Kevin M. Neibauer.
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A game of two halves saw the #18 Temple Lady Owls (5-3) drop an 11-10 decision to the 2-5 Delaware Lady Blue Hens on a beautiful Friday on the campus of Temple University.
After an 8 goal first half, Temple could only hit net twice the rest of the way.
“I think Delaware came after us. They were hungry, and we left the door open. We have to do a better job of executing on all ends of the field. I don’t take this loss lightly in any fashion. We need to work hard and get better at everything it takes to win.” – Head Coach Bonnie Rosen.
Temple started the season at 5-1 but have now dropped their last two.
To the Action
Quinn Nicolai (3g,2a) hit net at 14:02 and 13:17 to give Temple the early lead. MacKenzie Roth (3a) got the assist on the first goal.
Danika Swech (3g) pulled Delaware within a goal with 11:59 to play.
Belle Mastropietro (3g) got the two goal.lead back but, Lizzie Hsu (4g,1a) and Swech closed the opening quarter with a 3-3 deadlock.
The secomd was dominated by Temple with 5-3 advantage
Maeve Tobin (1g) followed by Riley McGowan (1g,1a) putting home a pretty feed from Nicolai to rebuild the two goal Temple edge
At 10:05, Hsu cut it a 5:4 contest with help from Delaney McDaniel.
Mastropietro,McGowan.(1g,1a,) and Mastropietro getting her hat-trick, got it to 8-4.
Hsu on the advantage with Riley Gillin (1g) adding one at 1:54 to close the half with Delaware trailing, 8-6.
To the Third
Just fifty one seconds in Julie Schlickling (1g) increased the advantage.
Hsu and Delaney McDaniel (1g, 4a) had an answer..
Nicolai and Lizzie Yurchak (1g,1a) took turns to end the third with a 10-9 Temple advantage.
Wind it Out
Tbe Temple offense took the rest of the afternoon off and paid the price
Swech got it even and with 1:39 to play, Danielle Livornese (1g) converted a McDaniel feed to end the comeback,11-10.
Shots were 32-27 for Temple. Temple had the edge with 24-21 shots on goal.
Ground Balls went the Delaware way, 18-15 Draw Controls also went to Temple,15-8.
Mercy McCarthy stopped 5 shots allowing 8 goals in her 24:21 for Delaware.
Sophia Foohey spelled her with 9 saves and 2 goals.
Temple also enjoyed two netminders with Annie Carroll making 7 saves and surrendering 8 markers in 39:24.
Taylor Grollman had 2 saves.
Mastropieo recorded her sixth hat trick in seven games.Ahe had a game high 6 draw controls and 4 ground balls.
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.