ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's soccer team (4-2) capped off a second-half comeback to take down the Molloy Lions (2-5) on Thursday evening in epic fashion, 3-2, from John A. Darcy Field in Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Jefferson scored three unanswered goals in the middle of the second half to emerge victorious in the nonconference matchup.
After a scoreless first half, the Rams found themselves in a hole a minute into the second half when the Lions took a 1-0 lead on a Molloy corner.
Molloy went on to score again in the 65th minute to take a 2-0 advantage after Anthony Cestaro headed in a cross from Adam Carnwath.
But the Rams came storming back, scoring seconds after the second Lion goal to get back within one. Senior Seiji Rose made a touch to fellow classmate Pedro Neto for the score, 2-1. It came as Neto's first goal with the program after transferring to Jefferson after three years at Saint Francis University.
Jefferson found the equalizer three minutes later in the 68th minute when redshirt junior James Thornton made a pass to sophomore Myles-Jordan Senior-Campbell. Senior-Campbell took the ball past midfield before making a move on a Molloy defender to even the affair, 2-2. He now has goals in three-straight contests.
Less than a minute later in the 69th minute, Jefferson took the lead, scoring three unanswered goals in 4 minutes and 25 seconds to complete the comeback. Sophomore Rashaan Robe scored the final goal for the Rams, the game winner, taking the ball up the right side to score on the near post. The goal came as the first of Robe's career. Rose was credited with his second assist of the night on the play.
Jefferson led shots 15-10, but with only three shots on target, which all happened to go for goals.
Senior keeper Ben Sauer (W, 4-2) made four saves in the effort as Jefferson won its third-straight match.
The Rams are now 3-1 on the road in 2017.
The men's soccer team closes out the three-match week on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Dominican (N.Y.) with a 2:30 p.m. conference start.