Men's Soccer Falls in Extra Time for Second Straight Match at Temple|
Nov. 2, 2013
AMBLER, Pa. - For the second consecutive game, the University of Cincinnati men's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision in overtime, this time at Temple on Saturday, Nov. 2.
The match concludes the regular season for both squads, with UC finishing the slate at 6-11-1, 1-7-0 in the American Athletic Conference, while the Owls finish 10-3-4, 3-1-4 in league play.
The Owls controled the run of play in the first 45 minutes, outshooting UC, 9-1. Bearcats keeper Alex Gill (Beavercreek, Ohio/Beavercreek) made three saves in the half.
The second half saw things favor UC a little bit more, with the Bearcats having an 8-5 advantage on shots in the frame, while shots on target in the half were even at two apiece.
For the second match in a row, the Bearcats went to extra time. The first 10 minute period was also scoreless, with each team getting one shot on target.
The Owls earned the victory early in the second overtime when Ryan Bradbury sent a pass in to Vaughn Spurrier and Spurrier found the upper left corner for the gamewinner.
UC had four shots on goal in the match, a pair by Gabriel Robinson (Easton, Pa./La Salle). Alan Rovira (Simi Valley, Calif./Simi Valley/Tyler JC) and Peter Jannelli (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) each registered a shot on goal.
Gill made six saves to keep the Bearcats in the match, while Temple's Dan Scheck made four saves in the clean sheet victory.
The Bearcats now enter the American Athletic Conference Tournament. They will play a yet-to-be-determined opponent on Friday, Nov. 8, in Louisville, Ky., at 2:00 p.m. The winner will advance to play the host Cardinals on Saturday, Nov. 9.