The College of Staten Island men’s soccer team is back in action tonight where they will travel to Ewing, NJ to take on the College of Staten Island in a non-conference game at 7:30 pm. CSI is unbeaten in four straight games and will look to extend that streak to five tonight against the Lions.
CSI vs. THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (6-3-2 Overall, 3-1-1 CUNYAC) vs. The College of New Jersey (5-5-1 Overall, 2-2 NJAC)
Where: TCNJ Soccer Complex – 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628
Kick-Off: 7:30 pm
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/tcnj/msoc/
All-Time Series: TCNJ leads 3-0
Last Year’s Meeting: TCNJ won 2-0
Players to Watch (CSI): Reigning CUNYAC Defender of the Week Jacob Szumanski will be tasked with stopping the Lions’ attack. Last week, Szumanski held Baruch College to 0 goals while allowing just one against Brooklyn. Ruben Diaz is also another name to watch on that back line as he scored his first goal of the season in the win over Brooklyn last week. On the offensive side of the ball Marcin Klim will look to add to his goal mark this season.
Players to Watch (TCNJ): Mateo Panizza and Thomas Hogue each have four goals this year for the Lion’s and will look to bounce back from a two game losing skid. Dan Walsh has started in goal for the Lions six times this season and has allowed just four goals against in his 554 minutes of action.
News and Notes: The Lions have dominated the series 3-0 and held the Dolphins without a goal through those three games while scoring eight of their own. The scoreless trend could be attributed to the Dolphins not playing the Lions at home as they are always playing in Ewing, NJ. Previous to Saturday’s game against Brooklyn the Dolphins had not allowed a goal in three straight games (290 min). On the other side the Lions have not scored a goal in two consecutive games, both of which were NJAC games. As a team the College of New Jersey is averaging two goals a game while allowing one goal per game. The Dolphins are also averaging two goals a game however they are allowing less than a goal per game.