PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS MEN’S SOCCER WEEK IN REVIEW
Jordan and da Palma Earn Soccer Six Awards For Drexel, Will Steiner Defensive Player of the Week, Villanova Keeping Hope Alive
Week of October 27 – November 2,2015
DREXEL 3 – 14 – 1 Overall, 2 – 6 – 0 CAA
Results – Lost 1 – 0 at UMBC, Won 1 – 0 vs. Northeastern at Vidas Field
Summary – The Dragons had a couple of 1 – 0 games. They did win the conference game on a goal by Francisco Rodrigues da Palma with 45 seconds left in regulation. Jacob Jordan returned to the lineup and recorded his second collegiate win in fine fashion by pitching a shutout. Drexel played the role of spoiler by knocking Northeastern out of tournament contention. da Palma earned the Soccer Six Player of the Week Award, and Jordan earned the Rookie of the Week honor. da Palma eared the conference Rookie of the Week award.
Next Game – 11/3 at Princeton
LA SALLE 6 – 10 – 2 Overall, 2 – 5 – 1 Atlantic 10
Results – Won 1 – 0 vs. Saint Joseph’s at McCarthy Stadium
Summary – The Explorers closed their regular season with a win over fellow Philadelphia school Saint Joseph’s. Forward Andrew Connors scored his 7th goal of the season which leads the team. The goal came in the 7th minute of play. Net-minder Michael Kirk recorded his fourth shutout of the season making two saves.
Next Game – End of regular season
PENN – 2 – 9 – 2 Overall, 1 – 3 – 1 Ivy League
Results – Lost 2 – 1 at Brown
Summary – A penalty kick in the 86th minute by Brown’s Tariq Akeel was the difference as the University of Pennsylvania fell in Providence. Alec Nuemann scored for Penn early in the game. His penalty kick attempt was saved, but he got to the rebound and put it home for an early Quaker lead. In the 74th minute Jack Gorab tied the game for the Bears. Net minder Nick Savino made 4 saves facing 16 shots by Brown. Penn had 14 shots, 4 on goal, 2 by Neumann.
Next Game – 11/3 at West Virginia
SAINT JOSEPH’S 3 – 12 – 2 Overall, 1 – 5 – 1 Atlantic 10
Results – Lost 7 – 1 at Dayton, Lost 1 – 0 at La Salle
Summary – It was a tough stretch for the Hawks who were outscored and outshot in each contest. Dayton took control early with 3 first half goals and posted a 27 – 11 edge in shots. Mori Dane scored his first collegiate goal at Dayton in the 69th minute. SJU was closer in shots against their city rival who had a 10 – 8 advantage.
Next Game – 11/7 at St. Bonaventure
TEMPLE 10 – 6 – 2 Overall, 2 – 6 – 0 AAC
Results – Lost 2 – 0 at #9 SMU
Summary – The Owls gave up two goals in the second half, and fell to the league champion Mustangs in Dallas. Temple outshot SMU by a 13 – 9 margin, and had a 6 – 3 edge in corner kicks. The Owls finished as the 6th seed and will travel to Storrs, CT to face UConn in the league tournament quarterfinal round. Temple lost to Connecticut during the regular season. It was the only loss for the Owls at the Ambler Sports Complex.
Next Game – 11/7 vs. Connecticut in The American Quarterfinals
VILLANOVA 8 – 8 – 0 Overall, 3 – 5 – 0 Big East
Results – Won at St. John’s 2 – 0, Lost 2 – 1 vs. # 7 Georgetown at the Higgins Soccer Complex
Summary – The Wildcats picked up two key points in the race for a post-season berth by defeating the Red Storm in New York. Max Kroschwitz and Andreas Bartosinski. Villanova took that momentum into their final home game of the regular season, but fell 2 – 1 to nationally ranked Georgetown. The Wildcats opened the scoring when Sean Sheridan scored on a penalty kick in the 19th minute. The Hoyas scored just under 7 minutes later, then got the game-winner by Arun Basuljevic at the 73:52 mark. Georgetown has won 10 in a row, and all 8 in the Big East. Goal Keeper Will Steiner made 10 saves oiver the two games. His 3 saves in a shutout against St. John’s has kept the Wildcats hopes for a spot in the Big East Tournament alive. He was named the Soccer Six Defender of the Week. Villanova needs a win at Seton Hall and some help to secure the berth.
Next Game – 11/5 at Seton Hall