Following their beat-down on the University of Pennsylvania’s Men’s Soccer Team, Temple’s Men’s Soccer Team hurdles six spots in the NSCAA rankings from #23 to #17. This has been attained due in large part to the phenomenal two-way play that the Owls have been executing on both sides of the ball.
The offense has been carried in large part by the fantastic season that Jorge Gomez-Sanchez is having. This exciting junior leads the American Athletic conference in all offensive categories, besides assists and assists per game. Throughout the nation, he leads in game-winning goals, ranks second in goals per game, points per game, total goals, total points, and shots per game. His excellence has been assisted by the constant defensive effort of fellow junior Carlos Moros Gracia, and the goal stopping efforts of featured player of the month, sophomore Alex Cagle.
Both Gomez-Sanchez, and Moros Gracia were named the offensive and defensive players of the week in the American Athletic Conference, respectively. Gomez-Sanchez was also a Soccer Six Player of the Week, Philly Soccer News Player of the Week, and College Soccer News National Team of the Week after his four goal week, highlighted by a hat trick against the University of Pennsylvania.
Cagle has also received some shine this week by being named to the American Athletic Conference’s honor roll, due to his outstanding goalkeeping abilities which have led him into having the ninth best save percentage in the nation with 87.5%. This 6-0-1 start is the best start that Temple has enjoyed since 1985, and we still have a whole season left to go to only get better. Temple Owls, what a time to be alive!