WILMINGTON, Del. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's soccer team (9-9, No. 5 seed) saw their 2017 season come to an end on Tuesday afternoon in the CACC Quarterfinals in heartbreaking fashion to Goldey-Beacom (12-4-2, No. 4 seed) by a final of 2-1 in overtime.
Goldey-Beacom's Alanna Speaks scored her 13th goal of the season in the 97th minute to give the Lightning a boost to the CACC semifinals.
Jefferson scored first in the afternoon affair when sophomore Dena Noiseux buried a 30-yard blast inside the top right corner past the Goldey-Beacom keeper. The goal came as her team-best eighth of the campaign.
The Lightning responded in the 30th minute when Elena Power scored on a shot just outside the box to even up the score 1-1 at half.
After a scoreless second half, the two teams went into overtime times 1-1 after 90 minutes. Goldey-Beacom fired off three shots to Jefferson's zero in extra time. The Lightning's first shot was saved by Jefferson keeper Erin Tinneny in the 92nd minute. The second shot went high in the 93rd minute of action before GBU found the back of the net in the 97th minute.
The loss ends Jefferson's season.
ON THE YEAR
Noiseux led the Rams with eight goals and 16 points. Freshman Sarah Patrignani, an All-CACC Second Team selection, finished with four goals and three assists for 11 points, second on the team. In addition to Noiseux and Patrignani, nine other Rams scored goals on the season including Brooke Haden (2), Erin Sullivan (2), MaryKate Ulmer (2), Emily Discavage (1), Alexa Karakitsios (1), Jessica Monteleone (1), Katie Neveil (1), Julia Teixeira (1) and Kayla West (1).
Junior Erin Tinneny started 17 of 18 matches in goal for the Rams, going 9-8 with five shutouts with a 1.25 goals against average.