Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/12/10
Senior Chelsea Rosiek (Wissahickon) and freshman Stephany Parcell (Interboro) scored four goals apiece as the Temple lacrosse team held off a run by Duquesne (7-8, 2-3) and won a key Atlantic 10 game, 18-17.
The win is the second straight for the Owls, who improve to 6-6 overall and 3-2 in the conference.
Also recording hat tricks for Temple were sophomores Stephanie Markunas (Ridley) and Kelsey Zenuk (St. Mark’s, DE/Aston)with three goals apiece. Senior Jess Colucci had a big day in goal for the Owls with 11 saves, including a huge save in the final 30 seconds.
With two A-10 games left, Temple has surpassed its two conference wins from a year ago, putting itself in a good position to earn one of four A-10 Tournament berths.
Both periods were extremely high-scoring, and the first half saw four ties. Temple once led by as many as three, 6-3, but the Dukes came back to tie the contest for the fourth time at 8-8 with 2:28 remaining in the first half.
Parcell came off the bench late in the first half and made an immediate impact, scoring with a minute remaining to give the Owls a 9-8 lead at halftime. The goal would prove to be the game-winner, but holding off Duquesne in the second half was no easy task for Temple.
The Owls looked to be in control after rattling off four straight goals to start the second half. Temple held a 13-8 lead with 20 minutes remaining in the game. That’s when Duquesne made it interesting, as Kat McNish scored three times for the Dukes in a 4-0 run that brought them back within one, 13-12 at the halfway point of the second half.
Parcell scored her second and third goals of the day in another run by TU as the Owls got the lead back to 16-12, but in the final 12 minutes, Duquesne out-scored Temple 5-2.
George Washington 7, La Salle 6, 4 OT
Sarah Phillips (Downingtown West) had a goal and an assist to lead GV to the marathon A-10 win. Nora McGurkin (Penn Charter) led La Salle (7-6, 3-2) with three goals and an assist.
William & Mary 17, Drexel 12
Katie Lawson had four goals for the Dragons (9-3, 1-1) in the CAA loss.
Richmond 15, St. Joseph’s 7
Jenna Martino, Grave Dinn and Jen Peters each scored twice for the Hawks (2-12, 0-5) in the A-10 loss.
James Madison 18, Delaware 9
Mary Kate Lomady (Abington) scored three goals to help JMU (9-2, 2-0) down Delaware (4-8, 1-2) in the CAA. Blair King had five goals and Julianne Jeffers (Springfield-Delco) scored once for the Hens.