Sept. 19, 2017
Thibault Candia (1’, 51’) found the back of the net early in each half to power Temple (2-4-1) to a 4-1 win over Duquesne (2-5) in Philadelphia. Zach Hall scored his team-high third goal in the 80th minute for the Dukes.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• The match was 43 seconds old when Candia scored to put the Owls up 1-0. It was Candia’s first goal of the season.
• Hall registered Duquesne’s first shot on goal in the 12th minute.
• The Owls had three shots, including one on goal, in the 42nd minute following a corner kick.
• Temple outshot Duquesne 9-2 in the first half, including a 3-1 margin in shots on goal.
• Candia doubled the lead less than six minutes into the half on a strike from above the box to the upper right corner in the 51st minute.
• Ian Larson drilled one off the base of the left post from outside of the box on a free kick in the 56th minute.
• Duquesne was forced to play 11v10 after Dorion Dixon was issued a red card in the 69th minute.
• Temple made it 3-0 in the 77th minute when Jordan Wix Rauch took a corner kick on one hop beyond the far post and sent it goalward. Zach Brown got a head on it to deflect the shot in for his first goal of the season.
• Zach Hall got the Dukes on the board in the 80th minute when he intercepted a goalkeeper clear and rocketed a shot from distance for his team-high third goal of the season.
• Temple closed out the scoring on a goal from Lukas Fernandez in the 86th minute.
STAT OF THE GAME
This was the first nonconference match between the Dukes and Owls. The previous 17 meetings (1995-2012)came when Temple was a member of the Atlantic 10.
DUQUESNE HEAD COACH Chase Brooks
"Potential can only get you so far in sports and life. At some point you have to step up and battle for what you believe in. You have to fight for it. You can’t let others push you around and take what you work so hard for. Right now we need this group to man up and fight for what they believe in, otherwise we will continue to be an inconsistent team with some struggles and some successes. Winning is not a rite, it is earned through countless hours of blood, sweat and tears. We will get back to work and continue to drive forward to better results."
The Dukes return to Pittsburgh for a game at Robert Morris on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1:00 p.m.