By Sheldon Gomes
The FDU Knights (8-5-3, 5-2-1 NEC) matched up with St. Francis Brooklyn (5-6-5, 3-3-3 NEC) but neither side was able to muster up any scoring with the game ending in a 0-0 draw.
Tensions were high with physical play on the ball from both sides throughout the game. This carried late into the final minutes of regulation with defender Michelle Williams getting assessed a yellow card after exchanging words with St. Francis.
The contest proved to be a showcase of the goalkeepers as Fairleigh Dickinson’s own Malene Nielsen turned in another strong performance with two spectacular saves that came off a header right at the goal, and a high shot just below the top off the crossbar. Nielsen finished the game with six saves in total.
The Knights will have a chance to get back in action and inch closer to first place in the NEC when they go back home to take on Mount St. Mary’s on Oct. 28th at 4 p.m.
Photo by Kenneth Ramirez Castro