An early lead for Fordham was gone in a “New York Minute” as Princeton rallied one-down to secure a 3-2 win in the Bronx.
After Fordham scored in the 18th minute, the Tigers seemed to find a new gear as Mateo Godoy scored twice in exactly 1:00 am to re-energize the Tigers.
In the 25th minute, Godoy set a free kick on a line from about 25 yards and he feuded a low ball through his teammates and inside the left post without any movement from Fordham’s keeper.
Bend it like Mateo? Secure!
Godoy swings one around the wall and into the pole for our first score of the night. pic.twitter.com/GKWbVuf12k
— Princeton Men’s Soccer (@TigerMensSoccer) October 25, 2022 60 seconds later, Godoy took a short pass from Nico Nee and uncorked a laser that went under the bar to give the Tigers a lead,
Oh boy, Mateo Godoy!
Nico Nee with a subtle pass to the wing and Godoy drops the hammer for his second of the night and a 2-1 lead in the Bronx. pic.twitter.com/0f0ZuV7A2t
— Princeton Men’s Soccer (@TigerMensSoccer) October 25, 2022 In the 38th minute. Francis Akomeah extended the lead from a Princeton corner. Jack Jasinski’s serve was a bit thrown around, with Daniel Ittycheria passing the ball to Akomeah, who sent home the insurance goal.
Don’t light up, Francis!
Akomeah with a late marker for a 3-1 lead at halftime! pic.twitter.com/5ba3llyB36
— Princeton Men’s Soccer (@TigerMensSoccer) October 26, 2022 When it started to rain over Jeffrey Field, the Rams found a second goal to come within one too late. A long ball was originally headed by Ben Bograd about 100 yards from Princeton’s goal, but the header went straight to Ben Shepherd, who looped a high floater over Khamari Hadaway who had come off his line to back up from to make Bograd. The Rams had one last chance with just over two minutes left, but Hadway was there for his fourth save of the second half.
The Tigers will return to action on Sunday, taking on Brown in Providence on ESPNU at 12:00 PM.
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