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.
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.