Ahmed El-Ghareib made eight saves but CSI yielded seven in the loss to the Red Hawks

The College of Staten Island men’s soccer team fell for the second straight time, this time blanked by Montclair State University in a one-sided, 7-0, affair as part of non-conference play in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.  MSU scored all seven of their goals and 21 of their shots in the first half, improving to a perfect 4-0 on the season, while the Dolphins fell to 2-3.

Freshman Almir Batista had a goal and two assists leading the charge as MSU scored four times over the first 10 minutes.  Freshman Steven Zamudio added a goal and assist for the Red Hawks.

Senior goalkeeper Ahmed El-Ghareib made eight saves for the Dolphins, but Montclair State wasted little time getting on the board as Batista fed freshman Trey Leggett with the latter blasting a shot from 15-yards out for the game’s first goal at the 3:52 mark.

Junior Dan Mendoza made it a 2-0 game 68 seconds later on a penalty kick with Batista getting a hand in the next two goals as Montclair State built a four-goal cushion by the 11th minute.  Maxx Wurzburger set up Batista with a crossing pass for the first goal and Batista assisted on a goal by Lucas Terci making the score 4-0. 

Mike Horan scored with 14:25 remaining in the period and Matt Slattery finished off a Zamudio feed nearly four minutes later as Montclair State led 6-0. Zamudio capped off the first with his third goal 25 seconds before the horn as MSU led 7-0.

Senior goalkeeper Anthony Rogic made one save in 35 minutes before Kevin Lynch and Frank Buchel finished up with scoreless action before the game was stopped with 15 minutes remaining due to inclement weather.

CSI gets back to action on Wednesday, September 12, when they host Berkeley College of New Jersey for a 4pm non-conference contest at the CSI Soccer Complex.

– story courtesy of MSU Sports Information