PHILADELPHIA – The Thomas Jefferson University women's soccer team (9-3, 9-0 CACC) erased an early deficit to top Goldey-Beacom (7-4-2, 6-2-1 CACC) and stay unbeaten in the CACC at Ravenhill Field on Wednesday.
The Lightning struck first just five minutes in off of a corner kick. The tally ended the Rams' shutout streak at 455:22. They had not allowed a goal since October 1. However, Jefferson had ample opportunities throughout the first half, outshooting GBC, 13-5. Senior MaryKate Ulmer evened the score in the 26th minute when she followed up a shot by freshman Laural Erick.
Erick found the back of the net herself in the 43rd minute, giving the Rams a 2-1 lead at the break. Sophomore Alessandra DiStefano clanged a shot off of the post but it went right to Erick who finished for the go-ahead tally.
In the second half, sophomore Kelsey Butler gave Jefferson a 3-1 cushion in the 67th minute. Freshman Grace Kenville passed ahead to DiStefano who found Butler to her right. Butler laced a shot just under the crossbar for her second of the season.
Erick scored her second goal on a feed by Ulmer in the 71st minute. Senior Dena Noiseux finished the scoring in the 84th minute, finishing an opportunity from point-blank range with assists by Ulmer and freshman Elizaveta Galli.
GBC totaled 11 shots in the second period but graduate student Erin Tinneny made numerous key saves and finished with eight on the day.
- Tinneny's eight saves were a season high.
- Jefferson has outscored conference opponents 39-3 this season. The Rams have scored multiple goals in all but one of those contests.
The Rams travel to Felician on Saturday, October 26 for a 5:30 p.m. game.