Men's Soccer Kicks Off 2019 Season With Overtime Match-Up Against Raritan Valley

Photo Credit: Tom Smith
Photo Credit: Tom Smith

Manalapan, NJ - The Brookdale men's soccer team came out strong against the Lions of Raritan Valley Community College but fell short in overtime, 3-2.

The Blues hit the crossbar in the 10th minute of play and continued to rip shots as the Lions defense managed to clear three balls off the goal line in a great defensive effort. The score remained tied at 0-0 after the first half. 

After going down by two goals in the second half, the team picked up their intensity and freshman midfielder Dane Calhoun buried a rebound off of sophomore forward Hadi Raoofi's initial 30 yard blast. Raoofi continued to produce up top and notched the tying goal with eight minutes remaining in the game off a low cross from freshman midfielder Gabriel Vieira. Raritan Valley found the net first in overtime, handing the Blues a home opener loss.

The team will return to action on the road at Rowan College at Burlington County on Thursday, September 5th at 3pm.

Photo above courtesy of Tom Smith

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