Philly Men’s College Soccer Week in Review – September 23rd Edition

The non-conference schedule is winding down, and conference play is beginning for the Soccer Six schools.  There is also local work on the docket.

It was a good week for the Drexel Dragons who won both of their games over George Mason and William & Mary.  The victory over the Tribe was the first CAA win of the year.  Chris Donovan and Laolu Daranijo scored both goals in the Mason game, and they assisted on each goal.  Donovan scored his 5th goal of the year in the William & Mary game, his team leading 5th of the season.

The University of Pennsylvania also went unbeaten, but the tie against nationally ranked Rutgers was the first time the Quakers did not post a win at Rhodes Field this season.  The Red and Blue quickly came back defeating Temple1 – 0 in a Soccer Six game, the third shutout of the season for Penn.

Villanova opened their Big East schedule getting a scoreless draw at DePaul.  It was the 5th shutout in 7 games for the Wildcats.  The tie broke a two-game winning streak.

Saint Joseph’s and Temple split the week each going 1 – 1.  Temple played in two 1 – 0 games winning one and losing one.  In the win over Delaware Amir Cohen netted the game winner.  The Blue Hens did not register a shot the entire game.  Saint Joe’s set a season-high in goals scored with 4 against William & Mary.  The Hawks then dropped the Atlantic 10 opener to the Duquesne Dukes.  SJU had an 11 – 2 edge in shots on goal.  Daniel Morales had the ball roll over the line for the Hawks, his first career-goal.

It was a tough week for La Salle who dropped both contests.  It was the first home loss for the Explorers in the 3 – 0 defeat against the Lafayette Leopards.  In the Atlantic 10 curtain raiser Fordham scored in the 105th minute to take a 2 – 1 decision.  Explorer Sam DeCencio scored in the 83rd minute to force overtime, but Paul Makaj ended it in the second overtime period.

This week La Salle travels to Howard before coming home to play conference foe Duquesne in the Fall Tailgate Series.  Temple had their first American game at UCF.  Meanwhile, Drexel goes to Princeton, Penn hosts Lehigh while Saint Joseph’s entertains Lafayette.  George Washington comes to the West Campus to play Villanova. More conference games await on the schedules.

Week of September 17 – 23, 2019

DREXEL 3 – 3 – 1 Overall, 1 – 1 – 0 CAA

Results – Won 2 – 0 vs. George Mason, Won 2 – 1 vs. William & Mary

Summary – The Dragons got both goals in the conference win over the Tribe in the final 31 minutes of action.  Donovan and Anthony Amore found the back of the net for Drexel.  It was the first career goal for Amore.

Next Game – 9/24 at Princeton

LA SALLE 3 – 4 – 0 Overall, 0 – 1 – 0 Atlantic 10

Results – Lost 3 – 0 vs. Lafayette, Lost 2 – 1 (2 OT) at Fordham

Summary – It was the first home loss for the Explorers as Lafayette took home a 3 – 0 win.  The Leopards had a 15v – 6 lead in shots, 10 – 3 on goal.  In the Bronx goalie Brett Werner made 6 saves in 105 minutes of play.

Next Game – 9/24 at Howard, 9/28 vs. Duquesne on Fall Tailgate Series               

PENN – 3 – 1 – 1 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 Ivy League

ResultsTied (2 OT) 1 – 1 vs. #24 Rutgers, Won 1 – 0 vs. Temple

Summary – The Quakers had an 11 – 4 advantage in shots, 6 – 4 on goal in the loss to Rutgers. Alex Touche scored in the 70th minute for the Red and Blue.  Joey Bhangdia recorded his third goal of the season connecting in the 54th minute in the victory over Temple.

Next Game – 9/24 vs. Lehigh

SAINT JOSEPH’S  3 – 4 – 0 Overall, 0 – 1 – 0 Atlantic 10

Results – Won 4 – 1 vs. William & Mary, Lost 2 – 1 vs. Duquesne

Summary – The Hawks scored twice in each half to defeat the Tribe.  Leon Marcic got two goals.  David Graham and Bryce Wallace got the other two.  Goalie Joseph Boehm made 8 saves.  SJU could not get more than one past Dukes goalie Robbie McKelvey who made 8 saves.

Next Game – 9/24 vs. Lafayette

TEMPLE 2 – 4 – 0 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 AAC

Results – Won 1 – 0 vs. Delaware, Lost 1 – 0 at Penn

Summary – The Owls edge in shots was 23 – 0, 14 – 0 on goal against Delaware.  At Penn it was more even as Temple had a 9 – 8 advantage in shots, but Penn had 4 on goal compared to 3 for the Cherry and White.  Lucas Fernandes and Amir Cohen had 2 shots on goal each, but could not solve Dane Jaromen who saved them all.

Next Game – 9/27 at UCF

VILLANOVA 4 – 2 – 1 Overall, 0 – 0 – 1 Big East

Results – Tied (2 OT) 0 – 0 at DePaul

Summary – Carson Williams made 4 saves in Chicago.  Nova had a 20 -13 edge in shots.  For the Wildcats no more than one goal has been scored in each game since the 5 – 0 win in the opening game over Delaware. 

Next Game – 9/24 vs. George Washington

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