MIAMI — Senior forward Mamadou Guirassy scored twice in the second half for the NJIT men, who played FIU to a 2-2 draw after regulation due to lighting and heavy rainfall in the area at FIU Soccer Stadium Friday evening.
The Highlanders, who debuted ranked No. 10 in the Southeast Region this week, remained undefeated, moving to 2-0-1 while FIU, ranked No. 3 in the Southeast Region, moved to 1-0-2.
Guirassy, an ASUN Conference second-team honoree and Division I All-Southeast Region third-team selection last season, has three goals on the season and 13 for his career, which ranks the senior tied for second in the NJIT Division I records.
FIU broke through with 32 seconds remaining in the first half on a goal by midfielder Marvin Hezel, which was set up by Deshawon Nembhard’s corner kick.
On a Highlanders counter attack, senior captain Danny Cordeiro was taken down inside the box. Guirassy converted the penalty kick to knot the game at 1-1.
Guirassy scored the go-ahead goal in the 69th minute with a through ball behind the defense and keeper, tucking away a feed from freshman Thomas Radon.
FIU found momentum and got the equalizer in the 72nd minute on midfielder Paul Marie’s goal.
NJIT will return to action at FAU Sunday at 2:30 p.m.