NEW YORK, NY - The Western Connecticut State University men's soccer team improved to 8-3 on the season by shutting out John Jay College, 2-0, on Wednesday evening.
The Colonials got on the board in the 50th minute as freshman Franz Muhaj (Bridgeport, Conn.) scored the first goal of the game, assisted by junior Afa Reyes (Bridgeport, Conn.). This would be the first of two goals scored by Muhaj which would turn out to decide the game. His sixth goal in seven games as he continues his high level of play.
The Colonials set a defensive tone early and throughout the game. Dominating the stat sheet they racked up 13 shots on goal on 22 shots. WestConn junior Daniel Szabo (Trumbull, Conn.) made three saves on seven shots to keep the Bloodhounds off the board.
This was a much needed win as the Colonials struggled recently, losing the previous two games.
"I'm happy we came away with the win," said WestConn head coach Joe Mingachos following Wednesday's win. "But we really need to turn our focus to finish on our scoring chances if we are going to be successful."
The Colonials are back in action on Saturday, October 5th for a 1 p.m. conference matchup against Keene State.