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.@DelawareWLacrosse thwarts @TempleLacrosse, 10-4; @PennStateWLAX tops @princetonwlax

Wednesday, 16th March 2016

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/16/16
From Press Release

In a battle of two high-powered offenses, Delaware came out on top by defeating Temple, 10-4, Wednesday afternoon at Geasey Field.

Coming into the game, the Blue Hens (8-1) averaged 12.88 goals per contest while the Owls posted 14.38 per. Temple (7-2) had scored at least 12 goals in each of the previous seven games and was held to its lowest total since losing to No. 8 Florida, 17-3, on March 28, 2015.

Tied, 3-3, at halftime, UD scored three unanswered goals to open the second half before Morgan Glassford (Strath Haven) collected Temple’s lone goal of the stanza at 18:52. The Hens finished the game with four consecutive tallies, including one from senior Kara Dattellas with 52 seconds remaining on the clock.

Delaware, which has won six straight, was led in scoring by senior Casey Lyons, who posted her third hat trick of the season with three points to go along with two assists. She added two draw controls and two groundballs in the win.

Sophomore Becky Gohsler registered her third straight game of two goals in addition to collecting two draw controls and a caused turnover.

Dattellas also logged two goals while classmate Shannon Hawley notched a goal and two assists.

Seniors Erin Wein and Devyn Heidelbaugh (Boyertown) guided the Delaware defensive unit as Wein caused four Owls turnovers with three groundballs while Heidelbaugh tallied career-highs of four groundballs and three caused turnovers.

Sophomore Taylor Carpentier registered eight saves to move to 8-1 in her first season with the Blue Hens.

Temple did not have any players score multiple goals and the Owls were held without an assist for the first time since March 11, 2015 in an 11-10 win over Rutgers. Jaqi Kakalecik recorded nine saves to fall to 7-2 on the year.

Penn State 14, Princeton 10

For the second straight game, the No. 8 Lions did not fall behind on their way to a victory over seventh-ranked Princeton. Senior midfielder Madison Cyr and junior attack Steph Lazo led the Nittany Lion attack with seven points apiece, while Emi Smith made seven saves.

“They just did a great job of being patient and seeing each other,” head coach Missy Doherty said of Lazo and Cyr. “Steph did a good job of challenging in so it looked like a threat and keeping her head up for Madison.”

The game broke open early, as the Penn State (7-1) offense went on a 6-0 run to open the game. Ally Heavens (Garnet Valley) scored 47 seconds into the game to put the Nittany Lions ahead. Two minutes later, Katie O’Donnell (Henderson) scored from the free position. Just more than a minute after that, Cyr scored her first goal of the game before Jenna Mosketti scored three straight goals.

Princeton (4-2) scored twice to cut the Penn State lead to four, 6-2, but two more goals from Madison Cyr put the Nittany Lions ahead 8-2 at halftime.

The Tigers netted three straight to start the second half to cut the deficit to three, 8-5. Coach Doherty called timeout and 20 seconds later Madison Cyr scored her fourth goal of the game. The Penn State lead was four goals or more for the remainder of the game.

Penn State was careful with the ball, committing 16 turnovers to Princeton’s 23. The Nittany Lions outshot the Tigers, 30-23, holding a 17-7 advantage at the half. Penn State successfully converted on 20 of 23 clears.

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