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Philly soccer six roundup

Photo: Courtesy of Mitchell Leff/Temple Athletics

The Temple Owls have risen to the Atlantic 10’s first place position after this weekend’s road trip to New England. Temple fought Rhode Island through 2 overtimes to a scoreless draw on Friday night at the URI Soccer Complex. Owl’s junior goalkeeper Bobby Rosato made 11 saves to preserve the team’s undefeated A10 record. The Owls traveled north to blank UMass on Sunday afternoon with a second half goal from senior Cody Calafiore. Senior Homero Rodriguez also scored, earning his first career goal. Temple goalkeeper Dan Scheck made 5 saves to earn the 2–0 shutout against the Minutemen at Rudd field in Amherst, MA.

The CAA’s first place team Drexel continues to dominate with two road shutouts bringing their conference record to 5–1–0. Junior midfielder Nathan Page was on fire this week scoring the sole goal (in OT) in the Wednesday afternoon match at George Mason and the only goal at Towson on Saturday afternoon. Dragon goalkeeper Tim Washam made 5 saves over the 2 matches combined.

The Wildcats took a breather from Big EAST action on Tuesday afternoon to host Lafayette at the Villanova Soccer Complex. Nova took the lead in the 6th minute with senior defender Ryan Quane earning his first career goal off an assist from Oscar Umar. Lead scorer Kyle Soroka found the net in the 19th minute to put Villanova ahead 2–0. The Leopards broke through the Wildcat defense in the 81st minute denying the shutout, but fell 2–1 in Nova’s last non-conference match of the 2012 season.

On Saturday afternoon Villanova’s senior goalkeeper John Fogarty made 6 saves and earned a 5th shutout for the Wildcats against Big EAST rival Cincinnati. A 31st minute Soroka pass to Oscar Umar was all that was needed to shut down the Bearcats. Cincinnati fell 1–0 at the Villanova Soccer Complex. The Wildcats hold the Big EAST Red Division’s third place slot with a 2-0-2 conference record.

Cumulative Results

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Villanova

14

10

2

2

25

11

14

Drexel

13

9

3

1

23

13

10

La Salle

13

8

3

2

19

11

8

Temple

13

7

4

2

19

13

6

Saint Joseph’s

13

5

8

0

17

26

-9

Penn

12

2

10

0

23

30

-7

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

La Salle hammered George Washington on Friday afternoon with 11 shots on goal. 4 of those shots found the net earning the shutout for the Explorers. La Salle’s goals came from Joe Farrell, Rob Friskey, Jason Plumhoff and Jason Spieker. On Sunday the roles were reversed. No. 22 ranked Charlotte blasted La Salle’s defense with 13 shots on goal while limiting the Explorer offense to just 1 SOG. La Salle experienced their first shutout loss of the season conceding 3–0 to the Niners at Transamerica Field in Charlotte, NC. The Explorers hold the Atlantic 10’s sixth place position with a 2–1–0 conference record.

Saint Joseph’s spent the weekend on the road in New England. The Hawks visited UMass on Friday afternoon and were shutout 2–0. They headed down to Rhode Island on Sunday afternoon to face the Rams. URI took an early lead, but the Hawks responded in the 34th minute with a goal from Emmanuel Temeh and in the 59th minute with a goal from Tim Lazorko. The Rams scored an equalizer while a man down in the 75th minute. The match went into overtime and was ended by Emmanuel Temeh with the game winner in the 92nd minute. The Hawks split the weekend with the 3–2 win over the Rams and now hold the Atlantic 10’s thirteenth place position with a conference record of 1–3–0.

Top Scorers Overall

Goals

Player Team

6

Travis Cantrell Penn

6

Jared Martinelli Temple

6

Nathan Page Drexel

6

Kyle Soroka Villanova

5

Stephen Baker Penn

5

Duke Lacroix Penn

Penn’s goalkeepers have faced more action than any other Philly Soccer 6 team this season with 93 shots on goal. 7 of those shots came from Dartmouth’s offense on Saturday in front of 1,000+ spectators at Burnham Field. Quaker top scorer Travis Cantrell landed a goal at the end of the first half, but Penn eventually fell 3–1 to the Big Green in Hanover, NH. The Quakers sit in last place with an Ivy League record of 0–3–0.

Upcoming Matches

Date Home Away Conference Time
Oct. 17 Drexel Delaware CAA 7:00 PM
Oct. 17 Villanova Syracuse Big East 3:00 PM
Oct. 19 La Salle Richmond A-10 7:00 PM
Oct. 19 St. Joseph’s Saint Louis A-10 7:00 PM
Oct. 19 Temple Butler A-10 2:30 PM
Oct. 20 Georgia State Drexel CAA 1:30 PM
Oct. 20 Yale Penn Ivy League 3:00 PM
Oct. 20 Louisville Villanova Big East 7:00 PM
Oct. 21 La Salle VCU A-10 1:00 PM
Oct. 21 St. Joseph’s Butler A-10 1:00 PM
Oct. 21 Temple Saint Louis A-10 1:00 PM

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