Mamadou Guirassy leads all Division I scorers with eight goals. (Photo courtesy of NJIT SID)
HILLSIDE, N.J. – The NJIT men continued their undefeated streak with a 3-0 shutout victory over St. Francis Brooklyn Saturday afternoon.
It marked the Highlanders’ (5-0-1) second win against the Terriers. The last time NJIT defeated St. Francis Brooklyn was in 2015, 3-2 over a then 22nd-ranked side.
St. Francis Brooklyn (4-2) entered the game ranked eight in the Northeast Region and on a four-game winning streak.
Leading the Highlanders was senior forwad Mamadou Guirassy, who posted a career-best three points on two goals and an assist. The senior broke the NJIT D1 season record with his eighth goal of the season and tied his personal high for points in a season holding 17 points after six games. Guirassy also broke the NJIT D1 record for career points, surpassing former teammate Marko Drljic (’14), accumulating 42 points. He is also the national leading scorer with his eight goals.
The first goal came from Guirassy in the 34th minute as he received a pass from freshman Pablo Jimenez, beating his defender to the left and sneaking the ball past goalkeeper Robert Bazzichetto.
NJIT piled on two more goals in the second half.
In the 53rd minute, Guirassy blasted a shot from outside the 18, that was saved by Bazzicheto and ricocheted into the area of senior co-captain Danny Cordeiro, who fired another shot that was almost blocked by a Terrier defender, but found the back of the net.
Guirassy struck again in the 62nd minute with a ball from freshman Thomas Radon. Guirassy beat his defender and the keeper to comfortably stick the ball in the far corner.
NJIT’s sophomore Victor Pujades, who recorded his fifth shutout and win, made three saves. Bazzicheto also produced three saves.
NJIT visit Stony Brook University Wednesday at 7 p.m.