Pablo Jimenez scored in the 66th minute for the Highlanders. (Photo courtesy of NJIT SID)
BROOKLYN – Despite getting outshot 19-2, the NJIT men pulled off a 1-0 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon.
Sophomore Pablo Jimenez scored in the 66th minute and junior goalkeeper Victor Pujades recorded his third shutout of the season in a non-conference game at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier – 5.
NJIT (5-1-0), which suffered its first loss at Drexel University last weekend, bounced back to the win column.
The Terriers (2-5-2) dominated the game, finishing with 14 corner kicks to the Highlanders’ two.
“Very difficult surface conditions with the type of turf and the rain adding slickness,” NJIT head coach Fernando Barboto said. “We suffered throughout the match and managed to defend and keep a strong St. Francis Brooklyn team at zero. We countered and Pablo Jimenez dealt a great cross from Andy [Alvarez] and put us up a goal. We held onto the lead in a tough away match.”
Pujades stopped six shots.
Jimenez and Thomas Radon accounted for both Highlander shots. Radon’s attempt came in the 24th minute.
The lone goal came off a set piece as a high ball served into the box by Alvarez and tucked away by Jimenez.
The Highlanders host George Washington University at Kean University East Campus Facility Saturday at 3 p.m.