LAKEWOOD, N.J. – The Philadelphia University men's soccer team was defeated by host Georgian Court 2-1 in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference match Tuesday night on Investors Savings Bank Field.
The host Lions (2-2, 2-0 CACC) opened the scoring with a 22nd-minute penalty kick. After a Philadelphia defender knocked a Georgian Court player to the ground fighting for a centering pass, Will Docherty tucked his penalty shot inside the right post, past by a diving Eric Gutierrez (Croydon, Pa./Harry S. Truman).
Philadelphia (0-3-1, 0-2-0 CACC) equalized the score at one less than two minutes later on a set piece. Midfielder Seiji Rose (Toulouse, France/Lycee Climatique et Sportif Pierre de Coubertin) drove his free kick, from just outside the penalty area, into the bottom left corner of the goal for his second goal of the season.
The score remained tied until Daniel Vincente recorded a goal in the 68th minute to put Georgian Court back in front. Vincente found space in the Philadelphia defense after receiving a Docherty pass and deposited the ball into the left side of the Ram net.
Gutierrez recorded two saves for Philadelphia. The Lions' Yianni Kavarakas stopped four shots.
Philadelphia owned an 8-7 edge in shots and a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks. The Rams attempted six shots and five corner kicks during the second half.
The Rams return home to face Nyack in a CACC contest on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. on Ravenhill Field.