Men's Soccer Foiled in Final Minute of Overtime, 2-1

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AMBLER, Pa.--Temple scored with less than a minute remaining in the second overtime to pull out a win over the Penn men's soccer team, 2-1. The win evened the Owls' record at 3-3-1 while Penn fell to 3-2-2.

After getting down 2-0 in the first seven minutes of last year's Penn-Temple match up, the beginning of the game was all too familiar for the Quakers watchingTemple's J.T. Noone score in the seventh minute. This time however, it was only one goal, and Penn was able to even the score 10 minutes later.

Junior Jason Gorskie settled the ball in the midfield and pushed it up to sophomore Christian Barreiro who sent a through ball to left. Tobi Olopade charged on gaining a one-on-one with Temple goalkeeper Brett Mollon. His shot found space at the low far post to knot the score at 1-1.

It also marked the third consecutive game in which Olopade scored a goal and the fifth consecutive game that he has earned a point.

Though Penn outshot the Owls 17-7, and 3-1 in the second overtime, neither team could find the net until there were just 55 seconds remaining in the game. Temple's Evan Bransdorfer found himself ahead of the defense and onsides charging towards Penn keeper Ben Berg. The shot went to the near post just under Berg's diving attempt, netting the game-winner.

Berg made two saves in the outing and the Penn defense continued to lock out the opposition with its fourth consecutive game allowing less than 10 shots.

The Quakers have a week off to prepare for in-state rival Penn State. The Red and Blue will travel to Happy Valley for the 7 p.m. kick off on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

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