Men's Soccer Tops Holy Family For Third Win in a Row

Men's Soccer Tops Holy Family For Third Win in a Row

PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's soccer team (3-6-1, 3-2-0 CACC) increased its win streak to three games with a 3-0 shutout of visiting Holy Family (4-6, 2-3 CACC) on Tuesday.

It took just 35 seconds for the Rams to find the back of the net. Senior Charlie Livesey headed a ball forward to senior Rashaan Robe, who passed left to junior Gus Ward. Ward slid the ball past the goalkeeper into the right side of the goal for a quick 1-0 lead.

Play was even for the remainder of the first half, with Jefferson having a narrow 6-5 edge in shots and each team having one corner kick. The Rams' opportunities increased in the second with six corners to just one for the Tigers. Jefferson capitalized in the 70th minute when Livesey took a corner and junior Val Mokrejs headed it in from the far post for a 2-0 advantage.

The Rams scored off another corner chance in the 77th minute. This time, senior Sebastien Durand took the kick and junior Theophilus Ijeboi found the ball in the box, sending it in for a 3-0 cushion.

- Junior Kris Donaldson turned away two shots before exiting due to injury. Senior Stephen Paul made one save and finished off the shutout.
- The Rams last won three in a row from Sept. 5-15, 2018.
- The victory vaulted Jefferson into sole possession of fifth place in the CACC, just one point behind fourth-place Wilmington (Del.).

The Rams head to Dominican (N.Y.) for a conference match on Saturday, October 12 at 6 p.m.