Lady Owls With Statement Win

Lady Owls with a statement win, 12-8. The Temple Lady Owls( 3-1) played host to the Lady Tigers of Towson (4-2). Temple employed a master game plan which kept Towson on the perimeter all afternoon.

Despite having to recover from a Kerri Thornton (2g) tally just 1:22 in. Temple took total control and reeled off a 5 goal blitz. This was supplied by, Belle Mastropietro (1g), a pair from Meghan Hoffman (5g, 3a), Hoffman with the helper on a Jen Radzewicz (1g) marker, and Bridget Whitaker (2g,1a). This set up the slow it down and play defense operative from the Owls.

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Nikki Sliwak (2g) closed it to 5-3 before Hoffman and Kara Nakrasius (1g) ended the very defensive first half with Temple calling the shots, 7-3. Blaire Pearre (2g) ended the Temple insurgence but that’s would be short-lived with Hoffman setting up Abaigale Ryan (1g), Whitaker. Hoffman followed by Gabrielle Kirsch (1g), and another from Hoffman that pushed it to 12-4.

Towson upped the ante with goals from, Pearre, Kerry Thorn (1g), Madison Hobbs (1g), and Nicole Liucci (1g,1a) to close the 12-8 score. Shots on Goal went the Temple way, 26-24 with Temple edging Towson with Shots on Goal, 23-18.

Temple held a slight edge in Ground Balls, 22-21. Shana Hecht had 10 saves in the Temple cage while Towson employed two netminders with Carly Merlo allowing 11 goals and making 11 stops. Lindsay Posner faces one shot which she couldn’t stop. Lady Owls with a statement win, 12-8.

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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