North Branch, NJ -- Raritan Valley fell to Rowan College at Gloucester by a final of 4-3. Reduced to 10 men midway through the first half, two second half rallies came up just short after Rowan scored the game winner in the 88th minute to clinch their first conference victory of the season.
With the wind behind them in the 2nd half, RVCC fought their way back into the game. Facundo Galante blasted a long range effort that Rowan's goalkeeper got just enough of to tip it off the crossbar. The Golden Lions tied the game in the 59th minute. Jason Zuloeta powered through a scrum of players to force the ball across the line from a corner kick to tie the game at 2-2. Rowan retook the lead in the 65th minute after an ill-advised Geovanny Barboza pass was easily intercepted, two passes later, Rowan had a simple tap in at the back post to go ahead 3-2. The Golden Lions again battled back, Andrew Williams scoring his 4th of the year to tie the score at 3-3. RVCC was unable to connect with several good balls served into the box, a Dave Werner shot was denied by the post and Andrew Williams shot wide of an open goal which would have given Raritan Valley the lead.
The Golden Lions travel to Ocean Country College on Tuesday, October 7th, kickoff is 4pm.