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Philly soccer 6 roundup: St. Joe’s end’s Temple win streak at 4

Photo: Courtesy of Joseph V. Labolito/Temple Athletics

Before we get to the games, the Philly Soccer 6 weekly awards are

Player of the Week: Jimmy Reilly, Saint Joseph’s (Game winning goal in Philly Soccer 6 win over Temple)

Defender of the Week: John McCarthy, La Salle (7 saves in shutout at LIU Brooklyn, .900 save percentage altogether on the week)

Rookie of the Week: Tyler Afflerbach, Drexel (5 saves in 2-1 win at Lehigh, including save in the 87th minute)

Well done, lads! Now on to the games.

Temple University (4-1-0)

Junior goalkeeper Dan Scheck is successfully leading Temple’s defense with only 1 goal allowed in the first five matches of the 2013 season. The Owls shutout Wofford on Sept. 6 with 3 goals from sophomore striker Jared Martinelli. They went on to blank Hofstra on Sept. 8 with goals from senior midfielder Vaughn Spurrier and freshman defender Robert Sagel. The shutouts continued on Sept. 11 against Rider with a single goal from Martinelli. Temple encountered their first loss of the season against Philly Soccer 6 rival Saint Joseph’s on Friday night. The Owl’s fell to the Hawks 1-0 under the lights at Sweeney Field. Temple will travel to Delaware on Sept. 17 and return home to face Villanova on Sept. 21.

Drexel University (2-2-1)

Drexel fell 2-1 to Sacred Heart on Sept. 6 in their third match of the season. Senior defender Skylar Olson scored the team’s single goal. The Dragons found their first 2013 win with a shutout against Stony Brook on Sept. 8. Goals were scored by junior defender Maty Brennan and senior midfielder Nathan Page. Drexel added a second win at Lehigh on Sept. 12. Senior midfielder Mark Donohue and Nathan Page provided the scoring power while freshman goalkeeper Tyler Afflerbach led the defense to a 2-1 victory. Drexel will return home to face Philly Soccer 6 rival La Salle on Sept. 17 at Vidas field.

Villanova University (2-2-1)

The Wildcats hosted Hartford in their home opener on Sept. 3. The match ended in a 1-1 draw with a goal from freshman defender Willis Griffith and solid defending from Andrew Weakly who made 6 saves. Nova earned their first win on Sept. 7 with a shutout against Marist. Junior defender Colton Bryant, senior defender Adetomiwa Adewole and junior midfielder Hayden Harr each secured their first goals of the season. The Wildcats lost 2-1 at Monmouth in overtime on Sept. 11. Junior Midfielder Oscar Umar scored the team’s sole goal. Villanova closed the weekend with a Sunday afternoon shutout at Stony Brook. Junior midfielder Hayden Harr scored the only goal of the 1-0 match. The Wildcats will see Philly Soccer 6 action on Sept. 21 at Temple.

University of Pennsylvania (2-2-0)

Penn opened the 2013 season at home with a pair of shutouts. The Quakers defeated Stony Brook on Sept. 6 with goals from junior midfielder Louis Schott and junior defender Jason de Faria. The Ivy leaguers went on a 5-0 scoring rampage against Sacred Heart on Sept. 8 with contributions from Louis Schott, senior forward Stephen Baker, junior midfielder-forward Duke Lacroix and a pair of goals from freshman forward Alec Neumann. Penn headed to the west coast this past weekend for their first road trip of the season where they fell 3-2 to Cal Poly and 2-1 to UC Santa Barbara. Freshman forward Sam Hayward and Stephen Baker scored a goal a piece on the west coast trip. The Quakers will return home to face Georgetown at Rhodes Field on Sept. 19.

Saint Joseph’s University (1-1-3)

The Hawks were defeated 3-1 on Sept. 3rd in their first road game of the season at Rider. Sophomore midfielder Tim Lazorko scored the team’s only goal. SJU returned home to fight through two double overtime matches. The first against Hofstra on Sept. 9 ended in a 3-3 draw with a pair of goals from junior midfielder Jake Nelson and another in the 89th minute from Tim Lazorko. The second match was on Sept. 8 against Wofford which ended in a scoreless draw. The Hawks found their first win at home against Temple in front of almost 1,000 fans at the newly renamed and expanded Sweeney field. Senior midfielder Jimmy Reilly secured the 1-0 shutout with a goal in the 61st minute. Saint Joseph’s will travel to New York to face Siena on Sept. 18 and return home for a match against Cornell on Sept. 21.

La Salle University (1-2-2)

The Explorers faced Loyola on Sept. 4 in their home opener at McCarthy Stadium. Glenroy Chapman contributed a goal in addition to a pair from fellow midfielder Jason Plumhoff. In the end their efforts were outmatched by Loyola’s offense who secured the road win with a 5-3 result. La Salle traveled to Bucknell on Sept. 8 and went home with another loss despite a goal from junior forward Rob Friskey and 7 saves from senior goalkeeper John McCarthy. The Explorers earned a tie at LIU Brooklyn on Sept. 11 and their first win at home against Saint Peter’s on Sept. 14. Senior defender Andrew Lill and Jason Plumhoff scored 1 goal apiece. La Salle will face local rival Drexel on Sept. 17 at Vidas field and Lehigh at home on Sept. 21.

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