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Local college soccer roundup

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La Salle was handed their first regular season loss on Friday night in front of a home crowd. After a scoreless first half at McCarthy Stadium, Bucknell landed a one-two punch with 2 goals less than a minute apart. Explorers sophomore, Nick Becker, responded with a goal off a pass from teammate Kameron Teel. With just 21 minutes left on the clock, La Salle was unable to find the net for the remainder of the game. The Explorers fell 2-1, sending the Bison home with their first win of the season.

The Explorers were back on the field Sunday afternoon hosting Lafayette. La Salle was down most of the game after allowing the Leopards to score in the 22nd minute. However, the Explorers were determined to prevent another loss and tied the game in the second half with less than a minute left on the clock. Freshman, Joe Farrell, came through with a clutch goal sending the game into overtime. After 2 scoreless overtimes, the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Saint Joseph’s spent the weekend on the road at the UK Invitational. The Hawks faced the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday night and were shutout 2-0.

Saint Joseph’s returned to the pitch to face Stony Brook on Sunday afternoon. After a scoreless 75 minutes the Seawolves scored once and then again in the 87th minute. The Hawks closed the weekend with a 2-0 loss to Stony Brook.

Drexel hosted Lehigh on Friday night at Vidas Field. Ken Tribbett put the Dragons on the board in the 63rd minute off an assist from Fabio Machado. The Mountain Hawks failed to cut through the Drexel defense and eventually fell 1-0.

The Quakers hosted Air Force on Friday night as part of the Penn Soccer Classic. The Falcons took the lead 19 minutes into the first half. Penn freshman, Sam Engs, responded in the 69th minute, tying the game 1-1. Air Force struck back only seconds later with the game winning goal and the Quakers fell to the Falcons 2-1 at Rhodes Field.

Penn closed out the weekend at Rhodes Field with a 2-1 loss to Hartford. The Hawks saw 2nd half goals from Kingston, Jamaica’s Damion Lowe and Javoni Simms. Penn senior, Travis Cantrell, scored in the final seconds of the match preventing a shut-out for the Quakers.

Villanova also felt the bite of a Javoni Simms goal this weekend. Simms put Hartford on the board in the 43rd minute of Friday night’s game at Penn Park. The Wildcats responded in the second half with goals from junior, Will Cason and sophomore, Oscar Umar. The pair helped maintain Villanova’s unbeaten streak with the 2-1win over the Hawks.

The Wildcats returned to Penn Park on Sunday afternoon to face Air Force. After a scoreless 77 minutes, the Falcons struck with a goal from junior, Brian Klazura. Villanova tried to respond, hammering Air Force goalkeeper Matt Underwood, who made 9 saves in Sunday’s game. The Falcons managed to stave off the Wildcats, delivering Villanova’s first regular season loss with a final score of 1-0.

Cumulative Results

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Villanova

5

4

1

0

12

4

8

La Salle

5

3

1

1

8

5

3

Drexel

4

2

1

1

8

7

1

Saint Joseph’s

5

1

4

0

3

12

-9

Temple

2

0

1

1

0

1

-1

Penn

4

0

4

0

5

9

-4

GP-Games played, W-Wins, L-Losses, T-Ties, GF-Goals for, GA-Goals against, GD-Goal differential

 

Top Scorers Overall

Goals

Player Team

3

Jason Plumhoff La Salle

3

Kyle Soroka Villanova

2

Emerson Lawrence Villanova

2

Joe Farrell La Salle

2

Matheus Goncalves Drexel

2

Oscar Umar Villanova

2

Travis Cantrell Penn

2

Will Cason Villanova

Upcoming Matches

Date Home Score Away Notes
Sept. 11 Temple Manhattan
Sept. 12 Lafayette Drexel
Sept. 12 Lehigh La Salle
Sept. 14 Penn Villanova Ivy League/BIG EAST Challenge
Sept. 14 California Polytechnic State University Temple
Sept. 14 Penn Villanova
Sept. 15 La Salle Long Island
Sept. 15 St. Joseph’s Rider
Sept. 16 Georgetown Penn Ivy League/BIG EAST Challenge
Sept. 16 California State-Northridge Temple
Sept. 16 Villanova Princeton
* Neutral location

2 Comments

  1. Great summary. Thanks for posting!

  2. I agree with Guido. Thanks, but as a multiple year girls coach as well, can we see the women reported as well? Thanks, guys. I enjoy the site a lot.

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