The Temple Men’s Soccer team found themselves in a scoreless first half when they traveled to the University of Cincinnati on Saturday night.
For the 5th time in the last 6 games, the Boys of Broad Street were deadlocked in a 0-0 tie as the clubs headed to the locker room for the intermission. In this match though, the floodgates opened for the Bearcats of Cincinnati as they scored four goals in the second half to beat the Owls and drop their record to 8-5-1 and 1-2-1 in AAC play.
The loss on Saturday night was very uncharacteristic for this year’s team. This was just the second time all season that the Owls dropped a contest by more than one goal, and oddly enough the Owls out-shot the Bearcats 16-10 and tallied one more shot on goal than the victors.
Jorge Gomez Sanchez and Matt Mahoney had the best chances to put the Owls on the scoreboard, but the 3 shots on goal by Sanchez and the 2 by Mahoney were all denied by Bearcats’ goalkeeper Pedro Diaz.
Owls’ goalkeeper Alex Cagle was taken out with a little more than 5 minutes left to play in the game after his fourth goal allowed in the second half. The reigning American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week was replaced by sophomore Robin Goetz, who saw the field in AAC play for the first time this season.
The Owls will look to end their two game skid on Tuesday when the Delaware Blue Hens come to the Temple Sports Complex in a non-conference match.