The Cincinnati Lady Bear Cats (6-8) came into Noth Philadelphia and Howarth Field on the campus of Temple University to battle the Lady Owls of Temple (9-4).
Kevin M. Neibauer.
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Belle Mastropietro and MacKenzie Roth upped their games to outscore Lady Bear Cats, Kylie Nause to win their 9th game
How Good Was Nause?
Good enough to kick off the scoring at 13:50 with her first of five.
Unimpressed, Roth (3g,3a) countered with her 14th at 11:59.
Nause hit on the advantage with Roth countering.
Abaigael Ryan (1g) chipped in with a Temple advantage goal with Roth helping.
To the final minute and with :46 on the clock, Mastropietro (4g) got it to a 4-2 Temple lead.
Ava Goeller helped Nause with her third of the quarter with :20 on the scoreboard to end the quarter with a 4-3 Owls lead
Another big scoring quarter presented itself
Goeller set up Anna Platou (1g) to even the score.
Maeve Tobin (2g), Riley McGowan (1g) followed by Mastropietro pushed Temple to a 7-4 edge with 4:57 remaining.
Goeller (2g,2a) with Roth converting a Camryn Zavacky (1a) set-up closed the half with a three goal Temple advantage, 8-5.
Goeller and Nause each scored unassisted and with 8:33 to play, it was a one goal difference.
Mastropietro and an advantage goal from Kylie Gioia (1g) kept it a one goal game .Maeve Tobin ended the quarter on another advantage goal for Temple.
Winding it Down
The goal exchange would continue with Elizabeth Murphy hitting a breaking Nause at 13:03.
Quinn Nicolai (1g ) had an answer with 9:30.to go.
Murphy (1g,1a) took her turn and, with 6:40 remaining, it was still a one goal differential.
The Temple resilience came to the forefront thanks to Julie Schlickling (1g), Mastropietro and Gabrielle Kirsch (1g) to give Temple the 500th win for the program.
“This was a great next step for us in our season. We knew Cincinnati would be tough, I’m really proud of our performance from start to finish. I think we are set up well as we prepare for ECU next week.”– Head Coach Bonnie Rosen.
Speaking on the 500th win .
“It’s really humbling to be a part of the history of Temple lacrosse. Every single player, coach, support staff member, and parent is part of 500 wins. When you think about it, it’s an overwhelming, historical feeling. We today are a part of the continuation of Temple lacrosse, and this program will continue long into the future” – Head Coach Bonnie Rosen
To the Numbers:
• Shots favored Temple, 32-26. As well as on Goal, 25-21.
• Ground Balls heavily favored Temple, 21-9.
• Maddie Barber continues to be a force on defense for the Owls. Barber created 3 caused turnover, scooped 2 ground balls and won 2 draws.
• Mastropietro picked up her 100th goal along with 4 ground balls.
• Camtyn Zavacky led everyone with 7 draw controls.
• In the nets, Cincinnati’s, Sophie O’Brien had 11 saves matched by The Owls, Annie Carroll and her 11.
Temple Women Win Gut Check.
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.