PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's soccer team (7-6-1, 6-4-1 CACC) downed local rival Chestnut Hill (6-9-0, 5-6-0 CACC) on Tuesday afternoon in a CACC matchup from Ravenhill Field by a final of 2-1.
The Rams gained the edge in the final minutes of the game on the game-winning goal by junior Rashaan Robe in front of the net.
Chestnut Hill took the lead in the first half when the Griffins' Andrew Johnstone headed in a corner from Tales Domingues in the 27th minute, 1-0.
Jefferson responded in the 41st minute when senior Ignacio Hernandez fired a missile on a failed Chestnut Hill clear from 20 yards out to even the score, 1-1.
The match was balanced as the squads entered the second half, though Chestnut Hill had more scoring chances as Jefferson goalkeeper Kris Donaldson made seven saves on the day.
The breakthrough goal game in the 83rd minute when Robe played a touch from sophomore Val Mokrejs to put the Rams up 2-1 to help the Rams earn three key points in the conference battle.
Chestnut Hill took three shots in the final seven minutes in an attempt to tie the game up. Donaldson made stops on two of them with the final going wide in the 90th minute of action as Jefferson held on to win, 2-1.
Jefferson Men's Soccer hits the road to take on Concordia (N.Y.) on Saturday, Oct. 20 in the final conference match of the regular season. Action begins at 2:30 p.m.