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Women’s lacrosse: Temple downs Lafayette, 15-12

Saturday, 2nd March 2013

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/2/13
From Press Release

With three unanswered goals in the final seven and a half minutes, Temple lacrosse broke a tie game open and defeated Lafayette 15-12 on Saturday afternoon.

The three-goal differential at the end was the largest lead for either team in the second half, and the game was back-and-forth all day. Senior Kellee Pace (Chichester) led the Owls (4-0) with four goals, including two in the final 10 minutes.

Jaymie Tabor (Downingtown West) also notched a hat trick with three goals for Temple, while Stephany Parcell (Interboro) and Rachel Schwaab added two goals apiece.

It was the first loss of the season for Lafayette (4-1). The Leopards got a strong performance from Addie Godfrey with six goals and an assist.

The Leopards’ Ana White (Strath Haven), who scored three goals in the game, got her third in the first minute of the second half to tie the game at 9-9. Three more ties followed, but the scoring slowed in the second half as compared to the first. The Owls were down 11-10 with 25 minutes left, and neither team scored again for nearly 15 minutes.

Nicole Tiernan (Washington Township) took a pass from Charlotte Swavola (Cheltenham) and tied the game at 11-11, and a minute later the Owls scored on a terrific fast break when Lea Britton (Council Rock North) made a perfect pass to Pace in front of the net.

Lafayette got just one goal in the final 10 minutes to tie the score at 12-12, but it was all Temple the rest of the way. Freshman Kirstie Connor scored the first goal of her career with the Owls a man down, starting a 3-0 run to end the game. Rachel Schwaab gave Temple a two-goal cushion with 6:10 left, and Pace put the Leopards out of reach thanks to an assist from Steph Parcell (2G, 3A) with less than two minutes remaining.

The Owls got three saves apiece from goalkeepers Meghan Clothier and Jaqi Kakalecik, with Kakalecik earning the win. She allowed just two goals in 27 minutes of action.

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