Owls suffer 2-1 defeat in final home game of the season

Temple Women’s Soccer were just edged out by East Carolina University in their final home game of the season.

With a close game ECU Pirates take the win against Temple Owls 2-1. | ROBERT JOSEPH CRUZ / THE TEMPLE NEWS

Temple Women’s Soccer (1-10-4, 0-7 The American Athletic Conference) lost to Eastern Carolina University (8-7-2, 3-3-1 The American) 2-1 in their final home game of the season. The Owls were handed their seventh loss in conference play after losing on a late penalty kick.


  • After a failed clearance from the Owls, ECU graduate forward Carsen Parker delivered a deep shot to the bottom right corner putting the Pirates up 1-0 in the 26th minute.
  • In the 48th minute, sophomore defender Jillian Allgood deflected a pass to senior forward Emily Kavanaugh, Kavanaugh chipped the goalkeeper to tie the game.
  • In the 74th minute, Temple sophomore goalkeeper Kyla Burns collided with an opposing player in the box, and ECU was awarded a penalty kick which Parker converted for her second goal.


  • The Pirates led with 10 shots on goal, while the Owls had six shots on goal.
  • Burns finished with eight saves on the day while ECU junior goalkeeper Maeve English had five saves.
  • Kavanaugh has two goals on the season, which ties her for first with sophomore midfielder Carly Steinberg and graduate defender Katie Coritz.
  • Seven of Temple’s players finished with a full 90 minutes of play.


The Owls look to finish the season off strong with their final game of the season against the University of Houston (5-7-3, 1-4-2) on Oct. 27th at 8 p.m. in Houston, Texas.

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