Iona men’s soccer remain unbeaten in MAAC play


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The Gaels conceded a late equalizer against Quinnipiac with just 47 seconds remaining.  

Jordan Score, Staff Writer

The Iona men’s soccer team is unbeaten in their last six games, with their last defeat coming on Sept. 10 against Holy Cross.  


During the Gaels’ last game, they recorded a tie on the road against Quinnipiac University on Oct. 15 at Hamden, Connecticut. This was the Gaels’ fourth tie this season.  


Iona tied Quinnipiac University with both teams scoring one goal apiece. Aly Camara scored his second goal of the season which was the lone goal for Iona with Sergio Gonzalez Fernandez getting the assist. Juan Alfaro Monge generated seven saves. 


This tie extends the Gaels’ unbeaten streak against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) opponents this season moving their record to 2-0-3. Iona has also not lost at home, holding a record of 3-0-2 at home this year.  


Last season Iona finished 3-6-1 against MAAC teams. Iona started MAAC play when they beat Marist College 1-0 on Oct. 1. They then tied Rider University 0-0, beat Manhattan College 2-1, tied Canisius College 3-3, and tied Quinnipiac University 1-1.  


Iona’s goalkeeper Alfaro Monge recorded shutout wins to start the season against MAAC opponents as he saved 5 shots against Marist College and made one save against Rider University 


Frederik Johnson Oee scored the lone goal against Marist College leading to the 1-0 victory.  


On Senior Day Iona came back from 1-0 down against their rivals Manhattan College to secure a 2-1 win. Nathaniel David scored the game tying goal in the first half as Federico Russo, who is a senior, scored the game winning goal, which was the first goal of his collegiate career.  


The Gaels then played a back-and-forth game against Canisius College which led to a 3-3 draw. Aly Camara, Ricardo Senen Pinillos and Nathaniel David were the scorers for the Gaels.  

The men’s team has five more games against MAAC foes, and they will end the regular season on Nov. 2 against Saint Peter’s University. Iona will play two more home games and three more games on the road.  


The Gaels will be at home playing Niagara University on Oct. 19, on the road against Siena College on Oct. 22, home against Fairfield University on Oct. 26, and then they will finish with two games on the road against Mount St. Mary’s University on Oct. 29, before concluding the regular season against Saint Peter’s. 


Last season, the Gaels lost 1-0 to Niagara University, beat Siena College 3-1, lost to Fairfield University 2-0, beat Mount St. Mary’s University, and lost to Saint Peter’s University 1-0 in double overtime.  


Following their matchup with Saint Peter’s, the 2022 MAAC Championship First Round will take place on Nov. 6 and will conclude with the Championship Game on Nov. 13. The team will look to play in their first MAAC Tournament since 2020 and seek to win their first MAAC Tournament since 2019.