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College women: Temple stuns No. 18 Princeton, 14-12, behind three hat tricks

Wednesday, 31st March 2010

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/31/10
From Press Releases

Stephanie Markunas (Ridley), Ann Stouffer and Charlotte Swavola (Cheltenham) each scored hat tricks today as the Temple women’s lacrosse team stunned 17th-ranked Princeton, 14-12, today in non-league women’s lacrosse.

Temple (4-5) had gone 0-11 against Princeton since 1998. The Owls trailed early on in today’s contest, but a string of six goals in the middle of the first half gave Temple a lead it would not relinquish.

Chelsea Rosiek (Wissahickon) also scored twice for the Owls. Princeton fell to 4-5.

Markunas scored her second goal of the day eight minutes into a high-scoring first half to tie the score at 3-3, but Princeton scored back-to-back goals to lead 5-3 with 17:43 remaining in the half.

The Temple run saw five different players score the six goals, with Stouffer tallying two of them. Missy Schweitzer (Owen J. Roberts), Stephany Parcell (Interboro) and Markunas all contributed scores as well. Princeton then out-scored Temple 3-2 in the final eight minutes of the half, including one goal with just two seconds remaining.

After the teams scored a combined 19 goals in the first half, the second half was a different story with only seven total goals. It was back and forth the entire way, with Princeton scoring first. Temple had an answer every time as the Owls kept at least a two-goal cushion throughout.

After Princeton had scored three goals to Temple’s two, Allison McWilliams (Avon Grove) came up big for the Owls. In one quick play, McWilliams caused a turnover behind the Princeton net, got the ground ball and then scored, giving Temple a 14-11 lead with six minutes remaining.

Lizzy Drumm, Princeton’s leading scorer this season who entered the game with 23 goals, scored only twice in the contest including the last goal with 1:17 remaining.

Temple goalkeeper Jess Colucci made an impressive season-high 12 saves including seven in the second half to hold off any comeback hopes for the Tigers.



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