BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Senior Mamadou Guirassy scored the lone goal and sophomore keeper Victor Pujades recorded the shutout in the NJIT men’s 1-0 win at LIU Brooklyn in non-conference action Wednesday night.
NJIT remained unbeaten at 4-0-1 while LIU Brooklyn fell to 0-3-1.
This is the best start in program history since competing at the Division I level (first season 2004). In 1983, when NJIT competed at the Division III level, the Highlanders began at 4-0-1.
Guirassy, reigning ASUN Conference player of the week, scored on a breakaway from a lead pass by sophomore Andrew Nino with one minute remaining in the first half for his team-leading sixth goal.
The senior forward has scored at least one goal in the last four of the past five matches and became the NJIT Division I career leader in goals (16). His 37 career points ties the NJIT D1 mark with Marko Drljic (Class of 2014).
The win marked the second consecutive shutout for Pujades and his fourth of the season as the sophomore made six saves. LIU Brooklyn’s Cole Palmer made four saves.
NJIT, which closed out its five-game road trip, will return to action in its home opener against St. Francis Brooklyn Saturday at 3 p.m. The game will be played at Kean University East Campus Facility in Hillside, N.J.