Kean Men’s Soccer Falls to TCNJ, 2-1

HILLSIDE – The College of New Jersey defeated host Kean University, 2-1, in New Jersey Athletic Conference men’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon.

The Lions (7-5-2, 5-1-1 NJAC) erased a 1-0 deficit to remain at the top of the NJAC standings.


Kean (8-7-1, 4-3 NJAC) took a 1-0 lead early in the game, when sophomore Abner Denis scored off the assist from sophomore Kharee Winslow on the through ball.

Midway through the first half, the Lions tied the game on the Ray Nelan penalty kick after the Kean foul inside the box.

The Lions scored the game-winning goal late in the first half when Chris Pisano scored off the assist from Sean Casey with three minutes remaining in the half.

The Lions held an 8-6 edge in shots and a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Kean rookie goalkeeper Tyler Callahan made four saves, while TCNJ goalie Adam Friedman stopped a pair of shots.

The Cougars return to action on Tuesday, October 19, when they host Ursinus College at the East Campus Soccer Complex at 3 p.m.

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