Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/12/12
You may have thought Amanda O’Leary would have taken it easy on Temple when her Florida Gators hosted the Owls today in a non-conference women’s lacrosse game in Gainesville.
After all, O’Leary – a former Spring-Ford great – was a two-time All-American for Temple in the 1980s, when she helped Temple win a National championship.
But today, O’Leary is the coach of a Gators team that in only their second year is a squad that has visions of an NCAA playoff berth. Florida (6-1), ranked No. 14, won its sixth game in a row and routed the Owls, 19-4.
Steph Parcell (Interboro), Keelin Hood (Great Valley), Missy Schweitzer (Owen J, Roberts) and Jackie Mercer scored for Temple (1-4).
Colgate 19, Lehigh 16
Julie McBrien had five goals and an assist, Kelly Draper had two goals and five assists and Allison Thomas (Conestoga) tallied three goals for the Mountain Hawks (3-3) as they lost their Patriot League opener.
Penn State 11, Delaware 3
Jackie Eastman (Springfield-Delco) had two goals, two assists and two draw controls, Mary Dean (Cheltenham) added two goals and one assist and Aly Adams (Springfield-Delco) had a goal, four groundballs and led a suffocating defense as the Nittany Lions stuffed the Blue Hens.
Kalyn McDonough (Unionville) had four groundballs and three caused turnovers to pace Delaware
Princeton 17, Brown 5
Sam Ellis (Radnor) had two goals and an assist to lead the Tigers in their Ivy League opener.
James Madison 16, Richmond 11
Mary Kate Lomady (Abington) had five goals and an assist to lead JMU
Louisville 17, Jacksonville 7
Bergan Foley (Gwynedd Mercy Academy) had five goals to help the Cardinals (4-0) cruise.
Duke 13, Georgetown 5
Emma Hamm (Baldwin School) had three goals and three draw controls to pace the No. 3 Blue Devils (6-1) past the struggling Hoyas (0-3).
Navy 17, Bucknell 7
Aimee Gennaro (Archbishop Carroll) had seven gals and an an assist and Kathy Young (Villa Maria Academy) had a goal and an assist to pace the Mids (7-1) in their Patriot League opener. Freshman Andrea Feldman (Radnor) scored once for Bucknell.
Adelphi 25, Philadelphia U. 3
Kalin Hodel, Taylor Peltzer (Archbishop Wood) and Andi Saracco scored for the Rams in their opener.
Hood 17, Neumann 14
Alex Bohen (Upper Merion) had five goals, four draw controls, two caused turnovers and an assist for Nuemann.
Lycoming 12, Arcadia 11
Stephanie Holguin led Arcadia (1-2) with four goals.
McDaniel 16, Bryn Mawr 6
Miranda Gordon-Zigel and Natalie Chriismer each scored twice and Katie Flemming made 15 saves in goal for the Owls in defeat.
Manhattanville 16, Widener 15
Calina Walz had seven goals and an assist for the Pride (2-2) in the one-goal loss.