Philadelphia, Pa. – The Concordia College (N.Y.) Clippers men's soccer team were still looking for their first win of the season this afternoon. They faced off against Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) opponent Philadelphia U. who held onto a close 3-2 lead during the closing minutes.
The Rams were the first team to get onto the scoreboard as Ryan Purnell scored his first goal of the game at the four minute mark. He would then score his second goal of the afternoon just 15 minutes later to give Philadelphia a 2-0 lead. Concordia's Ekene Okereke would cut the lead to one on an unassisted goal at the 31st minute.
In the second half, it took until the 64th minute for another goal to be scored. The Rams' Mark Holman scored off an assist from Purnell which gave a two goal cushion with 26 minutes left in the game.
The Clippers struck back minutes later with another goal by Okereke. Concordia was unable to net a game tying goal as the Clippers lost another close one, their third one goal loss of the season.
Goalkeeper Paul Wavell recorded nine saves for the Clippers in his first start of the season.
Concordia (0-4, 0-1 CACC) will have a week off until their next game. The Clippers will play at home against conference opponent Goldey-Beacom on Saturday, September 17th; kickoff is scheduled for 2pm.