JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Saint Peter's men's soccer team played in its fifth straight overtime contest on Wednesday night, falling 2-1 in 2 overtimes to St. Francis Brooklyn. Senior Luke Fairflamb scored Saint Peter's goal in the game.
Head coach Julian Richens said, "Overtime losers really sting for sure. That's our fifth overtime game in a row, which makes us very hard to beat in regulation time. We still need to be more consistent in seeing games out. The focus needs to be there for every second."
Senior Luke Fairlamb scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season unassisted at the '38 mark giving Saint Peter's a 1-0 lead. The Peacocks outshot the Terriers 5-to-0 in the first 45 minutes of action. The tables turned in the second half, with the Terriers outshooting the Peacocks 11-to-4. Saint Peter's held on to the slim 1-0 lead for 85 minutes, until surrendering the game-tying goal at the '86 mark, forcing another overtime match for the Peacocks.
In the first overtime, neither team managed to record a shot on goal, with St. Francis getting off three shots and Saint Peter's getting two off. In the second and final overtime, the Terriers got the first shot on goal in the extra time periods at the 106:53 minute but Peacock keeper Jamie Cleland made his fourth save of the game, keeping the game alive. One minute later with just 2:24 remaining in the contest, St. Francis' Yussuf Olajide beat the keeper up the right side and sent the game-winning goal into the far post.
The Peacocks record drops to 1-4-2 on the season. The team will play in Brooklyn again on Friday Sept. 23 at 6:30p.m., this time facing LIU Brooklyn.