Temple Women Cruise to a 17-6 Win

The Temple Owls Women’s Lacrosse team (1-0) opened their season with a no doubt about opening day win over George Washington (0-1).

An offensive showing with no less than ten goal scorers paced an opening day victory at Howarth Field on the campus of Temple University.

The Lady Owls stormed out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back.

GW tried to challenge but was overmatched by the offensive onslaught which led to a 10-5 halftime lead.

Temple ripped off a four-goal run thanks to Olivia Thompson (4g), Gabrielle Kirsch (2g), a second from Thompson and, finally, Maddie Gebert (3g) to push a 4-2 edge to an 8-2 advantage that was too much for the Colonials to counter.

GW was able it get it within striking range early in the second half with a 10-6 disadvantage before the home team pulled off another run, this one for five, fueled by Bridget Whitaker (2g,2a), Thompson, Meghan Hoffman (1g,3a), Gebert and Jackie Cericho (1g) to put it out of reach.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

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.