PHILADELPHIA – An overtime penalty kick foiled the Thomas Jefferson University men's soccer team (6-10-1, 6-5 CACC) in a 2-1 loss to visiting Georgian Court (8-9, 7-4 CACC) on Tuesday.
The teams were close in shots during the first half with the Rams holding an 8-6 advantage. However, it was the Lions who struck first in the 24th minute on a crossing play.
In the second, Jefferson continued to control the shots with eight compared to three for GCU. The Rams' persistence paid off as they found the equalizer in the 64th minute. Senior Charlie Livesey booted a free kick from the right side to the left post. Junior Val Mokrejs headed the ball back towards the right post where junior Tyler Sarnoski finished for the goal.
After tying the score, Jefferson had four shots but could not take the lead, sending the game into overtime. In the 98th minute, Georgian Court was awarded a penalty kick with Javel Dawkins converting for the victory.
- Senior Stephen Paul turned away three shots in goal.
- Each team finished with six corner kicks.
The Rams are tied for sixth with one game remaining in the regular season. Jefferson will be on the road for the CACC Quarterfinals as it will be either the sixth or seventh seed in the conference playoffs and play either second-seeded Post or third-seeded Holy Family on Monday, November 11 at 2 p.m. Wilmington (Del.) has locked up the top seed with Goldey-Beacom and Georgian Court slotted in the fourth and fifth spots respectively. Concordia (N.Y.) and Dominican (N.Y.) have also locked up tournament bids.
The Rams close the regular season at home versus Nyack on Thursday, November 7 at 2 p.m.