Temple, Butler and St. Francis stay unbeaten; Gordon Wild scores another hat trick
Jorge Gomez Sanchez scored an 88th minute winner to top Villanova and keep 23rd-ranked Temple unbeaten on Wednesday.
The Owls – which finished 2-14-2 last year – improved to 5-0-1 with the victory. Carlos Moros Gracia opened the scoring in the 70th minute and fellow Spaniard Sanchez made the lead 2-0 with his 88th minute goal. John Jlopleh pulled a goal back with 37 seconds left for Villanova but the Owls held on the rest of the way for the road win. Owls goalkeeper Alex Cagle made seven saves on the day against an aggressive Wildcats attack.
Butler stayed unbeaten with two second half goals after falling behind to No. 22 Indiana 2-0 in the first half. Vincent Mitchell scored both goals for the Bulldogs in the 60th and 76th minutes and Eric Dick made seven saves to preserve the draw in front of a crowd of 4,411 at Butler Bowl.
Femi Hollinger-Janzen opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a penalty kick after Andrew Gutman was taken down in the box and Rece Buckmaster added a second three minutes later for the Hoosiers. The Bulldogs had a similar comeback against the Hoosiers two seasons ago, overcoming a two goal deficit, but won that game in overtime.
St. Francis Brooklyn got goals in the 5th minute from Harry Odell and the 64th minute from Leo Folla to beat St. Joseph’s 2-0 and improve to 4-0-2.
Gordon Wild nets another hat trick; Ohio State holds No. 11 Akron
USC Upstate forward Gordon Wild continued his assault on the nation’s scoring charts with a hat trick in the Spartans 5-4 win over Winthrop on Wednesday.
Wild’s three goals put him into the nation’s lead with 10 on the season in just five games. The freshman from Germany scored four goals on September 5 against Presbyterian and had a brace in a 3-0 win over VMI on September 8. Bowling Green forward Pat Flynn is second on the scoring charts with 8 and Sanchez’s goal for Temple on Wednesday moved him up to third with 7.
Ohio State held streaking Akron to a 3-3 draw in a rematch of an 2014 NCAA tournament game Ohio State won on penalties. The Buckeyes took the lead in the 70th minute on a goal from Abdi Mohamed, but Zips captain Adam Najem found an equalizer in the 77th minute. Sean Sepe and Tyler Sanda also scored for the Zips and Sam Gainsford chipped in assists on all three goals. Danny Jensen and Kyle Culbertson added goals for the Buckeyes.