After their historically excellent start to the season, the Temple Owls’ Men’s Soccer team loses their first game to Cincinnati in a 3-2 defeat.
Leading 2-1 for a majority of the game, it looked as though Temple was going to keep their undefeated streak alive until about 15 minutes left into the game. Within the last 15 minutes, Cincinnati scored two goals which erased the lead that Temple was enjoying for the most part of the game.
That led to a comeback win against one of the top soccer teams in the country this year. For Temple’s scorers, usual suspect Jorge Gomez-Sanchez scored once, and Matt Mahoney added the other goal to the pair that Temple scored.
It was a hard fought game, but Cincinnati got the best of Temple at the end. Even with the athletic loss, the Temple Men’s Soccer team still gained an academic victory by being earning the NSCAA College Team Academic Award for the third year in a row!
For those who don’t know what this award symbolizes, it’s for athletes who manage a team average of a 3.0 GPA, showcasing that the students focus just as much on their schoolwork as their training. And no matter the outcome of any sporting event, that’s always a very positive thing to see.