Philly Collegiate Men’s Soccer Weekly Review

Temple Gets Another Clutch Performance from Goalie Eoin Gawronski to Remain Unbeaten

La Salle Penn and Saint Joseph’s Get Season Victory Number One

It was an interesting week or the Temple Owls who got their first win of the season and had a draw at Rutgers when goalie Eoin Gawronski saved a penalty kick to keep the game scoreless. It was the second straight game where the Owls net minder made a save on a penalty kick. This was the fifth straight overtime game for the Cherry and White going back to last season. Temple posted their first win of the new campaign defeating Manhattan 3 – 1 and stay unbeaten on the season ….. The Villanova Wildcats found that the penalty kick giveth and the penalty kick taketh away. The Wildcats posted a 2 – 1 win against Hartford when Jorge Garcia put home a penalty kick in the 87th minute. In their next game Albany came away with a 1 – 0 win when Haflidi Siguroarson netted the penalty kick game winner in the 73rd minute .….. The University of Pennsylvania Quakers began their season with a 3 – 2 win on the road at Farleigh Dickinson. The game winner came on a penalty kick by RC Williams ….. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks earned their initial win of the year in the NC Tournament. Saint Joe’s lost to Campbell 4 – 1 on the opening game, then defeated SOCON Champion UNC Greensboro 2- 1 in double overtime on a goal by Alex Hartmann with 1:16 remaining on the clock ….. The La Salle Explorers had a busy week. They got their first win of the season 1 – 0 over St. Francis, Brooklyn to give coach Taylor Thames his first collegiate victory. The Explores dropped two games on their DC Metro area trip, 3 – 2 in overtime at UMBC then 2 – 0 at Navy ….. The Drexel Dragons seek their first win of the season. Drexel lost 2 – 1 at home to Lafayette in a heartbreaker. The Dragons tied the game with 24 seconds in regulation when Joey Martini put the ball in the back of the net. But with 1 second left the game turned away from Drexel on a penalty kick. The next game was an overtime loss to at Stony Brook.

This week Villanova hosts Yale on Labor Day. The same day Penn entertains Colgate. Temple travels to the Higgins Soccer Complex to face the Wildcats on September 11. Drexel plays at home on Wednesday meeting Saint Peter’s. La Salle plays Rider at McCarthy Stadium on September 11. Saint Joseph’s goes on the road for a September 10 game at Cornell.

Games of August 30 – September 5, 2021

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

Results – Lost 2 – 1 at Lafayette, Lost 3 – 2 (OT) vs. Stony Brook

Summary – Another tough game for Drexel who led Stony Brook most of the way on goals by Chris Donovan and Andrew Lizyness. But the visitors tied the game in the 77th minute and win it at the 1:05.48 mark.

Next Game – September 7 vs. Saint Peter’s at Vidas Field

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

Results – Won 1 – 0 vs. St. Francis, Brooklyn, Lost 3 – 2 (OT) at UMBC, Lost 2 – 0 at Navy

Summary – The golden goal in the home opener for the Explorers against St. Francis of Brooklyn was off the foot of Nigel Buckley in the 74th minute. In Baltimore La Salle held the lead, but the UMBC Retrievers tied it in the 82nd minute and won it 2 minutes into the first overtime. Dominic Bachstein and Justin Brunow scored their first goals in a La Salle uniform. The Explorers put 7 shots on Tyler Fahning, but none got past the Navy net minder.

Next Game – September 11 vs. Rider at McCarthy Stadium

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

ResultsWon 3 – 2 at Farleigh Dickinson

Summary – Matt Leigh scored twice for the Red and Blue which gave his team a 2 – 0 lead.

Next Game – September 6 vs. Colgate

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

Results – Lost 4 – 1 vs. Campbell, Won (2 OT) 2 – 1 vs. UNC Greensboro in the NC Tournament

Summary – The Hawks got win number one when Alex Hartmann converted the penalty kick. Blake Driehaus got the other goal. James Fletcher notched his first career score against Campbell, and it was the initial goal of the season for the Hawks.

Next Game – September 10 at Cornell

TEMPLE 1 – 0 – 2 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 AAC

Results – Tied 0 – 0 (2 OT) at Rutgers, Won 3 – 1 vs. Manhattan

Summary – Three Temple players scored in their first win of the season. Nigel Griffith got the initial goal and assist by an Owls player in the game against the Manhattan Jaspers. Marques Antoine and Mike Eijgendaal got a goal each for the Cherry and White.

Next Game – September 11, vs. Villanova at the Temple Sports Complex

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

Results – Won 2 – 1 vs. Hartford, Lost 1 – 0 vs. Albany

Summary – Lyam MacKinnon scored the lone goal for Villanova this week. In the second game of the week the Wildcats outshot the Albany Great Danes 19 – 8.  

Next Game – September 6 vs. Yale at the Higgins Soccer Complex

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