PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS MEN’S SOCCER REVIEW
Week of September 24 – October 1, 2012 Games
DREXEL 6 – 2 – 1, 2 – 0 CAA
Results – Won 2 – 1 vs. Penn at Vidas Field, Won 3 – 0 at William & Mary
Drexel 2 Penn 1 – With the score tied at 1 both teams went for the game winner. The drive for the goal resulted in 18 combined shots. The host Dragons got it in the 85th minute when midfielder Ken Tribbett placed the ball low to the left post for the winner. Penn kept the pressure on but goal keeper Tim Washam made 8 saves including a save against Penn midfielder Duke Lacroix in the 82nd minute. Midfielder Nathan Page scored the other goal for the Dragons. It was the first win for Drexel over their West Philadelphia neighbor since 1990.
Drexel 3 William & Mary 0 – The Dragons earned their
first win over the Tribe since 2007 defeating William & Mary 3 – 0 in Williamsburg. Forward Guido Pena, midfielder John Grosh, and Page scored for Drexel. Page had 4 shots. Washam made 6 saves registering a shutout.
For his efforts Tim Washam was named one of the Philadelphia Soccer Sox Co-Defenders of the Week.
Next Game – vs. Northeastern 10/3 at Vidas Field
LA SALLE 6 – 2 – 2
Results – Tied 0 – 0 at UMBC, Won 1 – 0 (OT) at St. Peter’s
LaSalle 0 UMBC 0 – Goal Keeper John McCarthy had a season-high 9 saves to allow the Explorers to come away with a scoreless draw. UMBC had a 17 – 5 shot advantage. Seven of McCarthy’s saves came in regulation and two in the overtime for his fourth shutout of the season. The Greyhounds had an 11 – 4 advantage in corner kicks. LaSalle managed only one shot on goal by midfielder Jidell Roach.
LaSalle 1 St. Peter’s 0 – It took 96 minutes but a LaSalle goal by midfielder Zach Tucci ended the game as the Explorers gain a 1 – 0 victory. It was the first career goal for Tucci. LaSalle outshot St. Peter’s 16 – 10, but had a hard time getting the ball past Peacocks goal keeper Carlos Suarez. Midfielder Joe Farrell had 4 shots, 3 on goal, and midfielder Jason Plumhoff had 6 shots, 3 on goal.
For his efforts John McCarthy was named one of the Co-Defenders of the Week in the Philadelphia Soccer Six.
Next Game – vs. Fordham 10/5
PENN – 2 – 8, 0 – 1 Ivy League
Results – Lost 2 – 1 at Drexel, Lost 3 – 2 at #22 Cornell
Drexel 2 Penn 1 – Midfielder Duke Lacroix had five shots, 4 on goal, but late in the game he could not beat Drexel goal keeper Tim Washam who stopped Lacroix and Back Nicky Yin late in the game as Penn fell 2 – 1 in the University City Showdown. Forward Travis Cantrell had the goal for Penn blasting the ball from deep to the top right corner in the 13th minute off a pass from Bryan Yasukochi.
Cornell 3 Penn 2 – The Red and Blue opened Ivy play at unbeaten Cornell. Penn took an early lead when midfielder Louis Schott scored from the left side of the box at 11:36. The Big Red answered by scoring three goals in less than 7 minutes to take a 3 – 1 halftime lead. The Quakers got the only goal of the second half on a Cantrell score assisted by Stephen Baker in the 63rd minute. Cornell outshot Penn 20 – 9.
Next Game – vs. Columbia 10/6 at Rhodes Field
SAINT JOSEPH’S 4 – 5
Result – Won 1 – 0 at Bucknell, Won 2 – 1 (OT) at Loyola
Saint Joseph’s 1 Bucknell 0 – Midfielder Tim Lazorko netted the first goal of his career in the 81st minute lifting the Hawks to a 1 – 0 victory at Bucknell. The win ended a 5 game winning streak for the Bison and this was their first home loss of the season at home. Lazorko took a pass from midfielder Jake Nelson outside the 16 and blasted it home. Goal Keeper Andrew D’Ottavi recorded his second shutout of the season. Bucknell outshot SJU 23 – 12.
Saint Joseph’s 2 Loyola 1 (OT) – There were just 9 seconds remaining in overtime when Nelson scored on a penalty kick to give the Hawks a 2 – 1 overtime win in Baltimore. SJU also got a goal from Lazorko in the 84th minute to tie the game just 3 minutes after Loyola scored their goal. Saint Joseph’s had a 26 – 20 edge in shots.Jake Nelson was named the Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Week, and Tim Lazorko was honored as the Rookie of the Week.
Next Game – vs. Duquesne 10/5 at Finnesey Field
TEMPLE 4 – 4 – 1
Results – Lost 1 – 0 at Villanova, Won 2 – 0 at Rider
Villanova 1 Temple 0 – A Villanova goal by defenseman Kyle McCarthy in the 41st minute was the only goal of the game as Temple fell to Villanova 1 – 0. The Owls pressed for the equalizer out shooting Villanova 9 – 8 in the second half. Midfielder Nolan Hemmer nearly tied the match, but Wildcat goal keeper Nick Fogarty made the save off the header. Each team recorded 16 shots in the game.
Temple 2 Rider 0 – Midfielder Jared Martinelli continued his impressive freshman year performance scoring both goals to lift Temple over Rider. Martinelli got the first goal off a pass by forward Vaughn Spurrier to open the scoring. In the 60th minute the two combined for another score to widen the Temple lead. Martinelli leads the team in scoring with 15 points, 5 goals and 5 assists.
Next Game – vs. St. Bonaventure 10/5 at the Ambler Sports Complex
VILLANOVA 7 – 2 – 1, 0 – 0 – 1 Big East
Results – Won vs. Temple 1 – 0, Tied South Florida 1 – 1, both at the Villanova Soccer Complex
Villanova 1 Temple 0 – A goal by defenseman Kyle McCarthy proved to be the difference as Villanova earned at least a share of the Philadelphia soccer Six title with a 1 – 0 win over city rival Temple. McCarthy scored off a throw into the box by midfielder Alec Weiss. McCarthy moved up and headed the ball that glanced off a Temple defender and into the net. Wildcats goal keeper John Fogarty earned his second shutout of the season.
Villanova 1 South Florida 1 – The Wildcats opened the Big East portion of their schedule with a 1 – 1 tie against South Florida. USF broke through at the 66 minute mark on a close in goal by Brenton Griffiths. The Wildcats tied the game at 83:58 when midfielder Hayden Harr headed a pass from midfielder Omar Umar into the net to tie the match. Both teams had excellent scoring opportunities in the overtime, but none were converted into goals. For the complete story view Villanova Earns 1 – 1 Tie Against USF.
Kyle McCarthy was named a Philadelphia Soccer Six Co-Defender of the Week.
Next Game – at #12 St. John’s 10/3