HILLSIDE, N.J. — NJIT and No. 21 Fairleigh Dickinson played to a 1-1 men’s draw in non-conference actiot Kean University East Campus Facility Saturday afternoon.
NJIT moved to 5-1-2 after the game against the Knights (5-0-1).
“We played well for 110 minutes dominating in the possession by a large margin and statistically in all categories but we came up short in our final shot in around the 18 yard box,” head coach Fernando Barboto said. “In the end it was a game we should of won.”
Fairleigh Dickinson scored in the 35th minute on a penalty kick by Ahu Obhakhan while NJIT scored the equalizer in the 77th minute on a goal by Paulino Marques.
NJIT goalkeeper Victor Pujades recorded four saves while FDU counterpart Tiago Capela made six saves.
Senior Mamadou Guirassy, the nation’s leading scorer, combined for eight shots and one shot on goal but couldn’t find the back of the net for NJIT.
NJIT will open ASUN Conference action, hosting USC Upstate at Kean University’s East Campus Facility Wednesday at 1 p.m.