PHILADELPHIA – In its latest weekly release, the Philadelphia Soccer Six has tabbed Temple sophomore midfielder Vaughn Spurrier as its Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 16.
On Saturday evening against Saint Joseph's at Finnesy Field, Spurrier claimed a three-point game, having the game-winning goal and an assist on senior Tyler Witmer's late insurance goal. Spurrier and Witmer each finished the game with a goal and an assist, which propelled the Owls to their third victory in their last four games, causing them to improve to 2-1 in Atlantic 10 Conference play
Spurrier, a 2010 A-10 All-Rookie team selectee, took care of business for the Owls just seven minutes into the contest when he netted a kick that was set up by Witmer and junior Cody Calafiore. The early goal stood for eighty minutes before Spurrier connected with Witmer, who extended the lead to a two-goal cushion with less than three minutes remaining in the match.
Spurrier currently ranks third on the team with six points, having two goals and two assists on the year. He is Temple's first player to earn Soccer Six Player of the Week this season. Witmer nabbed the award last season, back on Nov. 1, 2010.