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COLLEGE WSOC: Owls Offense Goes Off, Gets Team Off the Schneid

By Morgan Killian-Moseley Photo: Zamani Feelings, 10/13/22, 6:00PM EDT


By: Morgan Killian-Moseley

PHILADELPHIA – Temple’s women’s soccer team finally secured their first win of the season on Oct. 1, as the Owls scored more goals than they had in their previous nine matches combined in a 5-0 thrashing of the Long Island University Sharks.

LIU had a chance to strike first in the seventh minute, but Jaylin Cousins was denied by Temple keeper Kyla Burns.  Then in the 24th minute, LIU forward Kendra Oldroyd had a chance in front. But Burns was able to make the initial stop and pull in a dangerous rebound as well.

In minute 27, the Owls broke through as Moa Andersson set up Carly Steinberg for her first goal of the year. 83 seconds later, Temple defender Katie Coritz was able to put Roisin McGovern’s rebound past Sharks keeper Kayla DeTreux for her first collegiate goal to give the Owls a 2-0 lead.

Temple had scored as many goals in that 83-second span as they had over the entire season to that point, and they weren’t done there. Late in minute 38, Phoebe Hollin found Jillian Allgood, who drove home a header for the first goal of her collegiate career to make it 3-0. In the 42nd minute, Coritz got helpers from Hollin and Alexa Swetz to make it a brace and give the Cherry and White a 4-0 lead which they took into the locker room at half time.

LIU came close to getting on the board in the 54th minute, but Burns was just able to get her fingertips on Sarah Borer’s attempt.

Sumaya Togba added the icing on the cake for the Owls with her first goal of the season in minute 72 to get the game to its eventual final 5-0 score. Emily Kavanaugh picked up the assist on that goal.

The Sharks outshot the Owls 13-9, but Temple had seven shots on target compared to LIU’s six.  Temple also drew more corner kicks, winning six to LIU’s three. DeTreux made two saves in the losing effort for the Sharks, while Burns stopped all six shots that came her way for her fourth clean sheet of the campaign.

Unfortunately, the UCF Knights came to the Temple Sports Complex three nights later and silenced the Owls party, leaving Philadelphia with a 2-0 victory. The Owls then hit the road to play Cincinnati and lost 3-1. Scoring the Owls sole goal was Steinberg, which was her second goal of the season. The Owls continue AAC play on Sunday at home against Memphis.