Men’s College Roundup: St. John’s Masur Wins 400th

Columbia's Beto Carrillo was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

NCAA logoColumbia topped Yale, 1-0, on Sunday, taking the Lions to a 3-1-1 Ivy League record (8-2-3 over all). The goal was scored by freshman Beto Carrillo after a layoff from sophomore John Denis. Carrillo, a Texas native, played with the FC Dallas Academy, winning a USSDA national championship in 2016. He was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week after scoring his first goal of the year, which goes along with three assists.

Fordham (10-4-2) was defeated by St. Louis at home, losing by 2-1 in a match where the Rams enjoyed more possession and more shots. After a 48th minute goal by Patrick Sarr, sustained pressure led to an own goal by Fordham nine minutes later. A late equalizer led to a more exciting final 10 minutes, but the Rams could not find a second. The Rams were to wrap up the regular season at UMass on Wednesday.

St. John’s (8-6-2) held off No. 10 Georgetown to secure a 1-0 lead and a spot in the Big East tournament. Senior midfielder David Enstrom scored his first goal as a member of the Red Storm, in the 31st minute. For the remainder, goalkeeper Andrew Withers led his side in a determined defensive effort, earning his seventh shutout of the season. The win was Coach Dave Masur’s 400th.

LIU (5-7-3) qualified for the NEC tournament, after a tie at Fairleigh Dickinson (9-4-3) on Monday. FDU took an early lead through the freshman Jacob Labovitz, but the Knights failed to hang on in the second half. LIU sophomore Christoffer Solbakken converted an incisive move involving his Scandinavian brethren Rasmus Hansen and Filip Nordstrom.

St. Francis (11-4-1) required extra time to defeat Bryant, 1-0, on Monday, extending its unbeaten streak to seven. Kieran Young was an unlikely scorer for the Terriers, but the Scot came through in the 98th minute with his first career points. The win clinches a berth in the NEC tournament. LIU and St. Francis will face off on Friday in the annual Battle of Brooklyn, hosted by SFC this year at Pier 5. With a regular-season championship and tourney hosting rights adding to the local rivalry, fans can expect a competitive match.

Iona (5-6-4) battled to a scoreless draw with Canisius (11-3-3) on Saturday, securing a bid to the MAAC championship. Sophomore keeper Juan Alcantara earned his fifth shutout of the season. The teams combined for 33 fouls and 5 yellow cards in a hard-fought match.

Top seeds Lehman and John Jay will face off in the CUNY Athletic Conference final on Saturday, Nov. 4. As the defending champions, Lehman is favored to repeat as champions. They defeated the Bloodhounds, 1-0, when the teams met earlier this season. Lehman is powered by junior Salh Alzubidi. His 17 goals in 17 games leads the division, and he does not shy from the big moments: eight of those goals were game winners. John Jay have mostly relied on freshman Mark Shnadshteyn for goals; his 10 leads the team. Lehman’s defense has let in only 16 goals this season compared to 21 for John Jay. For Lehman, a repeat would be the school’s third championship.