Thomas Radon could not have found a better time to score his first collegiate goal. (Photo courtesy of NJIT SID)

HILLSIDE, N.J. — Senior Mamadou Guirassy and freshman Thomas Radon registered a goal for NJIT in its 2-1 victory over USC Upstate in the ASUN Conference opener at Kean University East Campus Facility Wednesday afternoon.

NJIT, which remained ranked No. 3 in the latest Southeast Region poll, returned back to the win column, improving to 6-1-2, 1-0 in the ASUN while USC Upstate dropped to 2-5-0 overall, 0-1 in the ASUN.

Guirassy tallied his nation-leading 10th goal of the season in the 39th minute. Radon recorded his first in the 75th minute.

Freshman Pablo Jimenez was credited with the assist on Guirassy’s goal and classmate Nicholas Kozdron posted the assist on Radon’s goal.

Sophomore goalkeeper Victor Pujades combined for a strong performance with five saves while USC Upstate’s starting goalkeeper Santiago Restrepo recorded three saves before leaving the match with a leg injury. Backup keeper CJ Cluck finished the final 30 minutes, stopping two shots.

NJIT will return to action, visiting George Washington University at Saturday at 2 p.m.