PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS MEN’S SOCCER WEEK IN REVIEW
Villanova Unbeaten In Four Games, Temple Gets Win At Penn State, Saint Joseph’s and Penn Open Conference Play With Victories
Week of September 27- October 3, 2016
DREXEL 1 – 7 – 2 Overall, 0 – 3 – 0 CAA
Results – Lost 2 – 0 vs. Delaware, Lost 1 – 0 vs. #24 UNCW both at Vidas Field
Summary – The Dragons were shutout over the weekend home stand. Colin McGlynn and Aaron Thompson had good opportunities, but were denied in each contest. Against nationally-ranked UNCW goalie Tyler Afflerbach faced 17 shots, 6 on goal. He saved 5, but a shot in the 75th minute found the back of the net. Drexel is on a five-game losing streak.
Next Game – 10/4 at Columbia
LA SALLE 5 – 5 – 0 Overall, 0 – 1 – 0 Atlantic 10
Results – Lost 2 – 1 vs. Saint Louis at McCarthy Stadium
Summary – The Explorers opened Atlantic 10 with a loss at home on a wet and chilly night against the Billikens. Conor Nichols evened the game for La Salle late in the first half. Saint Louis won it in the 57th minute when Max Karcher scored on a penalty kick. Sixtus Akinlosotu almost tied it when his shot went through the Billikens goalie, but stopped short of the goal line. La Salle had an 18 – 7 edge in shots, 13 – 3 in the second half.
Next Game – 10/8 at Richmond
PENN –3 – 1 – 4 Overall, 1 – 0 – 0 Ivy League
Results – Won 2 – 1 (OT) at Cornell
Summary – Alec Neumann scored both Penn goals, the winner came in the 102nd minute as the Quakers won the Ivy opener on the road. It was the 6th goal of the season for Neumann. His 12 points place him in second place on the Philadelphia Soccer Six scoring list. Neumann was named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. This was the sixth overtime game for the Red and Blue this season.
Next Game – 10/5 vs. Delaware at Rhodes Field
SAINT JOSEPH’S 4 – 5 – 1 Overall, 1 – 0 – 0 Atlantic 10
Results – Lost 2 – 0 at St. John’s, Won 2 – 1 at St. Bonaventure
Summary – The Hawks opened conference play with a win in Olean, NY. This came after Saint Joe’s fell at St. John’s when Filippo Ricupati scored two goals, the first with 5 seconds left in the first half. Matt Crawford did the same for the Hawks in getting the A10 win scoring in the 41st and 89th minute. The junior midfielder has the last 4 goals for SJU.
Next Game – 10/5 vs. Rhode Island at Sweeney Field
TEMPLE 6 – 3 – 1 Overall, 0 – 1 – 1 AAC
Results – Won 1 – 0 at Penn State, Tied 0 – 0 (2 OT) vs. Memphis at the Temple Sports Complex
Summary – It was the first win for the Owls at Penn State, their first since 1989. Jorge Gomez-Sanchez scored at the 83:51 mark, his 10th of the season. Gomez-Sanchez has a Soccer Six best 23 points. In the game at Penn State goalie Alex Cagle made a career-high 9 saves. Cagle turned away 4 Memphis shots, 2 in the extra periods to record two shutouts over the week to earn the Philadelphia Soccer Six Defensive Player of the Week Award. He has a city-best .69 Goals Against Average for the season.
Next Game – 10/4 vs. Villanova at the Temple Sports Complex
VILLANOVA 6 – 3 – 1 Overall, 2 – 1 – 0 Big East
Results – Won 1 – 0 (OT) vs. Princeton, Won 4 – 2 vs. DePaul at the Higgins Soccer Complex
Summary – The Wildcats unbeaten streak reached four in a row with a two wins over the week, Zach Zandi scored both game-winners. He scored on a penalty kick against Princeton in the extra period. His third goal of the season in the second half to give the Wildcats a 3 – 1 lead over the Blue Demons. Zandi was named the Philadelphia Soccer Six and Big East Player of the Week. Freshman Defender Shane Bradley earned the Soccer Six Rookie of the Week honor.
Next Game – 10/4 at Temple
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