Decatur, Ga. - Seven saves have never been so big. The Drexel men's soccer team got its seventh shutout of the season, utilizing all seven saves from senior goalkeeper Tim Washam as it downed Georgia State to clinch its first Colonial Athletic Association tournament berth since 2007, 1-0. Nathan Page scored the game-winning goal, netting a goal for the fifth consecutive game.
The Dragons (10-3-2) won for the fourth time on the road in conference this season. Drexel has yet to allow a goal in road conference games this season.
Drexel led 1-0 late in the game thanks to a first-half goal by Page. With the last-place Panthers charging to try to even things up, the Dragons gave a penalty in the box in the 90th minute, with just over 50 seconds remaining in the game. Caleb Kernan stepped up for Georgia State but was stonewalled by Washam, who stopped seven Panther shots but none bigger than that penalty kick to effectively end the contest.
The Dragons took their lead 30 minutes into the game, when leading scorer Nathan Page stepped up yet again. Ironically, it was off a penaly kick as Page calmly stepped up and roped a drive past Georgia State keeper CJ Cochran for the Dragons' lone goal.
Page, who was the team's leading scorer in 2010 before missing nearly the entire 2011 season due to injury, has now scored in five straight games and has provided the last four goals for the Dragons' offense over the past four contests.
With the victory, the Dragons ensure themselves a berth in the upcoming CAA Tournament. Drexel remains tied with Northeastern for the top seed in the conference, but can fall no further than sixth as they have just two games remaining in the regular season. The Dragons next are in action on Wednesday when they head to Hofstra to take on the Pride at 7:00 p.m.