Philly College Sports Men’s Soccer Week In Review – Games of October 8 – 15, 2013


LaSalle’s Jason Plumhoff Has A 7-Point Weekend, Villanova Upsets #22 St. John’s

Week of October 8 – 15, 2013 Games

DREXEL 5 – 5 – 2 Overall, 1 – 0 – 1 CAA

Results – Lost 1 – 0 at Princeton, Tied 0 – 0 vs. Northeastern at Vidas Field

Summary –

Princeton 1 Drexel 0 – The Dragons lost their third straight game when Princeton broke through with a goal in the 59th minute by Thomas Sanner who put the ball inside the far post.  Drexel managed one shot on goal.  Dragons keeper Tyler Afflerbach recorded 3 saves.

Drexel 0 Northeastern 0 – The Dragons outshot the Huskies 17 – 14 but neither team found the back of the net.  Afflerbach made 5 saves in recording his fourth shutout of the season.  Drexel earned a point against Northeastern for the first time since 2008.

Next Game – 10/16 at UNW

LA SALLE 5 – 5 – 2 Overall, 2 – 0 – 0 Atlantic 10

Results – Lost 3 – 0 at #22 St. John’s, Won 3 – 1 vs. Duquesne, Won 2 – 1 vs. St. Bonaventure both at McCarthy Stadium

Summary –

Jason Plumhoff - LaSalle Midfielder
Jason Plumhoff – LaSalle Midfielder

#22 St. John’s 3 LaSalle 0 – Explorer senior goal keeper John McCarthy faced 34 shots from the Red Storm.  He saved 11, but three second half goals by St. John’s put the game out of reach.  LaSalle had 8 shots in the game.

LaSalle 3 Duquesne 1 – The Explorers bounced back with a conference win over the Dukes.  Senior midfielder Jason Plumhoff led the way with a goal and 2 assists.  Sophomore midfielder Joe Farrell had the first goal in the 18th minute assisted by Plumhoff.  Duquesne tied it 7 minutes later.  Plumhoff scored his 5th goal of the season in the 62nd minute, and then assisted on a goal by junior forward Rob Friskey with 5 minutes to play.  McCarthy made 7 saves, 4 came in the second half.

LaSalle 2 Saint Bonaventure 1 – The Explorers won their second league contest behind a 3-point effort from Plumhoff, who scored 7 over the weekend in being named the Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Week.  He assisted on a goal by junior midfielder Pat Sullivan, and then found the back of the net in the 79th minute to give LaSalle the victory.  Plumhoff has 67 career points placing him 7th on the all-time school scoring list.  McCarthy made 3 saves giving him 410 for his career, and was named the Philadelphia Soccer Six Defender of the Week.

Next Game – 10/18 vs. Saint Joseph’s at McCarthy Stadium

PENN – 4 – 6 – 1 Overall, 1 – 0 – 1 Ivy League

ResultsTied 0 – 0 at Columbia

Summary –

Penn 0 Columbia 0 – The Red and Blue had a 19 – 11 advantage in shots on goal, but none would get by either goal keeper as the teams battled to a scoreless tie.  Penn had two golden opportunities to score but could convert neither.  In the first half sophomore midfielder Alex Murphy hit the post.  In the second half senior midfielder Austin Kinn was awarded a penalty kick.  His shot was saved by Lions goal keeper Kyle Jackson.  Penn senior goal keeper Tyler Kinn made four saves in posting a shutout.

Next Game – 10/19 vs. Dartmouth at Rhodes Field

SAINT JOSEPH’S 2 –5 – 5 Overall, 0 – 2 – 0 Atlantic 10

Result – Lost 2 – 0 vs. Saint Bonaventure, Lost 3 – 0 vs. Duquesne both at Sweeney Field

Summary –

Saint Bonaventure 2 Saint Joseph’s 0 –  The Bonnies got an early goal from Nicholas Perillo in the 7th minute, then scored again with less than 2 minutes to play on a James Reed goal.  Senior midfielder Jimmy Reilly had 3 shots for the Hawks.  Senior goal keeper Andrew D’Ottavi recorded 4 saves,

Duquesne 3 Saint Joseph’s 0 – The Dukes tallied 3 second half goals that handed the Hawks their second straight conference loss.  Duquesne had 6 shots on goal and converted 50% of their chances.

Next Game – 10/18 at LaSalle

TEMPLE 7 – 3 – 3 Overall, 0 – 1 – 3 AAC

Results – Tied 1- 1 at SMU, Tied 1 – 1 vs. USF at Penn Park

Summary –

Temple 1 SMU 1 – The  Mustangs got on the board in the first two minutes of the game when Eddie Puskarich blasted a shot from 20 yards away into the upper left corner.  The Owls tied it in the 68th minute when senior midfielder Nolan Hemmer collected the rebound off a shot by freshman Robert Sagel and put it past the keeper.  It was the first goal of the season for Hemmer.  Temple junior goal keeper Dan Scheck made 5 saves.

Temple 1 USF 1 – The Owls again gave up a goal in the first two minutes of the game as Lindo Muckette converted for the Bulls.  Temple came back to tie the game in the 28th minute.  Junior Chas Wilson put a ground ball into the net for what turned out to be the tying goal.

Next Game – 10/19 vs. Memphis at the Ambler Sports Complex

VILLANOVA 6 – 6 – 1 Overall, 1 – 2 – 0 Big East

Results – Lost 2 – 1 at Seton Hall, Won 2 – 0 vs. #22 St. John’s, Won 1 – 0 vs. Lehigh both at the West Campus Soccer Complex

Summary –

Seton Hall 2 Villanova 1 – Trailing 1 – 0 in the second half the Wildcats got a goal from junior defender Colton Bryant header at the 68:14 mark.  The teams traded chances, but the Pirates struck at the 82:50 mark as Max Garcia tallied the game winner.  Seton Hall outshot Villanova 15 – 10.

Villanova 2 #22 St. John’s 0 – An early goal from junior forward Aaron Dennis gave the Wildcats a 1 – 0 lead.  Dennis scored on a grounder that tucked just inside the near post at 12:57.  The Red Storm kept pressing, and outshot the Wildcats 29 – 12.  But Villanova got the insurance goal on a header by freshman forward John Jlopleh at 57:55.  Junior goal keeper Andrew Weakly recorded 8 saves posting his third shutout of the season.

Villanova 1 Lehigh 0 – Sophomore midfielder Sean Sheridan converted a penalty kick in the 59th minute for the only goal of the game as Villanova posted its second straight shutout against visiting Lehigh.  Each team recorded 13 shots.  Goal keeper Michael Barr had 2 saves for the Blue and White.

Next Game – 10/19 at Creighton

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