Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/19/14
Sophomore Nicole Tiernan (Washington Township) scored the game-tying and game-winning goals today to cap an incredible effort by Temple lacrosse in a 9-8 overtime win against Hofstra (5-4). The Owls (3-5) were down by six goals in the first half, but later scored the final four goals of regulation to send the game to an extra period.
It was a rain-soaked and chilly afternoon at Geasey Field, made more miserable for Temple when Hofstra scored the first five goals of the contest. But by halftime the Owls had cut a six-goal deficit down to four, and they went on to outscore the Pride 6-1 in the second half.
“The story of the game was a tremendous amount of heart,” said Temple head coach Bonnie Rosen. “So many players contributed to this win today, and some players who hadn’t played very much for us yet came in and really helped change the momentum. What we’ve been working on is the team owning the game on the field, and the light bulb went off today.”
Freshman Carly Demato (Shawnee), playing in only her fourth game as an Owl, recorded her second hat trick in a row in leading Temple with three goals. Sophomore Megan Pinkerton (Manheim Township), playing in only her second game of the season, came off the bench to score two key goals for Temple.
Demato’s first goal was the only one in the first 26 minutes and 50 seconds for the Owls, as they found themselves in a 7-1 hole near the end of the first half. She added a second with 3:10 remaining on a free-position shot, and a minute later Pinkerton was also able to convert on a free-position opportunity.
Those back-to-back goals gave Temple momentum heading into the second half, and cut the deficit to four, 7-3.
Demato completed the hat trick less than five minutes into the second period, but Hofstra answered a few minutes later when Brittain Altomare scored her fourth goal of the game.
Altomare’s goal with 20:21 left would prove to be Hofstra’s last of the contest.
Near the midway point of the second half, freshman Morgan Glassford (Strath Haven) scored on a free position, starting what would become a 5-0 run to close the game. Pinkerton and senior Lea Britton (Council Rock North) scored three minutes apart to put Temple within one, 8-7 with 5:56 remaining.
Just 30 seconds after Britton’s free-position goal, Tiernan ran in for an unassisted game-tying goal. The final five and a half minutes of regulation were intense as both teams tried to pull ahead.
The second half was dominated by Temple offensively, as the Owls took 15 shots to Hofstra’s four. In the final stretch, Hofstra goalkeeper Kelsey Gregerson made one save, while Temple’s Jaqi Kakalecik did not face a shot on a goal.
Kakalecik was not as fortunate in overtime, and had to come up with two big saves in the first three minutes. She was caught out of the cage in the first minute and a half, but Temple dodged a bullet as Hofstra’s shot sailed high.
Tiernan finally attempted the Owls’ first shot of overtime with 2:07 left in the six-minute period, but it went high. With just 39 seconds remaining before the teams would have gone to sudden death, Tiernan found a hole and sailed a shot past Gregerson for game-winner.
The last draw control was a crucial one, but Temple had been dominating them all game long. Britton corralled it and the Owls held possession as clock ran out.
Lehigh 9, Lafayette 8
The Mountain Hawks opened a 6-1 second-half lead and held off a late Lafayette charge to earn a hard-fought victory. Senior Alexandra Fitzpatrick finished with 14 saves, eight coming in the first half, and had a big stop off a free position attempt with 2:55 remaining in regulation. With the win, Lehigh improves to 4-4 and 2-1 in the Patriot League while Lafayette falls to 3-6 and 0-3 in the league.
The game featured rain for the majority of the contest, and included an extended halftime of approximately 30 minutes due to lightning spotted in the area.
Senior Chelsea Retaleato, junior Carli Sukonik (Harriton), sophomore Kendall Garden and freshman Allison LaBeau each scored two goals to lead the offense. Garden enjoyed a strong all-around game with two groundballs and three caused turnovers. Junior Kelly Scott also tallied three caused turnovers.
La Salle 20, Delaware State 1
Twelve different Explorers scored goals and three recorded hat tricks. The Explorers (5-3) held an opponent to just one goal for the second time in program history, the last being a 12-1 win over Bucknell on April 17, 2002.
The squad scored 18 straight spanning both halves until Del State’s Miranda Hawkins got one with just over seven minutes remaining. The Hornets (0-8), in just their second year of existence as a program, are still in search of their first program win.
Katelyn Fay (Henderson), Katie Fonte and Allee Ilgenfritz scored three goals apiece and Alex Watson and Toni Massetti (Kennett) drained two each. Caitlyn Brostrand (Camden Catholic), Abby O’Donnell, Tori Mitros (Garnet Valley), Erin McCabe, Kelly Furman (Boyertwon), Courtney Woolford and Alanna Diffendal added a score each
Princeton 14, USC 7
The Tigers doubled up Southern California. The Tigers were led by freshman Anna Doherty who had a career-best five-goal game, and added an assist for six points as Princeton improved to 3-3 on the season.
Senior Sarah Lloyd had a three-point effort on two goals and an assist. Senior Mary-Kate Sivilli and junior Erin Slifer both scored twice. Junior Erin McMunn kept her 20+ game scoring streak alive with a tally. Junior Annie Woehling (Radnor) made seven saves in her second start of the season.
Delaware 12, Monmouth 6
Led by junior Caitlin McCartney (Archbishop Wood) and sophomore Casey Lyons the Blue Hens used a strong second half to earn its fifth straight win with a non-conference victory over at rainy Delaware Stadium.
The Blue Hens, who also extended their home win streak to eight consecutive games, outscored the Hawks by an 8-3 margin in the second half to earn the victory.
McCartney scored a game-high four goals, including three in the second half, and added an assist. Meanwhile, Lyons added a pair of goals with three assists to mark her fifth straight game with at least five points.
Sophomores Shannon Hawley and Kara Dattellas each contributed two goals for Delaware while senior goalkeeper Tori Zorovich led the Blue Hens’ defense with five saves.
Maryland 15, Penn 5
Sacred Heart 13, Manhattan 12
Caitlin Delaney (Cherry Hill East) scored three goals to help the host Pioneers claim the victory.
Cabrini 16, Notre Dame (MD) 2
The Cavs evened their record at 2-2 with the win. Junior Lacie Doubet (Ridley) matched a career high with 8 points on 5 goals and 3 assists. Freshman Sasha Wozniak (Spring-Ford) added seven points on 3 goals and 4 assists.
Haverford 15, Eastern 4
Ten different players tallied goals as the Fords cruised past visiting Eastern University in non-conference action.
Megan Gallagher paced the balanced Haverford attack with a game-high three goals while Diana Perry, Elyse Adler and freshman Sarina Manetta contributed two goals apiece.
Sara Blaylock scored twice for Eastern.
Neumann 15, Immaculata 3
Marywood 15, Rosemont 3