Men’s Football Goes Three Games Unbeaten With 2-1 Win Over Rider

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In their first meeting in 29 years, the Rutgers men’s soccer team beat Rider, 2-1, on Friday night to go three games undefeated. Jason Bouregy and MD Myers each scored for the Scarlet Knights to close out the first half, while the Broncs added a score to start the second half. Aurie Briscoe made his second start of the season in net, making two saves.

After a slow start to the competition, Rutgers ignited it to end the first 45 minutes of action, scoring two goals in the final 10 minutes of halftime. Bouregy came off the bench at 34:01 and provided an immediate spark, scoring his first Scarlet and White goal at 35:35 from a pass from Myers.

Myers followed that up with his own goal moments later in the 39th minute to extend the team’s 2-0 lead as he entered the dressing room. Myers and Bouregy change roles, because it is Bouregy this time who assists Myers on the second goal of the evening.

At the start of the second half, Rider converted a free kick just outside the box in the 51st minute to halve RU’s lead, 2-1.

The Broncs followed up with an almost identical situation in the 74th minute, with a free kick just outside the box but Briscoe made a big save to keep the Scarlet Knights lead.

Goals

36′ (UK) Jason Bouregy (1) – MD Myers
39′ (RU) MD Myers (5) – Jason Bouregy
51′ (RID) Adel Al-Masude – unassisted

Game Notes

  • With his fifth goal of the season, Myers continues with the Scarlet Knights on offense. The senior striker has scored in three outings this season. He also recorded his first assist of the season on Friday night.
  • Bouregy’s goal was the second of his career and the first at Rutgers. The junior scored once against Lehigh in his first season at American. Bouregy’s assist on Myers’ goal marks his first of the season and fifth of his career.
  • The Scarlet Knights have now seen nine unique goalscorers in five games.
  • Briscoe made his second start in net this slate, earning his first victory against the Broncs. His two saves add to his total of seven for the season.
  • 17 Scarlet Knights saw the pitch on Friday night with six Scarlet Knights playing every 90 minutes (Joey Zalinski, Hugo Le GuennecTommy DeVizio, Briscoe, Myers and Matthew Acosta).
  • Rutgers won the 34th meeting between the programs, improving their all-time record to 19-12-3 against Rider. RU have now won the previous 12 games dating back to 1983.

Look forward

In the fourth contest of its five home games, RU will host Albany at Yurcak Field on Tuesday, September 13 at 7 p.m.

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