– In Temple men's soccer's final of four season-opening home matches, the Owls took down Northeastern 3-0 to move to 4-0 in its 2016 campaign and log its third shutout. Three different Owls were able to find the back of the net while holding the Huskies to only four total shots.
With position moving back-and-forth through most of the first half, Jorge Gomez Sanchez
was able to break through and find the back of the net first. Following a foul called on Northeastern from the very top of the box, Gomez Sanchez booted the free kick behind the Huskies' starting goalkeeper Jonathan Thuresson. The senior has now scored a goal in every game of the 2016 season.
Before the half came to a close, Carlos Moros Gracia
served a short ball to George McGee
in the 42nd minute. McGee was able to find the top left corner to log his first career goal with the Owls and lift the team to a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.
Northeastern's Thuresson was put to the test in the first half, making three crucial saves to limit the offensive pressure from the Owls. Making strong counter attacks in the first 45, the Huskies forced Temple goalkeeper Alex Cagle
to make two strong saves, as well.
In the 56th minute, Gomez Sanchez was able to collect a loose ball to the right of the goal and serve it back to Kevin Klett
. Klett squared up at the center of the net and chipped in a right-footed shot to score his first career goal and push the Owls' lead to 3-0.
Overall, the Owls' put up 16 total shots and now lead their opponents in goals scored 10-1 through only four games.
Temple men's soccer hits the road for the first time this season in their next match. The Owls will head to Lawrenceville, N.J. on Sep. 10 to take on the Broncs at 7 p.m.