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Sunday’s college lacrosse roundup: Temple edges St. Joe’s, 12-11; CHC, Widener men win

Sunday, 3rd April 2011

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/3/11
From Press Releases

Sophomore Charlotte Swavola (Cheltenham) scored five goals and added two assists to lead the Temple lacrosse team to a come-from-behind, 12-11 win at cross-town rival Saint Joseph’s this afternoon.

The Owls now stand at 1-1 in Atlantic 10 play and 3-8 overall, while the Hawks are now 5-6 overall and also 1-1 in conference play.

The five-goal performance by Swavola marked the fourth game this season when she has scored at least three goals. Junior Stephanie Markunas (Ridley) notched her first hat trick of the year for Temple with three goals, and junior Tess Bishop was strong in goal with seven saves including six in the second half.

Despite out-shooting the Hawks 14-8 in the first half, the Owls found themselves knotted with Saint Joseph’s at every goal all the way up to a 7-7 score at halftime.

Saint Joseph’s came out firing in the first five minutes of the second half, scoring three unanswered goals to take a 10-7 lead. The Hawks still led by three at 11-8 a few minutes later, but their 11th goal would prove to be their last as Temple scored the game’s final four goals over the last 20 minutes.

Junior Missy Schweitzer (Owen J. Roberts) put the Owls’ ninth goal on the board, while Markunas and freshman Lea Britton (Council Rock North) scored back to back goals near the 14-minute mark to tie the score at 11-11.

Fittingly, it was Swavola who scored the game-winner for Temple with 11:02 remaining, and neither team scored the rest of the way.

Meghan McDevitt had four goals and two assists for the Hawks and Grace Dinn scored three goals. Jen Peters added two goals and an assist.

Penn 13, Columbia 6

Erin Brennan had five goals while Maddie Poplawski (Springfield-Delco) and Tory Bensen each had two goals for the Quakers in the Ivy League win.

UMass 17, La Salle 4

Nora McGurkin (Penn Charter) had a goal and an assist for the Explorers (4-7) in the A-10 loss.

Division III

Eastern 18, King’s 7

Christy Hild (Upper Darby) scored five goals to lead the Eagles (2-4, 2-2) to the MAC victory.


Division III
Wiener 24, Misericordia 5

Sophomore Josh Fox (Lower Merion) scored four of his season-high five goals in the second quarter to spark the Pride in their MAC rout.

Fox’s work helped the Pride open a 14-2 halftime lead courtesy of an 18-2 shots edge in the second quarter and 29-10 in the opening half. The defense also came to play by holding the Cougars off the scoreboard for 20 minutes, 38 seconds spanning the first and third quarters for Widener’s third straight win.

Junior Whitney Bruemmer (Council Rock South) scored four goals with freshman Robert Clemens (Sun Valley), sophomore Johnny Casey (Abington), senior JJ Hoeffler and sophomore Charlie Bytheway (Garnet Valley) getting two apiece for the Pride.

Division II

Chestnut Hill College 13, Wheeling Jesuit 6

CHC (5-3, 2-3) earned the ECC win as Mike Melnychenko had five goals and one assist, Shane Morlock had four goals and two assists, Mark Winkelspecht (Parkland) had two goals and three assists, Kevin Sonderchafer (Central Bucks South) had a goal and an assist and Alex Sabia (Roman Catholic) won 16 of 21 face-offs whle grabbing 10 groundballs.

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