WILMINGTON, Del. – Playing in just his second career game, Valdo Jean-Baptiste (Guadeloupe, France/Daylight/Twilight) has already made an impact for the Philadelphia University men's soccer team as he scored the match-winning goal in the Rams' 1-0 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) overtime victory at Goldey-Beacom Tuesday afternoon.
Jean-Baptiste's first collegiate goal came after a mad scramble in front of the Goldey-Beacom net that ensued when Philadelphia's Rashaan Robe (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream) played the ball into the box from the corner at 95:17. In the end, Jean-Baptiste was able to locate the ball and poke it by Lightning keeper Suhail Bismilla to put the Rams (3-8-2, 2-5-1 CACC) in the win column. The play was setup by Philadelphia's third corner kick of the overtime session.
Philadelphia is now 2-3-2 in its seven overtime contests in 2016.
The contest was very even throughout, even with Goldey-Beacom playing a man down when Chahin Aghrim was sent off for face-washing and shoving a Philadelphia player at 63:55. The Lightning owned a 15-14 edge in shots and an 8-6 advantage in corner kicks.
Philadelphia's Eric Gutierrez (Croydon, Pa./Harry S. Truman) stopped three shots to notch his first career shutout. Bismilla had four saves for the Lightning (7-4-1, 5-2-1 CACC).
The Rams welcome Post to Ravenhill Field for a CACC match on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m.