Philly Collegiate Women’s Soccer Weekly Review

Saint Joseph’s Makes the A10 Tournament, Penn Wins 4 – 0 Twice

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks started the season with an 0 – 7 – 2 record over the first nine games. Despite that start the Hawks fought back and qualified for the Atlantic 10 Tournament. It came down to the last week. The Hawks and the La Salle Explorers were locked in on getting the eighth and final spot. The teams met at Sweeney Field. Saint Joe’s won it 3 – 2 In overtime to move in front in the standings. Still, SJU had one more game to play and won it at the home of league leading VCU on Sunday 1 – 0. Meanwhile, the La Salle Explorers were still alive going into the final day. They needed a win over UMass and got it 2 – 1 in the second overtime. But when Saint Joe’s defeated VCU, the season would come to an end for La Salle. Saint Joe’s gets a rematch at VCU in the quarterfinal round at Richmond. Saint Joe’s finsihed two points ahead the in the standings. The University of Pennsylvania Quakers brought home two wins over the week both by a 4 – 0 score over Delaware State and Yale. Isobel Glass had three goals over the week, Sizzy Lawton scored twice. Penn remains unbeaten at Rhodes Field with a 9 – 0 home record. The Villanova Wildcats lost 3 – 0 against Butler. The Wildcats have been held scoreless in their last 3 games. Nova did not qualify for the Big East Tournament. The Temple Owls dropped both American games over the week, losing 2- 0 at #16 SMU and 5 – 0 at UCF. The loss to SMU ended and two-game winning streak for Temple. Goal Keeper Kamryn Stablein was quite busy making 20 saves, 10 in each game. The Owls finished one place out of an American Tournament position. The Drexel Dragons were defeated two times, 2 – 0 at 12 Hofstra, who got two first half goals, and 2 – 1 at Towson. Jenna Blank got the only goal for the Dragons over the week.

Saint Joseph’s plays at VCU in the quarterfinal round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Temple hosts league leader USF. Drexel travels to Northeastern. Penn has a game at Brown. Villanova concludes the season at St. John’s.

Games of October 18 – October 24, 2021

DREXEL 5 – 7 – 3 Overall, 1 – 4 – 2 CAA

Lost 2 – 0 vs. #25 Hofstra3 – 2, Lost 2 – 1 at Towson

Summary – Drexel held a 1- 0 lead over Towson in the first half. The Tigers answered with goals in the 62nd and 71st minute. Drexel will not earn a CAA Tournament berth.

Next Game – October 28 at Northeastern

LA SALLE 6 – 9 – 2 Overall, 4 – 5 – 1 Atlantic 10

Results – Lost 3 – 2 (OT) at Saint Joseph’s, Won 2 – 1(2 OT) vs. UMass

Summary – The Explorers fell behind the Hawks 2 – 0 in the first 19 minutes. La Salle fought back and tied it on goals from Kelli McGroarty and Haley Gschrey, the latter in the 83rd minute to tie the game. SJU won it in the 99th minute. McGroarty and Gschrey combined again in the UMass game. This time McGroarty got the game-winner in the 108th minute.

Next Game – Season concludes for La Salle

PENN – 9 – 3 – 2 Overall, 3 – 2 – 0 Ivy League

Results– Won 4 – 0 vs. Delaware State, Won 4 – 0 vs. Yale

Summary – The Red and Blue also saw Paige Kenton, Miranda Farman, Mia Shenk put the ball over the line over the two game home stand. Shenk assisted three times in the Del State game. Goal Keeper Laurence Gladu posted her fifth shutout of the season.

Next Game – October 30 at Brown

SAINT JOSEPH’S  5 – 11 – 2 Overall, 5 – 5 – 0 Atlantic 10

Results – Won 3 – 2 (OT) vs. La Salle, Won 1 – 0 at VCU

Summary – THE Hawks got a goal by Natalie Nevins in the 99th minute to capture a win over La Salle and moved into 8th place in the standings. Nevins put the ball inside the right post from just left of the goal. Erica Behr and Ashley Orendac scored for SJU early in the game, and held off an Explorer rally. Orendac got her fifth goal in the 87th minute at VCU to send Saint Joe’s to the A10 Tournament. They meet VCU again on October 30.

Next Game – October 30 Atlantic 10 Quarterfinal at VCU

TEMPLE 5 – 7 – 3 Overall, 2 – 5 – 0 AAC

Results – Lost 2 – 0 at #16 MU, Lost 5 – 0 at UCF

Summary – The Owls were held scoreless for the 6th time. The Cherry and White managed only 3 shots on goal over the two games, none at UCF. Over the week the opponents managed 58 shots, 27 on goal. Temple is in 7th place in the American, and will not get a tournament berth.

Next Game – October 29 vs. USF at the Temple Sports Complex

VILLANOVA 7 – 10 – 0 Overall, 1 – 8 – 0

Results – Lost 3 – 0 vs. Butler

Summary – Villanova fell to Butler giving up three goals in the first half. The Bulldogs had a 23 – 5 advantage in shots, 9 – 3 on those that forced a save to be made.

Next Game – October 28 at St. John’s

Written By: Glenn Papazian


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