Pettis scored his 11th goal, breaking forward Miguel DaSilva’s record of 10 set last season when he was also a freshman. It was an unassisted goal,
The goal at 6:42 of the first half gave the Bisons the early lead.
In the second half Jacksonville’s offense picked up the pace with forward Ramak Niakan Safi scoring two in a row at 64:23 and 73:13.
Midfielder Jonathon Jackson scored his first goal of the season for Jacksonville at 77:38 to close out the game.
Bisons goalkeeper Patrick Walsh made six saves.
Jacksonville out shot the Bisons 13-10.
The game, billed as the “A-Sun Game of the Week”, decided the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament which begins Nov. 12 at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.
Jacksonville, 10-8 overall, 7-2 in the conference, gets the first round bye.
The Bisons, making their second straight trip to the A-Sun Tournament, will be the No. 3 seed. The Bisons are 9-8-2 record overall, 5-3-1 in the conference.