Checking in with the Division I men's and women's soccer programs in the Eastern Pennsylvania area.
Bucknell men's soccer (4-8-2) dropped a Patriot League contest on the road to Holy Cross on Oct. 16 by the score of 4-1. Jameson Railey had Bucknell’s lone goal. The Bison face Boston University (2-8-2) on Oct. 23 at 12 p.m.
The Bucknell women's soccer team (7-6-3) is coming off a double overtime draw against Boston University on Oct. 16. Abby Gearhart tallied a score in each half, but the effort was not enough to claim a victory. Bucknell returns to action on Oct. 22 when they take on Army (5-7-3) in West Point, New York at 6 p.m.
Drexel men's soccer (6-6-1) got back in the win column after defeating New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2-1. Chris Donovan tallied his 10th goal of the season to give the Dragons the lead. After NJIT leveled the score, Patrick Murphy assisted Joey Martini who found the back of the net to give Drexel a lead they would not give up. Drexel faces Northeastern (9-4-2) on Oct. 23 at 1 p.m.
The women's side (5-5-3) hosted Colonial Athletic Conference foe Delaware on Oct. 17, playing two overtimes en route to a 1-1 draw. Delaware scored first, but thanks to an Annalena O’Reilly goal in the 88th minute, Drexel forced extra time. The Dragons continue with CAA play, hosting Hofstra (12-2-1) on Oct. 21 at 5 p.m.
La Salle University
La Salle's men's team (4-8) snapped a three-game losing skid and earned their first Atlantic 10 of the season by topping St. Bonaventure, 1-0. Omari Cotterell netted the game-winning score. La Salle will host Saint Joseph’s (6-8-1) for an A-10 match on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
The La Salle women's soccer team (5-8-2) saw their two-game win streak snapped at the hands of Virginia Commonwealth on Oct. 17, 1-0. The loss moves La Salle to 3-4-1 in Atlantic 10 play. They will travel to Saint Joseph’s (3-11-2) on Oct. 21 for a 7 p.m. contest.
Lafayette men's soccer (7-6-2) dropped its nonconference match against No. 19 Hofstra, 4-0. The Leopards host Patriot League for American (5-4-4) on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
The women's soccer team (4-9) has won two straight matches, with a 1-0 result over Army and a 2-0 win against Holy Cross. Katie Butler scored against Army, while Riley Dowd and Michaela Salvati scored against the Crusaders. Lafayette hosts Patriot League foe Colgate on Oct. 23.
University of Pennsylvania
Penn's men's team (7-3-2) picked up its third consecutive result on Oct. 19 by defeating Temple, 2-1. Joey Bhangdia and Matt Leigh found the back of the net for the Quakers, bringing both of their season totals to five goals. Penn takes on Yale (5-4-3) in Ivy League action on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
Penn's women's team (8-3-2) notched a nonconference win against Delaware State on Oct. 18. Miranda Farman and Paige Kenton each had one goal while Isobel Glass scored twice to lead the Quakers to a 4-0 victory. They get back into Ivy League play when they host Yale for a 4 p.m. contest on Oct. 23.
Saint Joseph’s University
St. Joe’s men's team (6-8-1) put together a 3-1 victory over Duquesne on Oct. 16, bringing its A-10 record to 4-2. The Hawks went down 1-0 before getting goals from Blake Driehuis, Garrett Lyons and Omry Perel. They make the short trip to La Salle for an A-10 match on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
St. Joe’s women's team (3-11-2) fell to George Washington, 2-0, on Oct. 17. They currently hold a 3-5 record in the Atlantic 10. The Hawks host La Salle at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21.
The men's team (2-8-2) dropped their third straight contest on Oct. 19, falling to Penn by the score of 2-1. Amir Cohen tallied his first goal of the season while Goodwill Agbaadem recorded two saves. Temple hosts Central Florida (7-4) on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.
Temple women's soccer (5-5-3) topped Houston on Oct. 17 by the score of 2-1, moving its American Conference record to 2-3. Hailey Gutowski powered the Owls with two goals. Temple will next head south to Dallas for an 8p.m. conference clash against No. 21 SMU (8-2-2) on Oct. 20.
Villanova men's soccer (8-5) is on a three-game losing skid after dropping its Oct. 16 Big East contest to Georgetown, 3-1. Lyam MacKinnon scored the lone goal for the Wildcats. They look to right the ship on Oct. 20 when the host Big East foe DePaul at 1 p.m.
The Wildcats' women's team (7-9) fell to UConn in double overtime on Oct. 17, 1-0. Villanova’s Ela Kopec tallied 13 saves in the contest. They host Butler (12-2-1) in a Big East contest on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m.