Philly Collegiate Women’s Soccer Weekly Review

Games of September 13 – 19, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania Quakers took both games on the schedule this week at home. Penn is a perfect 5 – 0 at Rhodes Field this season. The Red and Blue defeated city rival Villanova 2 – 0, then won a 2 – 1 overtime game against Rice. Sizzy Lawton and Lauren Teuschel scored and assisted for the Quakers in the win over the Wildcats. Jackie Bruder scored the golden goal against Rice in the 97th minute. The La Salle Explorers went unbeaten over the week winning at Saint Francis, PA 1 – 0, then tied Fordham in the Atlantic 10 opener in double overtime. Lauren Costello scored her first collegiate goal to lift La Salle at Loretto. The defense allowed one shot on goal. Against Fordham it took a goal by Shea Collins in the 88th minute to tie the game for La Salle, who fell behind in the 68th minute. The Temple Owls were level this week. The Cherry and White lost the American opener 4 – 0 at Memphis. The Owls rebounded with a 3 – 0 victory over their city rival Drexel Dragons. Emily Kavanaugh scored twice in the Drexel game giving her a team-best 4 goals this season. Hailey Gutowski turned in a goal and an assist in that game. This is the first home game win for Temple. The Villanova Wildcats were defeated for the second time this season, getting shutout for the first time at Penn. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks lost their only game of the week. It was an Atlantic 10 battle that George Mason won 2 – 1. The Hawks trailed 2 – 0, but got a proximity goal by Rachel Brown, the second time in two games, in the 79th minute. It was a tough week for the Drexel Dragons who lost both games on the schedule. Drexel fell 4 – 0 at #16 Rutgers, then lost a 3 – 0 game at Temple.

This week it will be all conference games for the city schools. Drexel hosts James Madison and Temple has a home game with Cincinnati. Everyone else is travelling. La Salle goes to Dayton while Saint Joseph’s heads to Davidson in the Atlantic 10. Villanova starts Big East play at Seton Hall. Penn has their first Ivy League encounter at Harvard.

DREXEL 4 – 3 – 1 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 CAA

Results – Lost 4 – 0 at #16 Rutgers, Lost 3 – 0 at Temple

Summary – The Dragons lost both games and were kept out the opposing team net this week. The unbeaten streak ended at four. Rutgers got the first goal in the 11th minute, then 2 in the second half. Goal Keeper Miyuki Schoyen made a career-high 7 saves. In North Philadelphia the Dragons fell behind 2 – 0 in the 18th minute. As a team Drexel had 18 shots, 4 on net. Lauren Curry had 5 shots for DU, one on goal.

Next Game – September 26 vs. JMU at Vidas Field

LA SALLE 2 – 4 – 2 Overall, 0 – 0 – 1 Atlantic 10

Results – Won 1 – 0 at Saint Francis, PA, Tied 1 – 1 (2 OT) vs. Fordham

Summary – The Explorers got a goal by Costello in the 15th minute. That is all they would need holding Saint Francis to 3 shots, 1 on goal. In the A10 curtain raiser the Explorers had a huge shot advantage over the Rams, 28 – 8, but on goal it was only 8 – 6. Goal Keeper Michela Auguardo made 5 saves in the draw.

Next Game – September 23 at Dayton

PENN – 5 – 1 – 2 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 Ivy League

Results– Won 2- 0 vs. Villanova, Won 2 – 1 (OT) vs. Rice

Summary – Undefeated over the week and at home for Penn. Janae Stewart scored a goal against Rice in the 3rd minute to give the hosts a lead. Rice tied the game in the 86th minute before Bruder recorded the game winner. Goal Keeper Laurence Gladu made 6 saves against Rice to set her career-high.

Next Game – September 25 at Harvard

SAINT JOSEPH’S  0 – 7 – 2 Overall, 0 – 1 – 0 Atlantic 10

Results – Lost 2 – 1 vs. George Mason

Summary – The Hawks outshot Mason 18 – 8 and led 8 – 3 in shots on goal. Only one went into the net for SJU, that by Brown. Saint Joe’s goes to Davidson for their first A10 road game.

Next Game – September 23 at Davidson

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

Results – Lost 4 – 0 at Memphis, Won 3- 0 vs. Drexel

Summary – The Owls dropped their American opener as four different Tigers scored. Memphis had a 23 – 1 advantage in shots. The only Temple shot was on goal. Sumaya Togba got the Owls goal. Temple came back to win 3 – 0 at home against Drexel paced by Kavanaugh and Gutowski.

Next Game – September 23 vs. Cincinnati at the Temple Soccer Complex

VILLANOVA 6 – 2 – 0 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0

Results – Lost 2 – 0 at Penn

Summary – The Wildcats closed the non-conference schedule. Goal Keeper Megan McClay saved 5 as the Blue and White got outshot 17 – 8 by the Red and Blue. Chloe O’Neill led Nova with 5 shots, 2 needed to be saved. Villanova will play Big East games for the rest of the season.

Next Game – September 23 at Seton Hall

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