JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Saint Peter's men's soccer team lost a shootout against Canisius College, 4-3, at Jaroschak Field on Saturday afternoon.
For the first time this season, the Peacocks put themselves ahead of the opposition two nil. Peacock freshman sensation, Jordan Jowers, found the back of the net in the 21st minute on an unassisted goal. The tally was his fourth of the season, leading all other Peacocks in the category. 15 minutes later in the 36th mark, freshman Tom Coulson scored his first career goal after receiving a cross from Ezequiel Cei's corner kick. The goal extended the Peacock lead to 2-0, putting the team in a commanding lead for the first time in MAAC play.
Canisius responded at the 38th minute mark, when Evan Walsh fed Hunter Walsh, who found the goal, cutting the Peacock lead in half at 2-1. Just minutes later, Canisius' Alex Grattarola scored the equalizer when Bjarki Benediktsson sent a corner into the box that Grattarola put into the goal, knotting the contest at 2-2.
The teams took the tie into break. In the second half, the Peacocks gave up a soft goal to Canisius in the 53rd minute, when Benediktsson sent a pass from midfield to a sprinting Eric Strauchen who tapped the ball passed Peacock goalkeeper, Robbie Anderson who came out the goal to make a play. The goal for Canisius was the third unanswered and negated the Peacock 2-0 lead that the team gained in the first half.
The Peacocks would eventually answer. In the minute number 60, Canisius' Hunter Walsh picked up a yellow card for a tackle in the box, leading to a penalty kick for Jowers. Jowers capitalized, making the PK and once again knotting the game.
With 10 minutes on the clock, Canisius' Benediktsson once again delivered an assist, this time finding Filippo Tamburini for the game-winning goal in the 80th minutes of the match.
Jowers led the Peacocks with his first-career multi-goal game on five shots, scoring two goals. Cei followed Jowers with three shots on goal, and Coulson's one shot was the team's third tally of the afternoon. Anderson made five saves in goal for the Peacocks.
The Peacocks remain home and will host Iona on Wednesday at Jaroschak Field. Wednesday's match is slated for a 3pm kick-off.