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Ivy League

Stephen Baker's gamewinner earned him his third Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors.


On Saturday, the No. 14 ranked Penn men’s team edged out No. 13 Brown here.) The goal proved to be Penn’s only shot of the match. Benn Berg recorded the shutout with five saves. Penn is 5–0–0 in Ivy League play and tied with Princeton, to whom they travel to play on Saturday, at the top of the Ancient Eight. For the third time this season, Baker, with eight goals on the season, was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

The Penn women’s team defeated Brown 3–2 in overtime in a back-and-forth affair that saw Penn score first and then fall behind midway into the second half before drawing level with less than 15 minutes of regulation time left. Penn was hurt twice by set pieces, the first time from a corner kick, the second time from a free kick. Ursula Lopez-Palm scored the winner 2:01 into overtime. Junior Marin McDermott, who scored both regulation time goals and fed Lopez-Palm for the winner over Brown, was named Ivy League Player of the Week while freshman Kerry Scalora was for the third time named Rookie of the Week. The 4–1–1 record of the Penn women’s team means that a victory or a draw with 4–2–0 Princeton on Saturday will give them the Ivy League title and a bid for the NCAA College Cup.


The No. 20 ranked Princeton men’s team secured a 1–0 won over Cornell on Saturday, thanks to a goal from sophomore Matt Sanner. Sanner’s second straight goal winner extended Princeton’s unbeaten streak to nine and would earned him Ivy League Co-Player of the Week honors. Princeton travel to Colgate for the last non-conference match of the season on Tuesday night ahead of Saturday’s match against Penn.

The Princeton women’s team topped Cornell 2–1 on Saturday off of Kalie Bartholomew’s goal six minutes into the first overtime period. Princeton will need to defeat Penn on Saturday to win the Ivy League title.

Big East


The Villanova men’s team lost 3–1 away to No. 2 ranked University of Louisville on Saturday night. Freshman Joseph Schmid gave Villanova the early lead when he finished a series of shots that began with fellow freshman Dylan Renna’s effort. Villanova, who finished the regular season with an 8–7–3 record, including 4–3–2 in conference action, open up Big East playoff action when they host Providence at 2pm on Wednesday. The winner of that match will play Blue Division champion Georgetown on Saturday.

The Villanova women’s team snapped a seven game skid on Sunday to end their season on a high note with a 2–0 win over DePaul. Katie Ryan and Bridget O’Brien scored for the home team.

Atlantic 10


The Temple men’s team was on the road over the weekend. The trip started poorly when, after holding St. Louis scoreless in the first half, the Owls lost 3–0. The weekend concluded on a high note when Temple handed No. 16 Charlotte their first conference loss with a 2–1 double overtime win. Freshman Vaughn Spurrier’s unassisted goal in the 18th minute gave Temple the early lead. Depite being outshot 18–4 in regulation, it wasn’t until the 88th minute that Charlotte equalized to force overtime play. Tyler Witmer won it for Temple with a 108th minute goal that would also earn him Philadelphia Soccer Six Co-Player of the Week honors. Temple plays the final two games of the season at home this weekend when they host Atlantic 10 rivals George Washington and Richmond on November 5 and November 7, respectively.

While the Temple men’s team was on the road, the women finished their season by hosting St. Louis on Friday and Charlotte on Sunday. Both teams proved to be bad guests with St. Louis winning 1–0 and Charlotte winning 7–0.

La Salle's women's team earned an Atlantic 10 playoff spot with win over UMass. (Photo: Daniel Gajdamowicz)

La Salle

In further Atlantic 10 action, the La Salle men’s team has been on a roll, finishing the weekend’s matches to remain unbeaten in four games. On Friday, Junior Ryan Sepe scored two goals to led the 4–2 home victory over Rhode Island. Sepe would later be awarded Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors.The Explorers then trekked to Massachusetts on Sunday where they managed a 1–1 draw after Jeff Pio opened the scoring in favor of the visitors. La Salle finish regular season conference play when they host Xavier on Friday and Dayton on Sunday.

The La Salle women lost 3–1 at home to Rhode Island on Friday but bounced back with a 3–0 win at home on Sunday over Massachusetts to earn an Atlantic 10 playoff berth. Renee Washington, who scored in both matches, was named Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week.

Saint Joseph’s

Saint Joseph’s men’s team had a tough road trip this weekend, first falling 3–0 to Charlotte on Friday and then falling 3–0 to St. Louis on Sunday. They conclude the season when they host Richmond on Friday and George Washington on Sunday.

The Saint Joseph’s womwn’s team concluded their season with a 2–2 draw against Saint Louis. Freshman Mo Hawkins scored both goals for the Hawks.

Colonial Athletic Association


The Drexel men’s team’s losing streak now stands at four after Saturday’s 2–0 away loss to James Madison. The Dragons will have the chance to snap that streak when they host Old Dominion on Saturday at 7pm.

The Drexel women’s team ended its season with a 2–0 loss to Delaware.

(Cover photo: Daniel Gajdamowicz)

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