LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Freshman Makenzie Rodrigues (Seattle, WA/Forest Ridge) scored the equalizer in the 71st minute as the Rider University women’s soccer team tied with Temple, 1-1, Sunday afternoon on Ben Cohen Field. With the draw, Rider ends the non-conference slate at 3-2-2, while the Owls are now 1-3-3.
Following a scoreless first half, Temple broke the deadlock in the 50th minute, with Hailey Gutowski finishing from 10 yards out off a cross from the right corner from Emma Wilkins. Just under 21 minutes later, the Broncs found the equalizer. Madeleine Tarin (Eastvale, CA/Chino Hills) played Hailey Russell (Riverside, NJ/Riverside) down the right sideline, before one freshman crossed to another, with Rodrigues finishing past Temple goalkeeper Margan Basileo to tie the game with less than 20 minutes remaining in regulation.
Rider dictated the pace in the overtime periods and enjoyed a 4-0 advantage in shots in the two extra periods. However, neither team could find the back of the net, resulting in the tie.
Quotes & Notes
“This is a team that we haven’t played for a couple of years, but when we have played them, we’ve always been on the wrong end of the result. I can’t remember the last time we’ve had a positive result. It’s been a while. So, when you think of it like that, it’s kind of happy. It’s a strong team from a solid conference. We’ve gone out there and we’ve gotten a positive result from it. Then there could also be a bit of disappointment, because obviously the way we’ve played, we’re probably a little bit disappointed we haven’t come away with the win. I thought we created enough good chances.” – Rider Head Coach Drayson Hounsome
- After winning the first three games in the all-time series with Temple, the Broncs had dropped the last four to the Owls (2014-17). Temple now holds a 4-3-1 edge in the all-time series.
- Goalkeeper Carmen Carbonell (Valencia, Spain/Guadalaviar School), along with Cameron Santers (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Hills), Teresa Richardson (Las Vegas, NV/Bishop Gorman), Niamh Cashin (Nottingham, England/All Saints Academy) and Emily Curteis (Llanfyllin, Wales/Liverpool John Moores) each played all 110 minutes.
- The Broncs return to action Saturday, when they open MAAC play at home against Siena at 1 p.m.
Broncs By The Numbers
- The goal was Rodrigues’ third in the last two games. Her three goals and seven points are both tied with Sofia Soares (Sao Paolo, Brazil/St. Nicholas) for the team lead.
- Russell and Tarin each collected their second assists of the year, good for second on the team.
- Goalkeeper Carmen Carbonell (Valencia, Spain/Guadalaviar School) made nine saves to earn the draw. – Rider took a 16-15 edge in shots, while the Owls put 10 of their shots on goal to the Broncs’ eight.