HOCKESSIN, Del. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's soccer team (2-4-0, 2-3-0 CACC) dropped a Monday afternoon contest to Goldey-Beacom (8-1-0, 5-0-0 CACC) in Hockessin, Del. by a final of 3-2.
The Rams owned a two-goal lead at halftime before three second-half Lightning goals changed the outcome.
Jefferson started the scoring in the 12th minute of play when junior Dena Noiseux scored her second goal of the season on an assist from sophomore Emily Discavage. Discavage, credited with her fourth assist, sent her a cross from the right side as Noiseux put away the six-yard shot.
The Rams went up 2-0 in the 21st minute when freshman Alessandra DiStefano sent a rocket from 35 yards out that tipped the crossbar as it went in. Senior Brooke Haden earned the assist on the play. It came as DiStefano's first collegiate goal and point and Haden's second assist on the year.
Jefferson converted two of their four first-half shots as Goldey-Beacom kept up the pressure with six shots which included four saves from Jefferson goalkeeper Erin Tinneny.
Goldey-Beacom's three-goal comeback started in the 53rd minute when the Lightning's Cliona Crammond converted a penalty kick after a Jefferson foul.
The Lightning tied the tilt in the 61st minute as a set corner piece evened the score, 2-2.
Goldey-Beacom took the lead in the 66th minute after a shot from a difficult angle on the left side off the foot of Jenna Fannon made it through, 3-2.
Junior Alexa Karakitsios got a shot off in the 79th minute for the Rams but it was saved. A header off a corner kick for the Rams in the 84th minute went wide as Jefferson could not find the late equalizer.
Tinneny (L, 2-4-0) made eight saves on the day.
Jefferson Women's Soccer returns to action on the road Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Georgian Court at 3:30 p.m. in Lakewood, N.J.