Temple Overwhelmed by Florida

Temple overwhelmed by Florida. The (12-5, 7-3 ) Temple Lady Owls took on the #8 Florida Gators (15-2, 10-0) in the American Athletic Conference Championship.


Shannon Kavanagh posted 6 goals, Grace Haus added four, and Brianna Harris put up 10 points on a six-goal four-assist game to lead the Gators to a commanding 19-4 victory. Florida scored the first goals from Kavanagh with two, Haus with a pair and Harris with her 33rd before Bridget Whitaker (1g)) countered. Belle Mastropietro (2g) chit it to 5-2 but Florida went back to work with 6 more to close the half at 11-2.

MacKenzie Roth (1g) opened the half making it 11-3. It got to 15-3 before Mastropietro nailed her second to end the Owls scoring.
Florida would tack on four more for the 19-4 final. Temple overwhelmed by Florida.

“First, while this was not the result we wanted today I am so proud of this team. I have to congratulate Florida on an outstanding performance. We knew this was going to be a tough matchup and a tough game. It was not our best performance for sure, but Florida has a way of doing that to teams. Our fans were great today and the alumnae support behind us is truly special. We are hoping to get selected to the NCAA tournament tomorrow night and get a chance to represent Temple and make a run in the tournament. “– head coach Bonnie Rosen

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.