Mustangs look to turn season around against Temple Wednesday

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With a 2-8-0 record, the Mustangs will try to take a step forward this Wednesday against Temple at home.

With a three game losing streak and a two game scoreless streak, SMU will attempt to add one to the win column.

In order to do this, SMU will need a good game from their top offensive weapon, Alfred Koroma.

Koroma, a transfer from Akron, leads the Mustangs in goals with three, half of the team’s total goals.

As it stands, the Mustangs currently sport an anemic shooting percentage of .057. If they stand any chance of rallying this season, that number will have to rise.

Jaime Ibarra, the team’s senior goalkeeper, continues to struggle this season. With an increase in the number of shots getting through, Ibarra’s save percentage has dropped to .694 this season. As for Temple, the owners of a 7-3-1 record, they will look to Jared Martinelli, a sophomore midfielder, to pace the offense. Martinelli is the team’s leader in goals, with five, and assists, with three.

In addition to Martinelli, the Owls will rely on their star goalkeeper, Dan Scheck. Scheck is limiting teams to .62 goals per game and has seven shutouts on the season.

The teams have no prior matches, so this will be the first of many for the new
conference opponents.

Following this match, SMU will travel up to Ohio for a quick turnaround, facing Cincinnati this Saturday.

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