ATLANTA - Ken Tribbett scored his team-leading third goal of the season and Drexel held a 2-1 lead at Georgia State midway through the second half, but the host Panthers came up with three late goals to earn a pivotal 4-2 victory in conference action on Sunday. With the score tied late in the game, Georgia State scored two goals within 20 seconds of each other in the 85th minute of the game to grab the victory.
Drexel rebounded after giving up a quick goal, as Ayokunle Lumpkin headed in the Panthers' first goal in the third minute of the game. Three minutes and one second later, it was Tribbett who drilled the ball into the back of the net on a header, knotting the score at one thanks to an assist from Brandon Zeller.
After that early flurry, neither team could tally a score the rest of the half. Then, in the 52nd minute of the game, Drexel's Malcolm LeBourne broke free and beat Georgia State goalkeeper Vincent Foermer, giving the Dragons a 2-1 lead.
That lead would last nearly 20 minutes. In the 71st minute, Evan Scott took in a pass from Bo Stroup and outdid Drexel goalkeeper Pentti Pussinen, tying the game at two apiece.
For a while, it appeared that Drexel might be in for its second straight overtime game and third in their last four. Instead, the Panthers had one last outburst left in them, as Scott broke out for two more goals separated by just 19 seconds in the 85th minute of the game.
Drexel will return to the pitch on Wednesday night, when they host Hofstra at Vidas Field. Kick off is set for 7:00 p.m.