How did it happen
- The Owls and Broncs entered the first half with aggression, sharing possession in the opening minutes.
- The Cherry and White took a break after just 16 minutes as Gabi Johnson launched a run into the attacking third. Johnson sent the ball to a streak Alexa Swetz on the outside wing who crossed the ball into the box, but the Owls fell just short of the conversion.
- Temple continued to apply offensive pressure, outscoring the Broncs 9-4 in the first half, but a four-save performance from Rider goaltender Ellie Sciancalepore was enough to keep the game even.
- As the game resumed, both teams looked to break the deadlock, with the Broncs finding an opening in the 65e minute. Goalkeeper Kyla burns wasted no time when Rider snuck across the baseline, coming out of the net to make a sliding save and stop Rider’s break.
- Temple responded just 10 minutes later as Lauren San Felice created his own opportunity by sending a flare from outside the box that sailed just over the crossbar.
- The Owls continued to pick up the pace, getting another chance in the 87e minute on a race of Soumaya Togba. Togba sent in the cross from the right wing but that wouldn’t be enough for the Owls to convert, ending the game in a 0-0 draw.
From the trainer
“We’ve seen a lot of growth and made a lot of adjustments this season, but at the end of the day it’s frustrating not getting the ball in the net,” the head coach said. Nick Bochette said. “But we know we’re not far from turning the corner. We’ve been working to have exactly what we need by the conference game. That doesn’t mean we don’t want to go home. with these quality wins, but we’ve made progress in the way we approach each game and we’re very optimistic for the future.”
The Owls return to the City of Brotherly Love to take on Crosstown rival Drexel on Thursday, September 8. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on FloSports from Vidas Field.