PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS MEN’S SOCCER WEEK IN REVIEW
La Salle and Temple Get First Conference Wins, Andrew Connors Scores Three Goals For The Explorers
Week of October 6 – 12,2015
DREXEL 2 – 10 – 1 Overall, 1 – 4 – 0 CAA
Results – Lost 1 – 0 vs. Columbia at Vidas Field, Lost 3 – 1 at UNCW
Summary – The Dragons dropped their final non-league game and a conference game over the week. Drexel did snap a scoreless streak when Colin McGlynn netted his team-best third goal of the season. But, the losing streak has reached four games.
Next Game – 10/14 at Delaware
LA SALLE 5 – 7 – 1 Overall, 1 – 2 – 0 Atlantic 10
Results – Lost 3 – 2 (2 OT) vs. Duquesne, Won 3 – 0 at St. Bonaventure
Summary – The Explorers earned a split over the week, and have a conference win. Andrew Connors scored three times for La Salle. He had two goals against Duquesne including the game-tying tally, then his score in the 28th minute was the game-winner at St. Bonaventure. For his efforts Connors was named the Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Week. His teammate Cameron Keys shared the Soccer Six Rookie of the Week honors as he posted a shutout in Olean, NY. The Explorers lost a heartbreaker against the Dukes who scored the deciding goal in the 108th minute.
Next Game – 10/14 vs. VCU at McCarthy Stadium
PENN – 2 – 6 – 1 Overall, 1 – 1 – 0 Ivy League
Results – Lost 2 – 1 at Columbia
Summary – The University of Pennsylvania took an early lead in the road contest on a goal by Gavn Barger, the first of his career. But the Quakers could not make it stand as the Lions scored twice in the final 6:11 of the opening half to claim the league victory. Unluckily for Penn the game-winner was an own-goal with 1:40 to play to halftime. The Red and Blue had a chance for the equalizer, but A header by Joe Swenson off a corner kick did not get by the Columbia net-minder.
Next Game – 10/13 vs. Rutgers
SAINT JOSEPH’S 3 –8 – 1 Overall, 1 – 1 – 0 Atlantic 10
Results – Lost 1 – 0 (2 OT) vs. George Washington at Sweeney Field , Game at Dayton Postponed
Summary – A goal by the Colonials Eddie Painter in the 103rd minute proved to be the difference as the Hawks lost their first conference game at Sweeney Field. George Washington out-shot Saint Joe’s by a 15 – 6 margin. Bobby Edwards matched a career-high with 6 saves. SJU got one shot on goal by Tim Lazorko.
Next Game – 10/14 vs. Rhode Island at Sweeney Field
TEMPLE 8 – 3 – 2 Overall, 1 – 3 – 0 AAC
Results – Lost 3 – 1 at UCF, Won 4 – 0 vs. Memphis at the Ambler Sports Complex
Summary – The Cherry and White split their games this week, but did get their first American victory of the season with a shutout against Memphis. Against UCF Belal Mohamed scored the only Temple goal. He followed that by posting an assist against Memphis to earn the Philadelphia Soccer Six Co-Rookie of the Week award. Temple got tallies form four different players in the home contest; Joonas Jokinen, Justin Stoddart, Jorge Sanchez-Gomez, and Jared Martinelli. Goalie Alex Cagle recorded 8 saves over the week, 2 against Memphis to earn his fifth shutout of the season. He was aided by the Owls back line who limited the Tigers to 2 shots on goal led by Matt Mahoney. the junior defender also had an assist on Jokinen’s game-winner. Mahoney was named the Soccer Six Defensive Player of the Week. For his efforts Cagle was named to the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll. Temple is unbeaten in Ambler.
Next Game – 10/13 vs. Columbia at The Ambler Soccer Complex
VILLANOVA 6 – 5 – 0 Overall, 1 – 2 – 0 Big East
Results – Lost 3 – 2 at DePaul
Summary – The Wildcats got off to a good start in Chicago getting the first two scores of the game. Villanova had a 2 – 1 lead at halftime, but could not hold-off DePaul in the second half. A penalty kick in the 85th minute proved to be the difference. Andrea Bartosinski and Zach Zandi scored the goals for the Cats.
Next Game – 10/14 vs. Providence