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NJIT Defeats Liberty 3-0

September 28, 2019  Newark, N.J.  RSS
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NJIT Defeats Liberty 3-0

The NJIT Highlanders downed the Liberty Flames 3-0 in an ASUN Conference match, Saturday afternoon at Lubetkin Field at Mal Simon Stadium.

Thomas Radon scored twice for the host Highlanders.

Liberty drops to 3-6 overall and 0-2 in the ASUN on the season. The contest closes out a three-game road swing for the Flames. NJIT moves to 3-3-1 overall and 1-1-0 in conference.

Scoring Summary
11' – NJIT – Thomas Radon (Unassisted)
60' – NJIT – Gerald Cubero (Unassisted)
89' – NJIT – Thomas Radon (Assisted by Regsan Watkins)

Turning Point
Leading 1-0, the Highlanders extended their advantage early in the second half. Forward Gerald Cubero fired a shot across the box and into the top of the net for a 2-0 advantage.

Key Stats & Notes
• NJIT outshot Liberty, 15-8, in the match. The Highlanders also held a 5-4 edge in corner kicks.

• Seth Clark and Sebastian Valdez each had two shots to lead the Flames.

• Liberty goalkeeper Danny Cordero made three saves, while Samuel Reigys record five saves for NJIT.

• The Flames and Highlanders have met only twice in their programs history. Last season, Liberty won 2-1 at Osborne Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

• The contest was the last of a three-game road swing for the Flames. Liberty went 0-3 on the trip.

Up Next
Liberty returns home on Tuesday. The Flames will host the Duquesne Dukes at 7 p.m. at Osborne Stadium.