The Temple Lady Owls (11-5, 4-1 AAC) used a monstrous 11-1 second half to defeat the visiting Lady Monarchs of Old Dominion (5-12, 0-5 AAC) in the regular season finale at Howarth Field on the Campus of Temple University.
Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly– A Division of the
Edge of Philly Sports Network.
Senior Day for Temple saw Annie Carroll, Suzanne Cantwell, Valerie Cradler, Shana Hecht, Kassina Hey, Margot Hotham, Gabrielle Kirsch, Quinn Nicolai, Abaigael Ryan and Lauren Zinkl all mentioned in a post game ceremony.
To the Game ..
Belle Mastropietro set up Quinn Nicolai (4g) to kick off the big Nicolai day and put Temple up, 1-0 after :55.
ODU answered at the 8:30 mark with Moira Alexa putting one past Annie Carroll.
Camryn Zavacki (2g) at 6:54 followed by Abaigael Ryan (4g) with help from, Riley McGowan 6:06 later boosted Temple to a 3-1 edge.
Lilly Siskind (5g) ended the first with a goal with :34 on the clock that brought it to a 3-2 game
To the Second
As has been the par for the season, the offenses found their groove starting with Siskind knotting it up with 1:30 played.
Belle Mastropietro (1g,3a) countered. Siskind answered a minute twelve later to even the score at 4.
Maeve Tobin (2g) and McGowan (1g,1a), seventeen ticks later, gave Temple a two goal advantage, 6-4.
The Lady Monarchs were not impressed so, Molly May (1g) followed by Siskind closed the 6-6 first half with a goal two seconds to play.
The Onslaught Begins
Temple would go on a five goal rally furnished by, Zavacky securing her sixth, MacKenzie Roth setting up Ryan for her 14th.
Nicolai then stole the show with her natural hat-trick. The goals came at 10:19, 9:52 and 5:11 for goals 40, 41 and 42.
Siskind ended the uprising with the final ODU goal of the day.
Temple kept pressing and would not allow a final quarter marker.
Ryan went back to back.
Roth potted her 19th followed by the first career tally from Erin King.
The Owls kept hootin’ with Roth and Tobin finalizing the 17-7 game.
“This was a special day. Senior days have their own kind of momentum to them, and it’s really special to see the team come together on a day like this. This was a great test for us, but we responded well and found a way to win.”– Temple Head Coach Bonnie Rosen.
• Shots were 37-23 the Temple way with the Owls putting more shots on net, 32-19.
• ODU had 22 turnovers to 14 for the home team.
• Ground balls were one sided with a.23-9 Owls edge.
• Joanna Peccia had 15 saves for the Monarchs with Annie Carroll stopping 11 for Temple.
• Belle Mastropietro had a big day with a goal, three helpers and 11 draw controls. She has 96 draw controls for her season.
• Mackenzie Roth came away with 2 goals, an assist and 4 ground balls.
Temple travels to Greenville, NC to face Vanderbilt in the American Athletic Conference tournament.
The game will be Thursday May 5 with a 7:45 start time.
Temple Dominates in 17-7 win
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.