Written By: Miles Bailey
Photo Courtesy of: OwlSports.com
The Owls finally snapped their five-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over the Princeton Tigers.
Heading into the game against Princeton, the Owls held an overall record of 1-5-2. During their losing streak, they were heavily outscored by their opponents 3-14.
Forward Chaim Roserie and midfielder Jalen Campbell scored Temple’s only two goals of the night, and they both scored their first goals of the season.
Roserie was asked how it felt to score his first goal of the season, “It feels great. I’m just happy to contribute to the team. I’m happy to go out on the field and give it everything I got,” Roserie said. “At the end of the day, it’s a team effort, and I’m proud of the boys.”
Ever since starting goalkeeper Eoin Gawronski got hurt Temple could not find a way to win a game. Sophomore Liam Cummings has taken his place, and he had his best performance, as he smashed his career-high with eight saves, and he earned his first-ever shutout.
“Yeah, this is Liam’s best game,” Head Coach Brian Rowland said. “So like a lot of guys I think you’re seeing, he hadn’t played a college game until he was sort of thrust into the SMU game a couple of weeks ago. There is a learning curve that goes with it, and he’s gaining experience, he’s gaining confidence, the team is gaining confidence.”
This win for the Owls should be a confidence booster moving forward, knowing that they were finally able to get the monkey off their back.
Rowland was asked about finally snapping the five-game losing streak, and how it impacts the team’s confidence moving forward, “Winning helps. You know obviously losing is difficult for guys that are competitors, from the coaching staff down to the guys on the team. Losing is not an easy thing, but you learn from losing.”
The Owls look to build on this win, as they take on USF at the Temple Sports Complex on Saturday at 7:00.