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Men’s Soccer Wins in Final Minute at Neumann; Rivera Breaks Assists Record

Men’s Soccer Wins in Final Minute at Neumann; Rivera Breaks Assists Record

ASTON, Pa. – Thanks to a record-breaking assist from Derek Rivera, Leonardo Torres tallied the game-winner in the final minute on Wednesday night against Neumann to pick up a crucial three points in the Atlantic East standings.

NOTABLE

  • Rivera stands alone with 17 career assists after setting up Torres with a great corner kick in the final minute.
  • Torres has now scored 14 goals this season and is threatening his own school record for single-season goals (16 in 2021).
  • Bayron Banegas had five saves to secure the clean sheet.
  • Marymount, Neumann, and Cabrini sit in a three-way tie for first place with matching 3-1 records in conference play.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In the first half, neither team could generate a goal as they entered intermission scoreless.
  • Marymount picked up the pace in the second half and outshot the Knights, 12-6.
  • A frantic final seven minutes saw the Saints fire off five shots, including a header from Torres that found the back of the net with 55 seconds left.
  • MU held off Neumann in the final minute to clinch the victory. 

HEAR FROM COACH KALIN

  • "What a way to finish a game! The environment tonight was everything a great college soccer game should be. Every guy that stepped on the field showed amazing poise and determination to find that goal with 55 seconds left. This is a game that the boys will remember. And a special night for Derek, who now owns the all-time assist record. But none of it will matter if we don't stay focused on Saturday and Cabrini." 

UP NEXT

  • Marymount returns to Long Bridge Park for a highly-anticipated match against Cabrini on Saturday at 12 PM.

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