PHILADELPHIA, PA – A tied game leaves mixed feelings among the Owls.
The Temple Men’s Soccer team took on the Memphis Tigers for their first American Athletic Conference home game that became a double overtime, 110 minute scoreless affair. This was the defense proved to be resilient recording it’s 6th shutout of the season. The Owls were aggressive the whole game out-shooting the Tigers 25-12, but just couldn’t find the back of the net. The Owls now stand at (6-3-1) for the season.
Owls Goalkeeper Alex Cagle was on his A-Game, making four saves including two huge stops in the double overtime periods. Memphis Goalkeeper Jake Leeker kept NCAA 3rd leading scorer Jorge Gomez Sanchez off the scoreboard who took a team high seven shots. Without Gomez Sanchez scoring, the Owls’ offense was not clicking.
Defensively the Owls have to be happy with their effort but now standing 0-1-1 in conference play the general feeling among the team wasn’t exactly joyous. Alex Moreno lost his composure and received a Red Card at the 99:55 mark, resulting with the Owls to play with 10 players the rest of the way and his suspension for the following game.
Sitting at 0-1-1 in conference play, Coach MacWilliams said, “There is definitely concern when you haven’t got the result you wanted out of both games, but we just have to keep working.”
“We had what, 26 shots tonight and only like two or three on goal? We need to improve on those numbers” said Trevor Babin.
The Men’s Soccer prepares for a bounce back game against city rival Villanova (6-3-1) as they host them October 4th at 3:00 pm. The Game will be White-Out and shirts will be given out at the game while supplies last.