Rough Riders Recap: Men Top Cedar Stars, Women Fall To CT

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The following is a recap of matches featuring the Long Island Rough Riders men’s and women’s teams from their respective games played on Saturday, May 11.

Men

The Rough Riders opened its USL League 2 season with a 2-0 win over Cedar Stars Rush at Hofstra Soccer Stadium. Long Island’s goals were scored by Manuel Ferriol in the 20th minute and Matthew Sloan in the 58th minute. Keeper Josh Levine earned the clean sheet in his Rough Riders debut.

Long Island will meet Lehigh Valley United at Hofstra on Wednesday, May 15. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Women

Kim Marra opened the scoring for the Rough Riders, but the Connecticut Fusion rallied for a 2-1 win in the opening match of the 2019 United Women’s Soccer season played at Hofstra Soccer Stadium. Marra’s goal came in the 12th minute. Tori Sousa scored both goals for the Fusion, her first coming in the 77th minute and the game-winner just minutes later.

Long Island will meet New Jersey Copa FC on Wednesday, May 15, at Hofstra. Kickoff is 5:30 p.m.