September 2, 2012
WHAT A COMEBACK
FDU men turn 3-goal deficit into 4-3 win
NEWARK, N.J. -- For the second consecutive match, the 86th minute proved to be the right time for the Fairleigh Dickinson men.
Junior David Cornwell’s first career goal with a little over four minutes remaining capped an amazing second-half comeback to give the Knights a 4-3 win over New Jersey Institute of Technology on Saturday.
The Knights (2-1-0) scored all of their goals in the final 24 minutes as they held a one-man advantage after NJIT goalkeeper Lars Maalen-Johansen was red-carded after picking up his second yellow card in the 53rd minute. FDU took advantage of the Highlanders (2-1-0) playing with 10 players while facing backup goalkeeper Jason Scolaro.
Senior Jack McVey got things rolling with a penalty kick in the 67th minute to cut the deficit to 3-1.
Five minutes later, Cornwell found sophomore Nico Wright, who found the back of the net for his first goal of the season.
Wright was not done scoring and beat Scolaro from 10 yards to tie the game at 3-3 three minutes later.
With time winding down, Wright and Cornwell switched roles as Wright delivered a pass to Cornwell in the middle of the box, who delivered the game-winner.
Things looked bleak for FDU in the first half as it allowed three goals en route to a 3-0 deficit at the break. Falk Siegel scored in te the ninth minute as he converted a header off Jason Gonzalez’s corner kick to give NJIT a 1-0 lead.
Franco Gamero put the home team up 2-0 after he broke past two defenders and scored.
The Highlanders extended their lead to 3-0 on Jason Chippy’s goal in the 36th minute.
FDU senior Jeffery Barrenchea hit the post with a shot early in the second half. After a shot went wide by sophomore Anders Vest-Hansen in the 52nd minute, Maalen-Johansen earned his second card, forcing the Highlanders to play with 10 players the rest of the way.
FDU outshot NJIT, 17-9. FDU junior Jacob Lissek made two saves, while Maalen-Johansen made six of the Highlanders’ seven saves.
FDU return home to play Albany at University Stadium at 7 p.m. on Friday.