Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/3/10
From Press Releases and Staff Reports
Third-ranked Penn scored four times in the first 4:34 of the game and built an 11-0 halftime lead today and coasted to a 15-3 non-conference win over host Temple.
With the victory, Penn improves to 2-0 on the season while the Owls fall to 1-2.
Courtney Lubbe (Council Rock North) was the catalyst for much of Penn’s offense, recording seven points on one goal and six assists.
Lubbe had two assists before the game was two minutes old. She first found Giulia Giordano at 29:08 and then setup Ali DeLuca at 28:02.
DeLuca caught fire early, scoring a natural hat trick to push Penn out to a 4-0 lead. She added a fourth goal of the half with 7:01 to play in the opening period – giving her 10 goals over two games in 2010. In the process, DeLuca scored the 110th goal of her career, moving into fourth-place all-time at Penn. She trails third-place Karen McFadden by one goal and the top spot by 19 goals.
DeLuca was one of four Penn players to have multi-goal games. Giordano and freshman Maddie Poplawski (Springfield-Delco) each had three goals and Bridget Waclawik added two. For Poplawski and Waclawik, the multi-goal games were the first of their collegiate careers. Megan Smith added a goal for the Red and Blue and junior Carolyn Pollard scored her first career goal early in the first half.
Lubbe wasn’t the only prolific passer against the Owls. Sophomore Erin Brennan returned after missing the season-opener due to illness and dialed up four assists, two in each half. Megan Smith (Henderson) added one goal.
Staphanie Markunas (Ridley), Karly Cohen and Melissa Schweitzer (Owen J. Roberts) scored for Temple.