TEJADA CONTRIBUTES TO EVERY GOAL AS NJCU WINS 10TH GAME
PATCHOGUE, NY (NJCUGothicKnights.com) | Senior EDUARDO TEJADA (North Arlington, NJ/North Arlington) continues to make the case that he might be the best center midfielder in the region. The Gothic Knight co-captain continued to make that case by scoring twice and assisting on New Jersey City University's other goal as NJCU won its 10th game of the season, defeating St. Joseph's College (LI), 3-1, in a non-conference night game on October 8 at Danzi Stadium.
NJCU wins its fourth consecutive game and improves to 10-4—reaching double digits in victories for the first time since the 2008 season (11-5-4). St. Joseph's dropped to 6-8 and had its three-game winning streak snapped. NJCU has won the last six meetings against the Golden Eagles since 2004 and leads the all-time series, 7-1-1.
The Knights put 14 of their 19 shots on goal and tallied 12 attempts in the second half, finishing with a slim 19-18 shots edge. St. Joe's led 1-0 at halftime before NJCU tied the game just 1:36 into the second half, and tallied two more in the 74th and 86th minutes.
Tejada had never had a multi-goal game in his career before having a school conference record eight points on September 19 against Ramapo College and that game has proven to be a catalyst. On Monday, Tejada recorded his third effort of five or more points this season and now has 22 points over his last eight games.
After scoring just nine goals in his first 64 career games, Tejada has seen his career numbers skyrocket to 17 goals and 18 assists for 52 points. He increased his 2012 totals to eight goals and a New Jersey Athletic Conference-best nine assists for 25 points.
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