By Sheldon Gomes
The Knights took care of business at home on Thursday, Sep. 29, defeating the Wagner Seahawks 1-0.
The first and only goal of the match would be scored in the 62nd minute of the game by Aitana Martinez-Montoya. This was Martinez-Montoya’s seventh goal of the season in just 11 games played thus far. Assisting with the goal was Paula Ruess, which was her first of the year.
Sophomore goalkeeper Malene Nielsen showcased her defense for the Knights, coming up with seven saves in 90 minutes of play. The sophomore’s defensive prowess would earn FDU its first shutout victory of the season.
Despite what the score may suggest, there was plenty of action as both teams attempted 34 shots combined and were aggressive for possession of the ball as the Knights came away with ten fouls to Wagner’s nine.
With the victory, FDU improved to 4-7-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the NEC. The Knights currently sit in second place atop the conference behind 4-0 Central Connecticut and are one of three undefeated teams remaining in the NEC.
The Knights will shift their focus to Monday, Oct. 3 when they travel to Philadelphia to take on Penn in a non-conference matchup.
Women’s soccer remains triumphant.
Art by Sheldon Gomes