Temple Women's Soccer Wraps Up Road Swing With 5-0 Defeat At Rider

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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – The Temple women's soccer team rounded out a five-match road swing with a 5-0 defeat to the Rider Broncs Friday evening at the newly dedicated Ben Cohen Field.

The Owls pressured the Broncs in the early moments of the contest, but Rider's Bridgett Bartkowski's goal in the sixth minute set the Broncs off to the races en route to their fifth victory of the season.

Rider went on to score two more goals in the half, two being scored 28 secons apart between the 24th and 25th minute, courtesy of  Abi Cottam and Jody Sokol, respectively.

Sophomore Amanda Ward and junior Kate Yurkovic looked to generate offense and get the Owls back in the contest when the two teams returned for the second half, but could not land their shots on net.

The Broncs regained control and were able to go on a two-goal scoring spree  within the final five minutes of the game, as Cottam added another tally to her night before Sarah Wulk capped the coring.

Senior Gillian Kacsuta made her second straight start in net for the Owls Friday night. Kacsuat had two saves before being relieved by redshirt junior Tara Murphy at the midway point. Murphy allowed Rider's final two goals and made four saves in the final 45 minutes,

Now that the Owls' (2-5-0) longest road swing of the season has concluded, they'll have a week off before returning to action. Temple returns to the Ambler Sports Complex next Friday, Sept. 23 for a 4:00 p.m. tilt with Francis Marion. The Owls won their first and only home game this season, back on Aug. 26 when they defeated UMBC, 2-1, in double-overtime.

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