 2 2 0 75
10 – Schimiliguen Castin 0 0 0 0 50
11 – Mario Licor – Yellow card 0 0 0 0 9
14 – Ian Leighton 0 0 0 0 27
15 – Nathaniel Campbell 0 0 0 0 39
18 – Perrie Nascimento 0 0 0 0 90
19 – Marc Grifell – Yellow card 0 0 0 0 76
22 – Brandon McSwigan 0 0 0 0 54
23 – Levonte Johnson – Yellow card 4 2 1 1 15
24 – Damen Marcu 1 0 0 0 28
TM – Team 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 16 8 3 1 885

Monroe College

PLAYER SH SOG G A MIN
1 – Victor Camps 0 0 0 0 0
2 – Tatsushi Hirata 0 0 0 0 10
4 – Henry Davies 1 1 0 0 90
5 – Cameron Murray 0 0 0 0 90
7 – Ronaldo Da Silva 0 0 0 0 83
8 – Tobias Pellio 2 0 0 0 90
9 – Daniel Haegler 2 2 0 0 26
10 – Luca Erhardt – Yellow card 3 2 2 0 87
11 – Rintaro Takagi 1 0 0 0 52
14 – Roque Viegas – Yellow card 6 4 2 0 55
15 – Cameron Joice 0 0 0 0 90
17 – Markus Maurer 0 0 0 0 73
21 – Leon Sitz 0 0 0 1 90
29 – Othman Gherab – Yellow card 3 1 0 0 34
44 – Kaiya Kobayashi 0 0 0 0 28
TM – Team 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 18 10 4 1 898

Eastern Florida State CollegeGoalies

GOALIES SOG GA SV MIN
0 – Hayden Sarjian (L, 2-1) 10 4 6 90:00

Monroe CollegeGoalies

GOALIES SOG GA SV MIN
1 – Victor Camps (W, 1-0) 8 3 5 90:00

Scoring Summary

PERIOD TIME PLAY V – H

1st

44:45 Roque Viegas (unassisted) – * 0 – 1

2nd

49:48 Luca Erhardt (unassisted) – * 0 – 2

2nd

56:54 Roque Viegas (unassisted) – * 0 – 3

2nd

58:28 Aedon Kyra (Levonte Johnson) – * 1 – 3

2nd

66:48 Levonte Johnson (unassisted) – * 2 – 3

2nd

77:48 Luca Erhardt (Leon Sitz) – * 2 – 4

2nd

78:53 Aedon Kyra (unassisted) – * 3 – 4

Penalty Summary

PERIOD TIME FOULS

1st

9:15 Yellow card – Mario Licor

1st

30:40 Yellow card – Roque Viegas

1st

40:20 Yellow card – Levonte Johnson

2nd

62:50 Yellow card – Marc Grifell

2nd

69:14 Yellow card – Luca Erhardt

2nd

76:27 Yellow card – Abdel Kuku

2nd

89:04 Yellow card – Othman Gherab
SHOTS 1 2 TOTAL
Eastern Florida State College 6 10 16
Monroe College 7 11 18
SAVES 1 2 TOTAL
Eastern Florida State College 3 3 6
Monroe College 2 3 5
CORNER KICKS 1 2 TOTAL
Eastern Florida State College 1 1 2
Monroe College 5 2 7
FOULS 1 2 TOTAL
Eastern Florida State College 13 7 20
Monroe College 6 4 10

Game Information

Date/Time: August 25, 2019 – 2:00 PM
Location: CCBC Essex
Game Length: 2:45
Attendance: 0
Scorer: Greg Witkop
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