Temple Lady Owls With Commanding Victory, 17-7

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.

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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.

It Continues..

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.

More Schtuff:

• 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

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.