USF MSoccer takes on Temple

Posted: October 4, 2014 in Soccer

The 22nd ranked USF Bulls, 5-3 (1-0) on the year, are hoping to make it three in a row as they host Temple in an AAC show down. The Owls are 2-6-1 (1-0) on the year and are coming off of a 2 to 0 win over Cincinnati in their last outing. The Bulls are 1-0-1 against the Owls all time (game begins at 7:30 PM at Corbett Field).

Temple is led by junior midfielder Jared Martinelli who has 2 goals on the year and has taken 32 shots (most aggressive striker). Senior forward Chas Wilson has 2 goals on 27 shots and has 1 assist on the season. Freshman forward Olli Tynkkynen has 2 goals on 12 shots and has also added an assist. Freshman midfielder Miguel Polley has 1 goal on 8 shots and leads the team with 3 assists on the year. For Spasoje Stefanovic who has allowed just 7 goals all year, he will have to be wary of a balanced attack from the Owls. The back line for the Bulls had some lapses last time out that allowed some easy shots on goal. The Bulls will have to shape up on defense and communicate better.

In net for Temple is senior Dan Scheck who has allowed 11 goals on the year and has made 28 saves. The USF offense got it together in their last game, scoring 3 second half goals against Georgia Southern. The team was able to get assignments sorted out and it all came together for them. Against Temple, they will need to get out to a faster start and keep the pressure on the Owls.

USF needs to come out in this game, dictate the pace and not allow Temple to get any easy looks. Temple is third in the AAC while USF sits in 2nd place. A win over the Owls would be huge moving forward.

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