By Nicholas Huenefeld/Owens Sports Information
Jackson, MI---Jacob Martin's game-winning goal off a free kick with 4:29 remaining gave the Express men's soccer team a thrilling 4-3 win over Jackson College on the road today.
Trevor Perkin scored in the first half to give the Jets a 1-0 lead at halftime before the game got wild the rest of the way.
Martin scored on a penalty kick with 30:50 remaining in the second half to tie the game up. Vijay Gentles added another goal on a free kick just less than one minute later to put the Express up 2-1 with 29:54 left.
The Jets tied it up at two just less than four minutes later with a goal from Conner Wagner. His goal was followed by William Mahaffay, who scored with 5:46 left to give the Jets a 3-2 lead.
It wasn't over, though, as Gentles scored with 3:47 left to tie it up. His goal came on an assist from Bjion Campbell.
After a scoreless first overtime, Martin nailed the game winning free kick to keep the Express undefeated.
The Express (3-0) will travel to face No. 9 Schoolcraft College at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
Joshua Kleinow started in goal for the Express. He made four saves. Josh Bloom started in goal for Jackson.
The Express had 10 shots on goal compared to just six for Jackson.
With a little over 10 minutes gone in the second half, the Express played a man down after a red card.
After scoring zero points as a freshman, Martin now has three goals and one assist this year. Campbell's assist was his second of the year. He has a team-high four goals this year.