Manhattan Hosts Iona On Senior Night
Riverdale, NY - Manhattan (1-12-3; 1-6-2 MAAC) concludes the 2016 season at home against local-rival Iona (5-12; 4-5 MAAC) on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 pm.
Thank You Seniors
Prior to the match, the Jasper will honor their seven-person senior class of Tarek Beckles, Deljan Bregasi, Fabian Burnett, Brian DeLaurentis, Niels Kirch, Andrew Melitsanopoulos and Timmy O'Driscoll.
Offense Breaks Out
The Manhattan offense erupted for a season-high three goals at Fairfield as junior Joe Hulme, Melitsanopoulos and sophomore Ryan Shields all found the back of the net. Burnett also added an assist with Hulme also providing a helper. Hulme now has five points and is tied with Shields with a team-high two goals.
The Gaels have won three-of-five to claw back in contention for a MAAC Tournament berth and needs to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Iona is led by Daniel Huertas, who paces the squad in goals (8), assists (4) and points (20).
Last Year Against Iona
The teams played to a 2-2 draw in New Rochelle with Kirch recording a goal and O’Driscoll an assist.
With A Win …
The Jaspers would defeat the Gaels for the first time since recording a 1-0 victory in the 2011 MAAC Tournament semifinals.