Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/12/15
With a career-high six goals, junior midfielder Nicole Tiernan (Washington Township) led Temple lacrosse to an 11-10 win at Rutgers on Wednesday evening. The win puts the Owls at 7-1 for the season, and they are off to their best start in 18 years since the 1997 squad started at 8-1.
Tiernan, the reigning BIG EAST Midfielder of the Week, scored three goals in each half, including the game-winner with two and a half minutes left. Rachel Schwaab scored twice for Temple, while Nicole Barretta (Downingtown East), Morgan Glassford (Strath Haven) and Megan Tiernan (Washington Township) scored one goal apiece.
The Owls have now won four games by a single goal, and two others by two goals.
The Owls trailed by a goal at halftime, 6-5, before exploding for a 5-0 run in the second half. Temple led 10-6 with just under nine minutes remaining before the Scarlet Knights (1-6) launched a comeback, and tied the game at 10-10 near the five-minute mark. Tiernan scored the game-winner with 2:30 remaining, and the Owls’ defense held strong in the remaining time.
The first half was back-and-forth with ties at every goal, the fifth coming at 5-5 with 5:21 remaining. Rutgers was able to take a one-goal lead into the break after scoring with 50 seconds left to take a 6-5 advantage.
Tiernan scored twice in the opening two minutes of the second half, both on free position opportunities, to start the Owls off on what would become a 5-0 run. After the Scarlet Knights rattled off four in a row to tie the game, Temple held strong in the final minutes and regained composure in order to score the winning goal.
La Salle 19, Delaware State 4
The Explorers were on fire with 14 first half goals, en route to a win over Delaware State.
Katelyn Fay (Henderson) led the attack with a career-high-tying five goals and career-high-tying six points as she added one assist to her stat line. Erin McCabe recorded a hat trick with three goals and one assist, and Caitlyn Brostrand (Camden Catholic) added four points on two goal
James Madison 13, Penn State 12
Stephanie Finley (Sacred Heart Academy) had three goals to pace No. 15 JMU (6-1). Elena Romesburg (Central Bucks West) also scored for the Dukes.
Senior midfielder Tatum Coffey scored three times to pace the PSU offense. Katie O’Donnell (Henderson) added a goal, three draw controls, two caused turnovers and two groundballs for the Lions.
Leading 10-7 with 22:44 remaining in the game, Penn State (4-2) held its largest lead of the contest. James Madison (6-1) would score six of the next seven goals en route to the victory.
UMBC 17, Drexel 10
The Dragons fell at UMBC. Lacey Aghazarian scored three goals to lead a Drexel attack which had its most productive day in any of the team’s six road games. Emily Duffey (Lenape) and Joelle Hartke each added a pair of goals.
Dowling 19, Holy Family 4
Rosemont 10, Bryn Mawr 4
After falling behind 1-0 with less than two minutes played, Rosemont (1-0) responded with four straight goals and coasted to the win in its opener. The win was the first season-opening victory for the program since it defeated Cedar Crest, 16-9 in 2005. The win for the Ravens was the first over the Owls after four straight defeats, with Rosemont’s last win coming against Bryn Mawr in 2003.
Rookie Nicole Goodwin (Absegami) made an impressive debut today, leading the Ravens with five goals on seven shots, a ground ball and a caused turnover. Senior Kerry Hars tallied a couple of scores with two ground balls and two caused turnovers. Scoring solos for Rosemont were Ali Osorio, Powell Davis (Upper Merion) and Gina Ragona.
Alison Spain had a goal and an assist for Bryn Mawr (2-2).
Neumann 17, Elizabethtown 15
Jordan Hopkins (Sun Valley) and Rebecca Dolenti (Pottsgrove) each scored four goals leading the way for the Knights. Gabbey Murray (Garnet Valley), Amanda Fedak (Pope John Paul II) and Shae Risley (Ridley) each tallied two goals.
Alvernia 18, Eastern 12
Julie Sutton (Clearview Regional) and Angel Adams collected five goals apiece as Alvernia opened the 2015 season with a win over Eastern (1-5) in non-conference action.
Sophomore Ana Charlebois (Spring-Ford) netted a team-high five goals while freshman Julie Haggan contributed four goals for Eastern. Haggan had two assists and Charlebois had one as both finished with a six-point game. Jenn McKelvie scored twice and Stephanie Hogan scored once.
Drew 17, Penn State-Abington 2
King’s 18, Gwynedd-Mercy 10
Muhlenberg 19, Arcadia 13
Rochester 14, Swarthmore 10