Seniors Ted Foley and Mike Stuski linked up to put Saint Joseph’s ahead in the 12th minute, but Yale responded with three goals to hand the Hawks a loss in their final regular season match on Wednesday.
The goal was the second career strike for Stuski (Holland, Pa.) and the first career point for Foley (Conshohocken, Pa.). Unfortunately for the visitors, the lead didn’t last long. Yale drew level in the 17th minute and took the lead for good in the 26th minute before adding an insurance strike in the 48th minute.
With their season done, the Hawks (6-11-1, 3-5-0) will need help from conference foes this weekend to secure the eighth and final spot in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. They are tied with Rhode Island on nine points and one point ahead of George Washington and Dayton.
City and conference rivals La Salle have already qualified for the tournament with one game remaining on Saturday against UMass.
The Explorers fought back to earn a 1-1 draw on the road at non-conference foe Hartwick on Tuesday.
Senior defender Colman Kennedy’s 88th minute goal off a free kick canceled out Hartwick’s go-ahead goal in the 83rd minute. Philadelphia Union Academy grad Cameron Keys made four saves in goal for the Explorers (9-7-1, 4-3-0).
Drexel closes season with a 1-0 loss
Senior goalkeeper Tyler Afflerbach (Harleysville, Pa.) stood tall yet again with seven saves but a 52nd minute goal from Paul Burdick ended the Dragons frustrating season with a 1-0 loss at College of Charleston on Tuesday.
Drexel (1-14-2, 0-8-0) finished the season without a conference win and have only their thrilling 3-2 overtime win over city rivals Temple to hang their hat on in a lost season.
As a team, the Dragons were shut out 11 times - four times by a 1-0 score line - and managed only seven goals.