Men's Soccer Hosts Penn for a Philadelphia Soccer Six Match
Stefan Mueller

Men's Soccer Hosts Penn for a Philadelphia Soccer Six Match

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PHILADELPHIA – Temple men's soccer hosts Penn in a Philadelphia Soccer Six match on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  The Owls will look to clinch a share of the 2014 Philadelphia Soccer Six Championship with a victory over the Quakers.
 
HEADLINES
  • Temple is 1-4-1 to open the 2014 season.  The Owls return home after playing four straight games on the road.
  • The Owls can clinch a share of the 2014 Philadelphia Soccer Six Championship with a win.  Temple won the championship last year.
  • Midfielder Miguel Polley was named Philadelphia Soccer Six Rookie of the Week on Monday.  With the Owls trailing La Salle 2-0 at halftime, Polley started the comeback with his first collegiate goal in the 48th minute.
  • Junior midfielder/forward Jared Martinelli was selected to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll.  Martinelli finished the comeback when he scored his first goal of the season with six minutes left in regulation to tie the game.
  • Sophomore defender Robert Sagel, senior goalkeeper Dan Scheck and Martinelli were selected to the Preseason All-American Athletic Conference Team.  Scheck was voted by the coaches as the Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year.
  • Freshmen midfielder Felipe Liborio has started all six games for Temple.  Three other freshmen have started at least four games for the Owls:  forward Olli Tynkkynen, midfielder Miguel Polley and midfielder Brendon Creed.
  • Temple was predicted to finish fifth in the conference by the preseason coaches' poll.
  • Scheck is currently the career leader in goals allowed average (0.73) and ranks tied for fourth in career wins (15).
  • Penn comes into the game with a 2-2-0 record (as of 9/17).  The Quakers opened their season with two wins at home versus Drexel (2-0) and Central Connecticut (4-3).  They dropped two games last weekend at the University of Washington Tournament to Seattle (2-0) and No. 10 Washington (3-1).
  • Penn is the returning champion of the Ivy League and qualified for the NCAA Tournament last year.  The Quakers return six starters and four other letterwinners from last season's squad that went 8-8-2, 5-1-1.
  • Duke Lacroix is the reigninig Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year after leading the team in goals (eight) and points (19).  Alec Nuemann ranked second on the team in points (12) and goals (four) to earn selection to the second-team All-Ivy.  Louis Schott also was an All-Ivy selection after scoring two goals and three assists.
  • Penn leads the all-time series 6-22-6.  The Owls won the last game of the series 2-1 on September 23, 2009.
  • Temple is coming off 10-4-4, 3-1-4 season where they finished fourth in the conference.
  • Sagel and Martinelli were selected to the 2013 all-conference second teams.  Sagel was put on the all-freshmen team.
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