Philly College Women’s Soccer Recap – Week 9

La Salle Extends Winning Streak

Games of October 11 – 15, 2023

October 17, 2023 –

The Philly D1 teams picked up 3 wins over the week, and all of the victories were in Atlantic 10 games. La Salle got two W’s and are on an seven-game winning streak. Saint Joseph’s earned the other city victory. But there were 4 losses and two ties. Let’s take a look at what happened this week.

La Salle Explorers (9 – 5 -2, 7 – 1 – 0 Atlantic 10)

Two more wins get added to the Explorers victory total. La Salle won 2 – 1 at home over the Fordham Rams, then went to the bluffs in Pittsburgh and brought home a 4 – 1 victory over the Duquesne Dukes. The Rams scored at the 3:30 mark to end the scoreless at 468:30. But that is all they would get. Junior forward Haley Gschrey scored just over 5 minutes later to even the game. In the 32nd minute sophomore midfielder Elizabeth Estrada got the game winner off a penalty kick. On the road La Salle scored the first three goals to take a commanding lead. Senior midfielder Alyssa Gargiulo had a season-high 2 goals. Gschrey also found the back of the net, her 6th of the year. Sophomore forward Ricshya Walker opened the scoring for LSU in the 21st minute. La Salle is in a tie for second place in the conference at 21 points with Dayton. Saint Louis leads the league garnering 22 points at this time. Stay tuned. Next up, Loyola of Chicago comes to 20th and Olney.

Saint Joseph’s Hawks (4 – 6 – 6, 4 – 1 – 3 Atlantic 10)

Saint Joseph’s played one game this week and won 2 – 1 over Fordham in the Bronx. Freshman forward Emily Hanrahan scored two second half goals to give the Hawks the victory. Hanrahan is the team leader in goals scored with three. Goal Keeper Katie Cappelletti made 7 saves for the victorious Hawks. Saint Joe’s is in fourth place in the Atlantic 10 with 15 points, one ahead of UMass who they will play on Thursday. There are 8 berths available in the A10 postseason.

Penn Quakers (5 – 6 – 3, 0 – 3 – 2 Ivy League)

The University of Pennsylvania tied with Dartmouth in a 1 – 1 game. Freshman forward Magali Capdevila scored her first collegiate goal in the 16th minute. She had 3 shots and two of which were on goal. Dartmouth tied it in minute number 53. Senior goal keeper Laurence Gladu made 8 saves. Penn travel to Harvard on Saturday to complete their road schedule for the season. The Red and Blue seeks its first win in the Ancient Eight.

Villanova Wildcats (4 – 4 – 7, 1 – 4 – 2 BIG EAST)

Villanova was shutout 2 – 0 at Georgetown and were outshot 19 – 2, and 9 – 0 in shots on goal. It is the second time this season that Nova did not get a shot on goal. The Hoyas got a goal in each half. The Wildcats rebounded against the Marquette Golden Eagles and earned a point with a 1 – 1 tie. Nova had the better of it in shots 20 – 7 (a season-best) and those on goal 6 – 4. The 7 draws set the program record for most tie games in a single season surpassing the mark set by the 2007 team. Forward Jackie Richards put Villanova ahead with a goal in the 38th minute. Marquette leveled the field in the 52nd minute. Richards had 8 shots, 3 on goal. Nova will compete on the road this upcoming week playing on Thursday at UConn.

Drexel Dragons (5 – 8 – 3, 1 – 6 – 3 CAA)

The Dragons fell in a road game as Stony Brook won 3 – 1 on their home pitch. Each team had 7 shots on goal with Stony Brook ahead 17 – 12 in shots. Dragons senior forward Delaney Lappin tied the score at one with her goal 1:04 after intermission. The assist went to defender Lily Dunbar. Stony Brook scored the next two. Lappin had a team-high 3 shots with 2 on goal. Forward Annalena O’Reilly let 2 shots go that required a save. Drexel hosts UNCW on Thursday.

Temple Owls (2 – 10 – 3, 0 – 6 – 0 The American)

League newcomers Rice and UTSA visited North Broad Street. The Rice Owls won 1 – 0 while UTSA took home a 2 – 0 win in the first match ever between the schools. The other Owls scored in the 80th minute. UTSA got a goal in the 7th minute and the 83rd. The Cherry and White totaled 17 shots over the two games. Temple goes to Tulsa on Thursday seeking the elusive first win in the American.

Written By: Glenn Papazian


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