Philly Collegiate Women’s Soccer Weekly Review

Games of September 6 – 12, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania Quakers began the week with a tie at Maryland. They continued the DC Metro slate of games hosting George Washington. Penn posted a 4- 0 win behind a natural hat trick by Mia Shenk. Two of her goals were within 33 seconds of one another in the first half. Shenk has found the back of the net five times this season …. The Drexel Dragons extended their unbeaten streak to five games getting a 3 – 1 win over UMass Lowell. Drexel gave up the first goal at 1:17, then got the next three …. The Temple Owls won their city game this week downing Saint Joseph’s 3 – 0 on Hawk Hill. Temple took the lead less than a minute before halftime. The Owls got the first win of the season …. The Villanova Wildcats suffered their first loss of the campaign falling 5 – 1 at Virginia Tech. Nova responded with an overtime win at home over Colgate. Regan Smith tallied the game winner …. The La Salle Explorers met the Columbia Lions for the first time in program history. In a close contest Columbia tied it in the 83rd minute, then won it in the 103rd minute when Madi Padilla got the ball over the line …. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks lost against Temple, then took to the road. In overtime the Hawks lost to Stony Brook 2 – 1 on a goal by Catherine von Drigalski. Rachel Brown scored her first collegiate goal for the Hawks who are still seeking their first victory of the season.

This week Drexel goes to North Broad Street to play Temple in a city battle. The Owls start their American schedule at Memphis earlier in the week. The city houses another local game when Villanova meets Penn at Rhodes Field. Saint Joseph’s hosts their initial Atlantic 10 game of the season when George Mason comes to Hawk Hill. La Salle goes on the road to play Saint Francis.

DREXEL 4 – 1 – 1 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 CAA

Results – Won 3- 1 vs. UMass, Lowell

Summary – The Dragons fell behind within the first 2 minutes, but got the next three to get their 4th win of the season. Goals were scored by Melissa Lyon, Kailey Horton, and Delaney Lappin. Drexel had a 25 – 12 edge in shots, 12 – 4 on goal.

Next Game – September 19 at Temple

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

Results – Lost 2 – 1 (2 OT) vs. Columbia

Summary – The Explorers took the lead on a goal by Emily Banashefski in the 62nd minute. La Salle gave up the tying goal in the 83rd minute. Goal Keeper Jordynn Stallard made 10 saves for the Explorers.

Next Game – September 18 at Saint Francis, PA

PENN –3 – 1 – 2 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 Ivy League

Results– Tied 1 – 1 (2 OT) at Maryland, Won 4 – 0 vs. George Washington

Summary – In the DC Metro slate of games Penn took the lead early on Maryland when Abbey Duncan scored 3:07 into the game. The Terps tied it 14 minutes later. In the second game of the week the Red and Blue shutout George Washington. Mia Shenk scored a natural hat trick. Janae Stewart had the other Penn goal

Next Game – September 16 vs. Villanova at Rhodes Field

SAINT JOSEPH’S  0 – 6 – 2 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 Atlantic 10

Results – Lost 3 – 0 vs. Temple, Lost 2 – 1 (OT) at Stony Brook

Summary – The Hawks outshot the Owls, but gave up 8 corner kicks in the loss. In the final non-conference game the season SJU fell at Stony Brook in overtime. Alexa Peev had 4 shots, 3 on goal, but none got past the goal keeper.

Next Game – September 19 vs. George Mason at Sweeney Field

TEMPLE 1 – 2 – 3 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 AAC

Results – Won 3- 0 at Saint Joseph’s

Summary – Three different Temple players scored in the city game at SJU. The Owls got goals from Miliana D’Ambra with 57 seconds left in the first half. Emily Kavanaugh scored in the 50th minute, then Hailey Gutkowski concluded the scoring getting her first of the season.

Next Game – September 16 at Memphis

VILLANOVA 6 – 1 – 0 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0

Results – Lost 5 – 1 at Virginia Tech, Won 2 – 1 (OT) vs. Colgate

Summary – The Wildcats fell behind 3 – 0 to the Hokies and lost for the first time this season. Niki Molina got the Nova goal. Virginia Tech owned a 24 -3 advantage in shot, 13 – 1 in shots on goal. The Cats started a new winning streak beating Colgate 2 – 1 in overtime. Allison Breed scored for Villanova. Regan Smith netted the game winner assisted by Chloe O’Neill who leads the team with 17 points. Goal Keeper Megan McClay posted win number six. Non-conference play ends for Villanova.

Next Game – September 16 at Penn

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