PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS MEN’S SOCCER WEEK IN REVIEW
Temple Remains Unbeaten, Villanova Upsets Nationally Ranked Boston College
Week of August 29 – September 6, 2016
DREXEL 0 – 2 – 1 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 CAA
Results – Lost 1 – 0 at La Salle, Lost 2 – 1 at Iona
Summary – The Dragons dropped a pair of one-goal games over the week. Goal Keeper Tyler Afflerbach was beaten on a penalty shot vs. the Explorers. He faced 7 shots against the Gaels and stopped 5 of them. Iona got the game winner in the 75th minute. Ilai Shvika scored the only Drexel goal of the week in New Rochelle, their first score of the season. It gave the Dragons a lead at halftime that was not held in the second half.
Next Game – 9/7 vs. Rhode Island at Vidas Field
LA SALLE 2 – 1 – 0 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 Atlantic 10
Results – Won 1 – 0 vs. Drexel, Lost 3 – 0 vs. Rider both games at McCarthy Stadium
Summary – Matt Robinson scored the only goal of the game against city rival Drexel. Mike Kirk made four saves en route to being named the Philadelphia Soccer Six Defensive Player of the Week. It was his second consecutive shutout. However, Rider scored three times and La Salle could not find the back of the net. It was the first loss of the season for the Explorers.
Next Game – 9/7 at Saint Peter’s
PENN – 0 – 0 – 2 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 Ivy League
Results – Tied 2 – 2 (2 OT) vs. American. Tied 1 – 1 (2 OT) at Seton Hall
Summary – The Quakers got two come from behind draws over the week. Alec Neumann scored the equalizer against American. Arty Kouzine tied it up at Seton Hall. Goal Keeper Etan Mabourakh recorded 12 saves over the week.
Next Game – 9/9 at Creighton
SAINT JOSEPH’S 0 – 3 – 0 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 Atlantic 10
Results – Lost 1 – 0 (2 OT) vs. Northeastern, Lost 4 – 1 vs. Pittsburgh both at Sweeney Field
Summary – The Hawks start the season dropping the first three games. Saint Joe’s suffered a shutout against Northeastern losing in the second overtime when Khesanio Hall scored in the 101st minute. Greg O’Connell turned in a career-high 8 saves in the match. Pittsburgh found the back of the net four times in the following game. Forward Isaac Agyapong scored the first goal of the season for the Hawks connecting with 37 seconds remaining in regulation.
Next Game – 9/9 at Howard
TEMPLE 4 – 0 – 0 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 AAC
Results – Won 2 – 1 vs. Pittsburgh, Won 3 – 0 vs. Northeastern both at the Temple Sports Complex
Summary – The Owls remain undefeated as forward Jorge Gomez Sanchez had two game winning goals in being named the Philadelphia Soccer Six and the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week He connected on the game winner against Pittsburgh with less than five minutes on the clock. Gomez Sanchez got things started for Temple in the 24th minute in the shutout win over Northeastern connecting on a free kick just outside of the box.
Next Game – 9/10 at Rider
VILLANOVA 1 – 2 – 0 Overall, 0 – 0 – 0 Big East
Results – Lost 2 – 1 at Harvard, Won 2 – 1 at #10/11 Boston College
Summary – The Wildcats split on their New England road trip. The win was an upset over at that time the sixth-ranked Eagles of Boston College. Forward Jacob Anderson scored the game-winning goal in the 87th minute off a scramble. It was his first collegiate goal. Anderson was named Philadelphia Soccer Six Rookie of the Week. Goal Keeper Will Steiner turned in a seven save performance in the won over the Eagles. He was named the Big East Goalkeeper of the Week. Freshman defender Nikkye DePoint netted the Wildcats tally at Harvard and was named the Big East Defender of the Week.
Next Game – 9/8 vs. Navy at the Villanova Soccer Complex