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