PHILLY COLLEGE MEN’S SOCCER WEEK IN REVIEW
Temple And Saint Joseph’s Sweep Both Games Over The Week, Penn Ties A School Record Five Draws This Season
Week of October 4 – 10, 2016
DREXEL 1 – 8 – 2 Overall, 0 – 3 – 0 CAA
Results – Lost 2 – 0 at Columbia
Summary – The Dragons were outshot by an 18 – 8 margin. Goalie Tyler Afflerbach made 4 saves for Drexel who managed only one shot on goal, that by Eden Ben Hemo. The Drexel losing streak has reached 6 games. They were shutout in each of those games. The conference game scheduled at the College of Charleston was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew.
Next Game – 10/12 at Hofstra
LA SALLE 6 – 5 – 0 Overall, 1 – 1 – 0 Atlantic 10
Results – Won 2 – 1 at Rhode Island
Summary – The Explorers got their first conference road win when Stavros Zarokostas scored in the 75th minute to break a 1-all tie. Zarokostas headed in a corner kick inside the far post. Johnny Ciarlante scored the other La Salle goal 5:58 into the match. Mike Kirk made 4 saves to get his 6th win of the year. The Explorers are in 7th place in the Atlantic 10 and presently hold a conference tournament spot.
Next Game – 10/12 at VCU
PENN –3 – 2 – 5 Overall, 1 – 1 – 0 Ivy League
Results – Tied 2 – 2 (2 OT) vs. Delaware, Lost 2 – 1 (OT) vs. Columbia both at Rhodes Field
Summary – The University of Pennsylvania tied a school record set in 1985 by playing in their fifth tie of the season. The Red and Blue kept increasing the number of overtime games, 8 in their last 10, against Columbia. Penn tied Delaware on goals by Sam Wancowicz and Matt Poplawski, who scored the equalizer. The Quakers dropped the decision to the Lions on a penalty kick with 14 seconds left in the first extra period.
Next Game – 10/15 at Dartmouth
SAINT JOSEPH’S 6 – 5 – 1 Overall, 3 – 0 – 0 Atlantic 10
Results – Won 3 – 1 vs. Rhode Island at Sweeney Field, Win 2 – 1 at George Mason
Summary – Derek MacKinnon scored two consecutive game winning goals over the week. Matt Crawford assisted on both golden goals. Crawford scored the insurance tally against Rhode Island. He has a team-best 7 goals, and was named the Soccer Six Co-Players of the Week and the conference Offensive Player of the Week honoree. The Hawks stay unbeaten in Atlantic 10 play and occupy the top spot in the conference standings.
Next Game – 10/12 vs. Davidson at Sweeney Field
TEMPLE 8 – 3 – 1 Overall, 1 – 1 – 1 AAC
Results – Won 1 – 0 vs. Villanova at the Temple Sports Complex, Won 1 – 0 at SMU
Summary – The Owls consecutive shutout streak reached four games blanking cross-town rival Villanova, then on the road got their first ever win at SMU. Jorge Gomez-Sanchez netted both goals. Goalie Alex Cagle saved four shots against the Wildcats and had seven saves in the game against the defending conference champion Mustangs who had 17 shots. Cagle has seven shutouts and a city-best .58 Goals Against Average. Cagle is the Soccer Six Defender of the Week. Gomez-Sanchez has 27 points this year and received the Philadelphia Soccer Six Co-Player of the Week honor. Freshman Zach Brown played strong defense in the midfield and was named the Soccer Six Rookie of the Week.
Next Game – 10/11 at Columbia
VILLANOVA 6 – 5 – 1 Overall, 2 – 2 – 0 Big East
Results – Lost 1 – 0 at Temple, Lost 3 – 1 at Providence
Summary – The Wildcats put four shots on goal on North Broad Street and could not overcome the Owls goal at the 21:43 mark. All of the eight shots for Villanova came in the second half. Goalie Will Steiner faced 19 shots, 7 on net. The Wildcats also fell behind early at Providence. Padraic McCullaugh scored at the 76:18 mark to cut the deficit to 2 – 1, but the Friars put the game away scoring the next goal. The Wildcats are tied for 4th in the Big East. The top 6 go to the conference tournament.
Next Game – 10/15 at Xavier