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Brites scores three points in women’s football win over Pratt


JERSEY CITY, NJ – The University of New Jersey City women’s football team hosted the Pratt Institute on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 17, where the team ultimately dominated with a 6-1 victory. This is the first time the Gothic Knights have faced the Cannoneers in NJCU history. By the end of the game, Jersey City had totaled 29 shots, including 16 on goal.

NJCU (3-6-3) quickly passed the Cannoneers (4-5-1), when NJCU senior Victoria Gil (South River, NJ / South River) scored the game’s first goal in seconds. Gil’s goal was assisted by junior Michelle Taras (Newark, NJ / Newark East Side). Jersey City kept up the momentum as they received a corner kick immediately after the opening goal resulting in a high miss by Gothic Knight’s first student. Katie Kelly (Secaucus, NJ / Secaucus). It was the first of Kelly’s four shooting attempts throughout the game. NJCU second year Kim Brites (Carteret, NJ / Carteret) found a shot attempt but was later awarded a penalty kick following a Cannoneers handball inside the 18-yard box. Brites placed the ball in the upper left corner of the net, putting NJCU at 2-0 in just the sixth minute.

Brites, second year Rayanna Lima (Kearny, New Jersey / Kearny), beginner Brianna Eckel-Cifrese (East Windsor, NJ / Hightstown) and Taras each had shot attempts, although Taras managed to score one on goal – still to be saved by the Cannoneers keeper. In the 23rd minute, Annie Brown scored the first and only goal of the afternoon for Pratt. A few minutes later, Brites landed a few more shots on goal: his first was saved by the Cannoneer’s goalkeeper, while the second sent him into the net. Jersey City now led the Cannoneers 3-1. Brites, second year Krysti Alejandro (Kearny, New Jersey / Kearny) and recruit Emily Chacon (Parsippany, NJ / Parsippany) each had missed shooting attempts to close the first half.

The second half was kicked off, again by Gil, who had two successful shot attempts. In the 55th minute, the senior goalkeeper of the NJCU Cidney Lee-Sam (Old Bridge, NJ / Old Bridge) made two huge saves, keeping the Gothic Knights up 3-1. The heads of the crowd turned back and forth as each team took consecutive corners. Lee-Sam made another terrific save, barely tipping the ball that was heading up the net. NJCU retaliated with a shot from Kelly – the ball bounced off the post to Alejandro – who then scored the fourth goal for the Gothic Knights.

Kelly received a yellow card in the 62nd minute and was subsequently replaced by Chacon. Taras, Alejandro, Brites and junior Odalis Hernandez (Union City, New Jersey / Union City) each had attempted shooting over the next 15 minutes. In the 80th minute, Brites scored the fifth goal of the afternoon, assisted by Taras. Alejandro managed to get two more shots before the first year Naomi Cabello (Paterson, NJ / HARP Academy) scored their first goal of the night, closing the second half and leaving Jersey City victorious 6-1.

The Gothic Knights hit the road for their penultimate New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) competition against Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ on Oct. 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET.


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