Lost Weekend for the Lady Owls

A lost weekend for the Lady Owls as they drop a 14-7 contest. Playing the second game of the two-game series, The (4-3, 0-2 AAC) Temple Lady Owls were bested by the Florida Lady Gators (5-2, 2-0 AAC) by a 14-7 score.

In this one, Temple struck first with leading scorer, Belle Mastropietro (1g,1a) hitting rope. Florida stormed back with a seven-goal run fueled by, a pair from Shannon Kavanagh (4g,3a), Grace Haus (3g,2a), a pair from Paisly Eagen (2g), Haus setting up Ashley Gonzalez (2g,1a), and Maggi Hall (1g) and Florida were chomping, 7-1.

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Jen Rodzewich (2g) and Bridget Whitaker (1g) brought the curtain down on the half with Florida in front, 7-3. Haus pushed it 8-3 before Meghan Hoffman (1g) accompanied by a Jackie Cerchio (2g) tally made it a three-goal affair at 8-5.

To show the seven-goal run was no fluke, the Gators snarled and unfurled another rally with Kavanagh getting her 8th, Gonzalez with the assist on a Haus marker, Kavanagh helping out Gonzalez, Kavanagh hitting again and the flurry ended with Brianna Harris (1g,1a) and when the dust settled, Temple trailed, 13-7. Rodzewich added her 7th but was matched by Kassidy Bresnahan (1g) before Cerchio ended the festivities at 14-7.

“I’m really very proud of how our team played today. I think we got smarter and stronger and just started to figure more things out. Florida is a very good team and they have really good players. I think to give us the legs and give us more time and we will figure Florida out.”

head coach Bonnie Rosen

And Another Thing

Shots went the Gators way, 28-25 with on Goal also favoring Florida 24-18. Turnovers had Temple with 15 and the guests, 11.
Florida had a slight edge on Ground Balls, 23-21. Temple had the advantage on face-off controls, 13–10, and free position chances, 6-4.

How dominant were Kavanagh and Haus? In the two games, Kavanagh was good for 9 goals and 5 assists, Haus scored 6 times and accrued 3 helpers. Temple embarks on the Road Schedule of the season and visits Ol Dominion. A lost weekend for the Lady Owls as they drop a 14-7 contest.

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Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.

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