PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's soccer team (3-2-0, 3-0-0 CACC) defeated the Georgian Court Lions (5-2-1, 2-1-0 CACC) by a final of 2-0 from Ravenhill Field on Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday's contests was a physical battle between the Rams and Lions that saw Jefferson come out ahead after dropping two matches to GCU in 2016.
The Rams took the lead in the 20th minute when sophomore Myles-Jordan Senior-Campbell scored his second of the year as he played a pass from junior Jason Rocha, who assisted both goals on the afternoon. Rocha took the ball through the right side of the box before crossing to Senior-Campbell, who took the shot from the left side to beat the Georgian Court keeper from close range.
Jefferson led the Lions, 1-0, at halftime though Georgian Court had its chances in the opening 45 minutes. The Lions led shots at the break, 8-4, as Jefferson keeper Ben Sauer made five of his career-high nine saves in the opening period.
Junior Dillon Abraham extended the Rams' lead to two in the 79th minute when he scored from the right side after Rocha fed him the ball. It came as the first goal of the year for the junior transfer and his first as a Ram.
Sauer made nine total saves on the day, which came as a career best. His highest previous total was eight against Caldwell back as a sophomore on Sept. 26, 2015. The shutout victory against Georgian Court came as his second-straight and ninth of his career.
Shots evened up at the end of the contest, 16-16, with nine shots on target for each squad. The Lions had a 6-5 advantage on corners.
The Rams now play at Molloy in the nonconference affair on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. before at Dominican on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m.