Women’s College Soccer
NJIT 2, Rider University 0
NEWARK, NJ— Technology is the making or usage of tools or systems to solve a problem or achieve a goal. On Sunday, Rider failed to even score a goal, let alone achieve its goal of winning the game.
Playing on the Highlands of Newark, where 19th and 20th century homes were built on High Street that looked east upon rivers and watched as boats came in from all over the world, the Broncs were shutout at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Sunday afternoon. “We didn’t play very well today,” said Rider head coach Drayson Hounsome. “Our effort was below par.”
NJIT (3-5) scored the only goal the Highlanders would need in the 12th minute of play on a cross into the box from the left side.
The Highlanders scored an insurance goal in the 56th minute of play from 25 yards out on a rebound.
“They out-worked us,” Hounsome said, “they out-powered us.”
For Rider (3-3) freshman Vanessa Perdomo (Hillsborough, NJ/South Brunswick) made five saves in the second half after freshman Bethany-May Howard (Glastonbury, England/Bridgwater College) made three saves in the first half.
NJIT out-shot Rider 18-14, although both teams had eight shots in the second half. “The last 25 minutes we didn’t play that badly,” Hounsome said.
NJIT had 10 shots on goal while Rider had five. “We were very flat,” Hounsome said.
NJIT defeated VMI 1-0 on Friday.
Rider defeated NJIT 1-0 in overtime in Lawrenceville in the 2012 season opener. Rider defeated NJIT 2-0 the last time Rider visited Newark, in 2011. Rider and NJIT split their first two meetings, with the Highlanders winning 2-0 here in Newark in 2009 and the Broncs winning 5-2 at Rider in 2010.
The Broncs begin MAAC play Saturday, hosting Siena at 1pm on September 21.