Presidents Suffer 3-1 Loss To TMC In Kentucky
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- Washington & Jefferson scored the opening goal early, but Thomas More rallied for three unanswered goals to earn a 3-1 Presidents’ Athletic Conference men’s soccer victory on Wednesday afternoon at the Bank of Kentucky Field.
The Presidents (5-7-3, 3-3-1 PAC) will now need a victory over Bethany on Saturday and a Grove City loss or tie to Westminster (Saturday) to earn the fourth and final spot for next Tuesday’s PAC Tournament semifinals.
W&J grabbed the early lead 4:38 into the match when freshman forward Adam Suter (Butler, Pa./Butler) broke through the TMC defense for his fourth goal of the year (3rd highest total on team).
Thomas More (10-3-4, 5-1-1 PAC), which is tied with Westminster for the top spot in the league standings, answered just over five minutes later after Tim Knauer collected a rebound and beat W&J sophomore goalkeeper Jon Best (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin).
In the 26th minute, W&J committed a foul in the box and Thomas More grabbed its first lead on Jacob Waldrop’s penalty kick conversion. The lead grew to 3-1 in the 64th minute on Alex Dean’s header goal.
Matt Kees made a pair of saves for the Saints, who outshot W&J by a 21-12 count. Best posted four saves for W&J in 68 minutes, while freshman Josh Winters (Mocksville, N.C./Calvary Baptist Day) added one stop in relief of Best.
Saturday’s Senior Day game between W&J and Bethany begins at 3:30 pm at Alexandre Stadium.