Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/21/15
From Press Release
No. 15 Princeton weathered the storm to earn a 10-8 win over No. 9 Loyola on opening day of the women’s lacrosse season.
Senior Erin Slifer led the charge with a career-high five goals for a six-point afternoon. Junior Stephanie Paloscio, and senior Erin McMunn both scored twice and sophomore Olivia Hompe tallied two assists. Sophomore Ellie DeGarmo earned the win in goal making three stops in the final 18 minutes, coming in on relief for senior Annie Woehling (Radnor), who made three saves in the first 42.
Strong draw control by Princeton, a 16-4 edge, led to quality possession time and would be a deciding factor in the game as the Tigers won the final four draws.
Princeton outshot Loyola, 25-21 and had a big upperhand in the first half, 17-8.
A 6-3 Princeton lead at halftime was quickly erased as Loyola rattled off four straight goals to take its first lead since the first goal of the game, 7-6, at 17:39.
At this point DeGarmo replaced Woehling in net went to work on the other end as Slifer tied the game at 7-7 with her fourth goal of the day. DeGarmo’s first test came on a free-position attempt from a decent hash mark on the arc. She made a great stop, tracking her player the entire way.
An Annie Thomas goal at 13:23 regained the lead for the Greyhounds, but it would be their final tally of the afternoon.
Hannah Schmitt (Archbishop Carroll) had a goal and Maddy Lesher (Archbishop Carroll) a groundball for Loyola.
Cornell 17, Temple 8
After starting the season 3-0, Temple lacrosse suffered its first loss at the hands of visiting Cornell (1-0) on a snowy Saturday afternoon at Geasey Field.
The snow began falling early, and the game was ultimately called with 7:17 left on the clock due to unplayable field conditions.
Temple’s Nicole Tiernan (Washington Township) recorded her fifth career hat trick with four goals, scoring two of those on free position opportunities.
Draw controls were a major factor in the loss for the Owls, who tallied just eight to Cornell’s 19.
The Owls held an early 2-1 lead before Cornell rattled off three straight and remained in the lead for the rest of the game after taking a 3-2 advantage 10 minutes into the first half. Seventeen of the game’s 25 goals were scored in the opening period, with Cornell taking an 11-6 lead into the break after scoring the final three goals.
The Big Red opened the second half with four more goals in the first seven minutes to put the game out of reach for Temple.
In addition to Tiernan’s four goals, the Owls got a goal apiece from Megan Tiernan (Washington Township), Carly Demato, (Shawnee), Brooke Williams and Nicole Barretta (Downingtown East).