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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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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