Men's Soccer Ties Temple, 2-2

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA--The Penn men's soccer team scored a goal in each half to draw with Temple, 2-2, Sunday at Rhodes Field. The Quakers remain unbeaten with a 5-0-3 record while the Owls registered their first tie and set their record at 4-3-1.

The Owls scored two quick goals to put the Quakers on their heels in the first 10 minutes of the game. Temple's James Suevoheaded in a corner kick just 3:25 in the game. Just three minutes later, freshman Tyler Witmer nailed a shot through traffic to score.

The Red and Blue battled back attempting to even up. Senior Mike Klein finally broke through with a goal at 41:38 to give Penn some momentum going into the break. The play began with sophomore Zach Barnett sending the ball up the right side to Aaron Ross who crossed the ball into Klein to finish.

In the second, Penn found better footing and notched the game-tying goal. In the 67th minute, Barnett threw in a long ball and senior Ryan Porch scored the equalizer.

The remaining minutes of the second half saw both teams trying to avoid overtime,but the clock expired on regulation and the Quakers were headed to their third overtime game of the season.

In the bonus periods, Penn out-shotthe Owls 5-0 and put all of those shots on goal. Seniors Andrew Ferry, Omid Shokoufandeh and Klein all had excellent chances saved by Temple goalkeeper Brett Mollon. He had eight saves on the day.

Penn goalkeeper Drew Healy made two saves in the game.

The Quakers will be back in action at Rhodes Field Wednesday to take on another Philadelphia Soccer Seven rival, Villanova. The game is set for 5 p.m.