Yeshiva Denies Men's Soccer First League Win

Yeshiva Denies Men's Soccer First League Win

TEANECK, N.J. — In a matchup of two teams battling for their first league win, Yeshiva University broke open a one-goal game at half and dealt the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) men's soccer team a 4-0 setback in Skyline Conference play on Tuesday evening.

 The Basics

  • Final Score: Yeshiva 4, St. Joseph's 0
  • Records: Yeshiva (5-6, 1-5), St. Joseph's (1-12-1, 0-7)
  • Location: Teaneck, N.J. — Votee Park

How It Happened

  • The Maccabees drew first blood just three minutes as Julian Ribak put away the first shot of the game for the hosts for the lone tally in a closely played first half. Yeshiva held an 8-6 edge in shots, but the Bears dominated 8-2 in corner kicks.
  • Alberto Benhamu scored an insurance goal less than four minutes into the second stanza which deflated any momentum for a comeback as Yeshiva controlled the period with a 12-3 shot advantage.
  • Ribak put away any hopes of a comeback scoring two quick goals in less than two minutes for the final 4-0 deficit.

For the Bears

  • Led by Pandeli Mano's pair of shots, eight different Bears registered a shot, prompting six Yeshiva saves.
  • Julian Rodriguez made four saves in a losing effort in his first game back after missing five due to injury.

The Bear Facts

  • Yeshiva improves to 6-1 in the all-time series.
  • The Bears took a 2-1 season-opening victory last season.

Next Up for the Bears

  • The Bears wrap up their 2017 home slate and honor their four seniors for Senior Day hosting Sarah Lawrence College on Saturday (Oct. 21) at Aviator Field. Kickoff is slated for noon with live stats and video at