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Wednesday, Oct 11, 2023 at 1:42 pm

Syracuse Men’s Soccer Upset by Temple 2-1

In the sport of soccer. It’s not about how many opportunities you get, but what you do with those chances. Tonight, Syracuse had 15 shots and 14 corner kicks. Temple had no corner kicks and just five shots. Yet the Owls prevailed 2-1 victory over the Orange. It was as simple as this. The quality wasn’t there in the final third.

“I don’t know the stats, but I think in the end they had three shots on target and scored two.” Team captain Noah Singlemann said, “I mean, that’s efficiency. That’s what we need in those games and we know that we’re going to work on that.”

“And I think the first half there was only one shot at Target. It was their goal. So we gave up a couple of soft goals tonight and kept pushing, got, you know, got that late goal and then yeah.” Head coach Ian McIntyre said, “Very disappointed not to take something and this is a poor loss for us at home and it’s been a while since we’ve had one. So congratulations to Temple, as I said, that they found a way and they bounced back. They could have folded at the end when we tied it up and it didn’t. It went down the other end and scored.”

Tonight will go down as one of the biggest upsets all season long in Division One men’s college soccer. But luckily for the Orange, they’ve got a chance to bounce back right away. On Sunday, Syracuse host Clemson.