CHICOPEE, Mass. -- The Lesley men's soccer team suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to Elms College Saturday afternoon. This is the fourth overtime match for the Lynx this season, bringing their overtime record to 0-2-2. The Blazers gave the Lynx their first conference loss (2-1) and are now 2-5-2 overall. With the win, the Blazers improve to 4-7 overall and 3-1 in NECC conference play.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE:
- Lesley netted the first goal for the 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute when Tiago Pacheco (Cranston, R.I.) placed a free kick from 25 yards out just between the outstretched fingertips of Elms goalkeeper A.J. Oliveira and the bottom of the crossbar.
- The Lynx lead stood until the 87th minute when Babba Jaden (Clarkston, Ga.) got his head on the end of an Anthony Romei (Enfield, Conn.) free kick from about 35 yards out and tucked it past Lynx keeper Patrick Corcoran (West Hartford, Conn.) to even the score with three minutes to go and force overtime.
- Jaden struck again less than two minutes into overtime when Romei delivered a corner kick to the far post and Colby Macdonald (Bristol, Conn.) played it one-touch to Jaden, who ended the game with his sixth goal of the season.
- Elms held a 12-10 edge in shots in the game while Lesley had a 4-3 advantage in shots on goal. The Lynx also held a 7-3 lead in corner kicks.
The Lynx will return to play on Oct. 13 at Eastern Nazarene.