Temple men’s soccer traveled Wednesday to Lawrenceville New Jersey where they faced Rider University in their 4th game on the season. The Owls came into the contest with a 1-2 record, winning their last game against nationally ranked Old Dominion in the first win with a new coach at the helm.
The Broncs offense started off strong against Temple getting four shots and two corner kicks before the Owls had a chance to attack.
The Temple defense played strong stopping two consecutive corner kicks by Rider.
The score stayed notched at zero each after a close attempt off the foot of freshman, Jalen Campbell, at the 13:10 mark.
By halftime the score was still tied up at 0 for both squads. Rider put the pressure on Temple’s defense throughout the first half, beating them in shot attempts 8-2.
Into the second half, although both teams struggled to find the net, the defense from both teams stood out with only one shot coming in the second half from the Temple side.
After a full 90 minutes of gametime, The Owls and Rider were sent to overtime .
Quickly into the extra time, during the 93rd minute, freshman midfielder, Jalen Campbell,took things into his hands netting a strike to send Temple off with the 1-0 win.
The Owls, now 2-2 on the season, will look to continue their winning ways as they host St John University in their first home game Saturday at 7pm.