Temple draws 1-1 with winless Saint Joseph’s

Despite early goals from both teams, Temple and St. Joseph’s finished knotted at one.

The Owls tie St. Joseph, bringing their record to 1-4-2. | CHARLOTTE SAUNDERS / THE TEMPLE NEWS

Temple Women’s Soccer (1-4-2, 0-0 American Athletic Conference) tied Saint Joseph’s (0-4-3, 0-0 Atlantic 10 Conference) 1-1 Thursday at Sweeney Field. After both teams scored goals early in the first half, the game was scoreless until the final buzzer sounded.


  • In the 4th minute, St. Joe’s defender Chloe Khehlil headed a pass from midfielder Natalie Nevins into the goal to give the Hawks an early 1-0 lead.
  • The Owls answered back in the 22nd minute when midfielder/defender Beky Myers fired a shot into the back of the net to tie the game at one.
  • In the 80th minute, St. Joe’s midfielder Nicole Everard tackled Temple midfielder/defender Gabby Oudin and received Saint Joe’s second yellow card of the match.
  • With the chance to score before the end of the game, Temple forward Nicole Sweeney, who scored Temple’s first goal of the season against Lehigh, attempted a shot, but it was saved by Hawks goalkeeper Katie Cappelletti.


  • Both teams attempted nearly the same number of shots. Saint Joe’s had 13 and Temple had 12.
  • The two keepers protected their nets well. Temple goalie Taylor Vecchione had five saves, and Cappelletti finished with six.
  • Nevins and Temple forward Shari Atkins both led their respective teams in shots on goal with two each.


The Owls will return home and face another City 6 rival in La Salle (2-4-1, 0-0 Atlantic 10 Conference) on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Temple Sports Complex.

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