Temple Women Make a Statement

Temple women make a statement, 16-11. The Temple Lady Owls (12-4, 7-3 AAC) exacted revenge on the Vanderbilt Lady Commodores  (12-6, 7-3 AAC) after Vandy snapped the Temple win streak last week.

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Cassidy Orban (5G) scored 4: 56 in to give Vandy the early 1-0 edge. Bridget Whitaker (3g,1a), Chatrsse Crosse (3g) followed by Lauren Zinkl (2g) gave Temple a lead they would never surrender, 3-1. Gabby Fornia (1g,3a) cut it to 3-2 before Gabrielle Kirsch (1g,1a) and Belle Mastropietro (4g,1a) and Crosse notching her 2nd of the season to put it to a 6-2 Owls advantage.

Orban (23rd) followed an advantage goal from Elizabeth Scarrone (2g) cut it to 6-4. Temple went on a run courtesy of Meghan Hoffman (2g,2a), With Zinkl (7th) closing the half with Temple in front, 8-4. It would be more of the same in the second with Hoffman, Crosse, and a pair from Mastropietro to get it to 12-4. Orban hit an advantage tally with Bri Gross (1g) hitting rope at 19:40 that fired up the Vanderbilt bench and cut it the 12-6.

Temple took a breath and countered with goals from Mastropietro’s 34th, and Whitaker hitting her 39th and 40th to all but this one away. Kayla Riley (1g) and Orban nailed another advantage tally but was answered by Jen Rodzewich (1g,1a) with 8:34 on the clock and a 16-9 lead. Gross and Orban closed the book on the 16-11 Temple win.

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“I am so proud of this team! We knew it would be a battle against an outstanding Vanderbilt team. To put together this performance tonight was special.”– head coach Bonnie Rosen

Temple moves onto to the AAC final and sled on Florida who got the best in both games of a weekend series in Philadelphia. Temple women make a statement.

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.