PHILLY COLLEGE WOMEN’S SOCCER WEEK IN REVIEW
Temple Makes Program History, Villanova Gets Two Big East Wins, Penn Earns First Ivy Win
Week of September 25 – October 1, 2018
DREXEL 4 – 4 – 4 Overall, 1 – 2 – 0 CAA
Results – Lost 2 – 0 at William & Mary
Summary – Despite a fast start the Dragons lost for the third time in their last five games in Virginia. The Tribe pulled ahead in the 36th minute, then added an insurance goal in minute number 61. Goal keeper Libby Baeza made 5 saves in the net. Each team posted 15 shots. Drexel hosts UNCW on Thursday.
Next Game – 10/4 vs. UNCW at Vidas Field
LA SALLE 6 – 4 – 1 Overall, 1 – 3 – 0 Atlantic 10
Results – Lost 3 – 2 at Duquesne, Lost 3 – 1 vs. Massachusetts at McCarthy Stadium
Summary – The Explorers find themselves on a three-game losing streak. It is something they have not experienced over the past few years. After dropping a decision at Duquesne, La Salle hosted league-leading Massachusetts hoping to rise in the A10 standings. In Pittsburgh the Explorers got the first two goals of the game from Molly O’Brien and Clarissa Kirsch-Downs. Duquesne got the next three. UMass scored the first two goals in the Sunday game. Cameron Cox tallied for La Salle just before halftime. The visitors Jenna Thomas got her second of the game just after halftime for the final margin of victory. St. Bonaventure comes to McCarthy Stadium on Thursday in a game LSU needs to win.
Next Game – 10/4 vs. St. Bonaventure at McCarthy Stadium
PENN – 7 – 1 – 1 Overall, 1 – 0 – 1 Ivy League
Results – Won 2 – 0 at Cornell
Summary – The University of Pennsylvania concluded an unbeaten September with a 2 – 0 win at Cornell. It was the first Ivy League victory for Penn. Emily Sands and Allie Trzaska found the back of the net in the second half. Sands has four goals this year, all game-winners.Goal Keeper Kitty Qu recorded her seventh solo shutout of the season. Penn remains undefeated on the road.
Next Game – 10/5 vs. Columbia at Rhodes Field
SAINT JOSEPH’S 7 – 4 – 2 Overall, 2 – 2 – 0 Atlantic 10
Results – Won 3 – 0 vs. Richmond at Sweeney Field, Lost 1 – 0 at Dayton
Summary – It was a drizzly night on Hawk Hill. Saint Joseph’s scored quickly on a goal by Michaela Finneyfrock, who scores two goals that night, then posted a shutout win against Richmond. Hannah Racis netted the other goal. The Hawks were hoping to keep their forward momentum going, but fell at Dayton 1 – 0. SJU is 3 – 3 – 1 on the road this season, and will visit George Mason next.
Next Game – 10/4 at George Mason
TEMPLE 6 – 7 – 0 Overall, 2 – 2 – 0 AAC
Results – Lost 2 – 1 vs. UCF, won 1 – 0 vs. #19 South Florida at the Temple Sports Complex
Summary – The Owls won a game against a nationally ranked opponent for the first time in program history. The golden goal was scored by freshman Gabriela Johnson in the 105th minute. The Temple defense held USF’s Evelyne Viens, the second leading goal scorer in the nation with 11, shotless in the contest. Goal keeper Morgan Basileo made 6 saves in recording the only shutout against the Bulls this season. She turned in huge saves in the 61st and 92nd minute to prevent USF scoreshttp://www.phillycollegesports.com/2018/10/01/mike-kerns-fraud-five-week-four-edition/. The victory came after a 2 – 1 loss to UCF who scored twice just before halftime. Johnson scored the only goal for the Cherry and White.
Next Game – 10/11 at Cincinnati
VILLANOVA 8 – 4 – 0 Overall, 2 – 1 – 0 Big East
Results – Won 3 – 2 vs. Marquette at the Higgins Soccer Complex, Won 2 – 1 at Xavier
Summary – The Wildcats find themselves on a two-game Big East winning streak defeating Marquette and Xavier. Villanova scored all three of their goals in the first half. Ciara Terabasso had two goals, Bri Austin the other. Marquette scored 25 seconds before the end of regulation. Nova kept on a roll getting scores from Claire Fell and Jasmine Ruiz within 5 minutes of each other to erase a Musketeers lead. Villanova had 10 shots, half on goal.
Next Game – 10/4 vs. Seton Hall