CAMDEN – For the third straight match, sophomore Tiago Goetzke pushed Kean to victory with the game-winning goal, this time with a 2-1 victory over Rutgers-Camden on Saturday evening.
Early in the second overtime, freshman Young Ahn took a restart on the left side and served a ball into a crowd at the top of the box, where Goetzke flicked a header inside the far right post for the game-winning goal. It was his team-high fifth goal of the season and lifted the Cougars to 5-2-1 overall and 2-0 in the NJAC.
Rutgers-Camden falls to 6-4-1 overall and 2-1 in NJAC play, snapping a seven-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1).
The Cougars scored the lone first half goal at 31:07 off a perfect corner kick by Ahn to the far right post. It was headed home by junior forward Ryan Peart.
Rutgers-Camden tied the game in the 79th minute after freshman forward Taylor McGrory slid a perfect through ball into the box. Freshman midfielder Mitch Grotti ran onto the pass and finished off his team-leading fourth goal.
Kean outshot Rutgers-Camden, 21-11, but the Scarlet Raptors held an 8-6 edge in corner kicks in the tight conference game.
Kean senior keeper Alfredo Oquendo went the distance, making four saves. Scarlet Raptor junior goalie Tim VanLiew made nine saves while playing the entire 103:16.
Kean returns to action on Wednesday when they host New Jersey City University at 7:30 p.m.
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