The Collegian
Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Men's soccer team plays to scoreless draw against Temple

Collegian Staff

The University of Richmond's men's soccer team posted its second consecutive shut-out, tying the Temple University Owls 0-0.

On Friday night, the Spiders held Saint Joseph's University scoreless in a 3-0 victory.

"I'm really pleased," Richmond coach Jeff Gettler said. "We have thrown two shutouts in a row at home. Temple is a good team."

Redshirt freshman Brock Tomlinson played the entire game in goal for the Spiders after he left the game Friday with an injury.

The Spiders played short-handed with freshman Ben Brewster and sophomore Justin Grove sitting out the game with injuries. Brewster, who has started nine games this year, was ill, and Grove missed the game with a hamstring injury. Both are expected to be back in time for next weekend.

"We need Brewster and Grove for next weekend," Gettler said. "It hurts us missing Brewster and Grove."

Five yellow cards were given out during the game. Three were issued in the first half, two of which went to Temple. Richmond senior Delano Pierre was issued a card for a slide-tackle from behind. While the referee was issuing the card, Temple senior James Suevo was carded for inappropriate conduct toward a Richmond player. About three minutes later, Temple junior Mike Puppolo was given a yellow card for running into Richmond senior Scott Loesser.

Late in the second half, Temple sophomore Max Kinderwater was carded for knocking a Richmond player over during a Richmond throw-in. The last card was issued to Richmond sophomore Cass Meadows for a slide-tackle.

The Spiders are now 2-9-2 this season with a 1-1-2 record in Atlantic 10 conference play. The Owls are now 2-1-1 in A-10 play and 6-4-3 overall.

"Considering how the season started, we've played a lot better," " Richmond junior Malcolm Joseph said. "Things right now are going uphill."

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The Spiders went into their conference games with a 1-8-0 record and had lost four in a row.

The Spiders continue to play A-10 opponents next weekend with trips to both the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on Oct. 24 and a game at the University of Rhode Island on Oct. 26.

Contact staff writer Andrew Prezioso at andrew.prezioso@richmond.edu

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