The Highlanders celebrate the lone goal of the match. (Photo courtesy of NJIT SID)

HILLSIDE, N.J. —Redshirt sophomore Rene White scored the lone goal and goalkeeper Victor Pujades recorded the shutout to pace the NJIT men to a 1-0 victory over Sacred Heart University in the season opener for both teams at Kean University East Campus Facility Friday night.

It was the second consecutive season the Highlanders kicked off against Sacred Heart with a 1-0 win.

White, who missed last season due to injury, got the Highlanders on the board in the 58th minute after a run down the left side by Andrew Nino. Nino crossed to White inside the box and the forward tucked it away. White recorded six goals 14 points in 2016, both good enough for second on the team.

The Pioneers outshot the hosts, 10-5, with an 8-2 margin in the second half.

NJIT hosts Navy at Kean Monday at 4 p.m.