Temple Women Win Gut-Check, 14-10

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).

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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.


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.