Temple Ladies Get First Conference Win

Temple Ladies get their first Conference win,18-8. The Temple Lady Owls (5-3, 1-2 AAC) visited the L.R Hall Complex in Norfolk, VA to face the Old Dominion Monarchs (3-7, 1-2 AAC) in the first of a two-game series. 

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In a game that was never in question, Temple opened with a frenzy and had an 11-3 lead at the half. Jen Rodzewich (3g), Bridget Whitaker (3g,1a), Gabrielle Kirsch (2g,1a), and Julie Schlickling (2g) boosted the Owls to a 4-0 lead with 16:05 remaining.    Emily Goline (2g) ended the outburst, albeit for forty-five seconds before Temple went back to work, courtesy of Abaigeal Ryan (1g) and Belle Mastropietro (1g,1g).

Haley O’Connor (1g) converted a Claire Porter (1g) feed to get the score to 6-2 with 9:10 to play. The Owls caught fire. Lauren Zinkl (2g), Rodzewich, Lydia Hetzneckel (3g), and Zinkl accumulating her second. Schlickling also added her second to make it 11-2.
Danielle Dundas (2g) finally put an end to the uprising and closed the half,  at the aforementioned 11-3.

Dundas inspired ODU. The Monarchs came out strong with Lindsay Baer (1g,1a), and Dundas recording her 10th to close it 11-5.
Whitaker and Kirsch had an answer but, Dundas and Lilly Siskind (2g) countered. Temple had one final push with Hetzneckel, Rodzewich, Whitaker, and Hetzneckel’s third which got it to 18-7. Siskind picked up her 21st and the final was set, 18-8.

Temple completely dominated in shots, 39-19 both teams were accurate with Owls having 32 shots on and ODU posting 15.
Temple only committed 14 turnovers to 23 for ODU. The Owls also scooped more ground balls, 21-12. Temple Ladies get their first Conference win.

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.