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.
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.