Men’s soccer releases 2014 schedule

Temple men’s soccer released their schedule for the 2014 fall season on Saturday.

The Owls will begin their season August 19 against Lafayette College at Ambler Sports Complex, a team they did not face last season.

 The opener kicks off a four-game homestand for the Owls, concluding with a match versus Sacramento State on August 31.  Temple finished with a home record of 7-1-2 last season.
After their opening homestand, the Owls will hit the road for four straight matches, starting with one at Penn State on September 5.  Temple finished with an away record of 3-3-2 last year.
The Owls will also face three teams from the Philadelphia Soccer Six this season: Penn and Drexel at home, and La Salle on the road.  Temple earned the title of Philadelphia Soccer Six Team of the Year last year, due in part to a 10-4-4 record, a surprise considering they were picked to finish last in the American Athletic Conference in a preseason poll.
Temple will face seven opponents from last year’s NCAA tournament, including in-state teams Penn State, Penn, and Drexel.  Their conference schedule begins September 27 at home against Cincinnati and continues through the end of the season, excluding a road match against Yale on October 14.

-Steve Bohnel