Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/10/16
From Press Releases
On a cold, snowy Saturday afternoon that affected visibility and ball handling, an outstanding defensive effort by the Temple lacrosse team gave the Owls a 7-3 win against visiting Vanderbilt. It was the first BIG EAST Conference win for Temple, who improves to 9-3 overall and 1-1 in league play, while Vanderbilt falls to 4-8 overall and 0-3 in the conference.
Temple held the Commodores without a goal for more than 50 minutes to close out the game. All three of Vanderbilt’s tallies came in the opening nine minutes and 21 seconds. Senior goalkeeper Jaqi Kakalecik made four saves, three of those coming in the second half to hold the Commodores scoreless.
Junior Morgan Glassford (Strath Haven) scored twice for Temple, while senior Kirstie Connor notched a goal and an assist. Four other players also got in on the action, with seniors Carly Demato (Shawnee), Rachel Schwaab and Nicole Tiernan (Washington Township) along with junior Brooke Williams all recording a single goal for the Owls.
Defensively, senior Summer Jaros (Bishop Shanahan) held marked Vanderbilt’s leading scorer, Kelly Chandler, and held her to just a single goal. Jaros recorded one of the Owls’ seven caused turnovers in a turnover-heavy game for both teams.
Emma Dagres scored twice for Vanderbilt, the second of those giving the Commodores a 3-2 lead with 10 minutes elapsed in the game. From there it was all Temple the rest of the way, as the Owls used long attacking sets keep possession for a majority of the game.
Glassford’s second goal came on an assist from Connor and tied the game at 3-3 with 15:05 to go in the first half, and Connor scored less than 30 seconds later to give the Owls a lead they would not relinquish.
Williams gave Temple a 4-3 lead at 14:38, and Demato made a strong move to find a narrow opening for the Owls’ final goal of the half with just 34 seconds remaining. After taking a 6-3 lead into the break, Temple scored the game’s only goal of the second half. That final goal was Tiernan’s, as she converted on a free position opportunity with 17:08 remaining.
The Commodores ended up out-shooting the Owls 11-8 in the second half, but Kakalecik saved all three of those that were on target while another hit the goalpost.
Temple will have just a few days to prepare for its next game, a 3 p.m. home contest against BIG EAST foe UConn on Wednesday, April 13.
Villanova 11, Cincinnati 5
The Villanova women’s lacrosse team defeated Cincinnati on the road by a final of 11-5.
Jackie Froccaro scored the first goal of the game on a free position shot. That goal was her 123 of her career and now puts her in first for all-time career goals. Chelsey Henderson and Carlye Maita scored the next goals for give Villanova a early 3-0 lead.
Cincinnati got on the board next but Villanova answered back going on a three goal run. Kaitlyn Rau started it off, next Carolyn Dottino-Buenahora found the back of the next, and finally Froccaro scored her second goal of the game halfway through the first to give Villanova a 6-1 lead. The Bearcats scored minutes later but Meghan Breen was able to give Villanova another goal before halftime to make the scored 7-2 heading into halftime.
Henderson started the second half off with a Villanova goal on a successful free position shot, next Cincinnati scored two more goal to put them within four with 13 minutes to play.
Penn 15, Columbia 9
On Senior Day for the University of Pennsylvania, one of the greatest players to ever don a Penn uniform put on a show as Nina Corcoran tied her career high with eight points in a 15-9 win over Columbia.
Corcoran scored a career-high four goals as No. 16 Penn improved to 8-3 overall and 2-1 inside the Ivy League. Her four assists in the game extended her streak of four-assist games to three and marked the sixth time in 11 games this season that she has recorded at least four assists.
Princeton 16, Yale 5
The Princeton offense exploded for 16 goals from seven different players, while the defense held Yale to just five goals as the No. 11 ranked Tigers improved to 3-0 in the Ivy League with a 16-5 victory over Yale on Saturday, April 9 on Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium.
Princeton outshot Yale 50-25. It marks the most shots the team has taken in a game since 40 on Temple in 2009.
Boston University 15, Lafayette 10
The Lafayette women’s lacrosse team led by an 8-5 score at the halftime break against Boston U. on Saturday afternoon at a snowy Fisher Stadium, but the Leopards surrendered 10 Terrier goals in the second half to drop a 15-10 contest.
The game was evenly played throughout, with the Leopards putting in a strong first-half performance that saw three goals off the stick of Kirsten Wilhelmsen (Strath Haven). Those tallies extended the junior’s streak to 13 straight games with at least three points.
Ohio State 16, Penn State 13
The No. 8 Penn State women’s lacrosse team was unable to overcome a 5-0 run midway through the game as No. 18 Ohio State won the Big Ten clash, 16-13, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Sophomore Katie O’Donnell (Henderson) scored four times, matching her career high. Madison Cyr tallied four points (2g, 2a) as well.
Tied 5-5 with 14 minutes to play in the first, Ohio State (11-1, 2-0 Big Ten) rattled off five straight goals spanning halftime for an insurmountable lead. Penn State (9-3, 1-1 Big Ten) made a second-half run, scoring four straight times to pull within two, but could get no closer in just the program’s sixth loss all-time to the Buckeyes in 25 meetings.
Madison Carter, the reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Week, scored her fifth hat trick of the season. Carter has scored in all 12 contests to start her collegiate career and now has 30 goals this season.
Steph Lazo scored two goals and added an assist for a three-point day. Jenna Mosketti joined Lazo to round out the quintet of Nittany Lions who scored goals on the afternoon. Freshman Kelly Daggett dished two assists.