The Temple Men’s Soccer team had a fantastic week as they picked up two wins, both by a score of 1-0, and improved their record to 8-3-1
and 1-1-1 in the American Athletic Conference.
To acknowledge their stellar play, Goalie Alex Cagle, Captain Matt Mahoney, Midfielder Jorge Gomez Sanchez, and Midfielder Zach Brown all received weekly awards from the American Athletic Conference and the Philadelphia 6.
Redshirt-Junior Alex Cagle had 4 saves for the Owls in their 1-0 win against Villanova last Tuesday and then tallied 7 more In the 1-0 victory Saturday night against SMU to help him earn the Goalkeeper of the Week award from the American Athletic Conference and the Philadelphia 6. Cagle has posted four straight shutouts and has a tremendous goals against average at 0.58. The Brookfield, Wisconsin native has seven shutouts this season and has allowed one goal in his seven games at the Temple Sports Complex.
Senior Jorge Gomez Sanchez earned Co-Player of the Week from the American Athletic Conference and the Philadelphia 6 for his two game-winning goals that took down Philly 6 foe Villanova and SMU for their first ever victory over the Mustangs. Gomez Sanchez is leading the entire nation in goals, with 12, and only needs one more goal to tie his total from the 2015 season.
Captain Matt Mahoney and Freshman Zach Brown also earned accolades for their contributions. Mahoney, the senior from Wappingers Falls, NY, earned a spot on the American Athletic Conference’s Honor Roll. The captain has helped lead the team to a 8-3-1 start and assisted on the lone goal in the game against Villanova. Zach Brown earned himself the Rookie of the Week award from the AAC as he recorded his first start and full game against Villanova and played 38 minutes in the win out in Dallas against SMU.
These four award winners and the rest of the red-hot Temple Owls will take the field again on Tuesday as they travel to Purchase, NY to play the Ivy-League’s Columbia who sit at 6-2-1 on the season.