By Nicholas Huenefeld/Owens Sports Information
Combs put the Express up 1-0 with a goal in the ninth minute on an assist from Tyler Kortokrax. Vijay Gentles added another goal in the 16th minute on an assist from Jarrar to give the Express a 2-0 lead, which they would take into halftime.
Jarrar then opened the second half scoring with a goal in the 50th minute on an assist from Combs before Cuyahoga got back-to-back goals in the 59th and 62nd minute to pull within one.
"We went up 3-0, and then we became quite disorganized," said 16th-year Express men's soccer head coach Art Johnson.
His team would answer, though, as Combs netted his third goal of the season in the 68th minute on an assist from Troy Watson.
After Cuyahoga answered that goal to make it only 4-3, the Express got their second goal from Jarrar in the 80th minute on an assist from Gentles for the final margin.
The Express are now 8-1 overall and 2-0 in OCCAC play. They will now have a stretch of five straight home games, led off by their biggest match of the season so far - a Sept. 25 tilt against No. 6 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College at 4 p.m. The Surge are currently undefeated.
Combs and Jarrar each have three goals now this year, while Gentles now has six goals and six assists. Kortokrax picked up his third assist, while Watson picked up his fifth assist.