NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Despite a dominating performance, which included 32 shots, the College of New Rochelle Mens Soccer team was unable to find the back of the net enough Monday afternoon in non-conference action against the University of Valley Forge. The Blue Angels gave up four goals on just seven shots for Valley Forge in a 4-2 setback. CNR falls to 6-2 on the season, while Valley Forge improves to 5-7.
CNR appeared to score in the first 30 seconds of the match, but freshmen forward Jovanni Garcia (Garden Grove, CA) was called offsides. CNR would remain on the attack not allowing a Valley Forge player into its box the first 10 minutes of the game. But in the 11th minute, the Patriots struck first on a long shot that dipped over CNR keeper Cristian Perez Del Castillo (Harrison, NY).
After a shot by freshmen Oscar Guido (Kendall, FL) hit the post in the 25th minute, CNR finally cashed in with two goals before the half, the first an unassisted goal by sophomore Nicorey Warren (Brooklyn, NY) in the 28th minute. In the 34th minute, Warren was brought down in the box, allowing freshmen Cesar Rodriguez (Santa Ana, CA) to push CNR in front of the penalty kick.
In the 2nd half the Patriots managed just five shots, but three went in, while CNR peppered the goal with 16 shots but came up with a goose egg. Patriots keeper Aaron Sierra was pivotal in the Valley Forge win, making 10 saves, many big ones.
CNR will host St. Joseph’s Brooklyn on Wednesday night at 7pm.