Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/12/17
Seven different players scored for Temple lacrosse as the Owls (7-1) won their fifth straight game, 11-7 against Bucknell to close out the non-conference season. Temple never trailed against the Bison (5-2), getting a team-high six points from senior Brenda McDermott (North Penn) who added four assists to a pair of goals.
Also scoring two goals apiece for the Owls were senior Anna Frederick (Cape Henlopen), junior Nicole Barretta (Downingtown East) and sophomore Amber Lambeth (Souderton). Seniors Morgan Glassford (Strath Haven) and Carly Demato (Shawnee) along with junior Kira Gensler (Spring-Ford) all added one goal each.
The battle was largely a defensive one and sloppy at times, with a total of 42 turnovers between the two teams. Temple caused 10 of Bucknell’s 23 turnovers, led by Lambeth with three caused turnovers and senior Rachel Barile with two. Leading the Owls in ground balls was freshman Kara Nakrasius (Garnet Valley) with four, while Glassford and junior Nicole Latgis came up with three apiece. Freshman goalkeeper Maryn Lowell improved to 5-0 on the year, playing the complete game in the cage and making five saves.
Temple’s defense was even more key with the difference in draw controls, as Bucknell came up with 15 of them to the Owls’ five. The Bison came within two goals on three occasions in the second half, but Temple kept finding ways to limit Bucknell’s chances.
Colorado 16, Penn State 11
Junior Katie O’Donnell (West Chester Henderson) tied a career-high with six points on four goals and two assists, but No. 6 Penn State fell to No. 10 Colorado inside Holuba Hall.
The Buffaloes are 7-0.
Senior Cat Rainone (Marple Newtown) stopped eight shots, but falls to 6-1 with the loss. Senior Natalie Schmitt (Archbishop Carroll) collected a team-high four ground balls on the defensive side.
West Chester 17 Young Harris 5
Fr., Tara Morrissey (Bishop Shanahan) accumulated a new season and career-high with seven goals to go along with an assist to help No. 6 West Chester down host Young Harris.
Less than two minutes into the match, West Chester’s (3-0) senior Kristen Vath (Milford, N.J./Delaware Valley) setup Morrissey who found the back of the net to capture a 1-0 advantage.From that point on, the Golden Rams’ seized all momentum against Young Harris (4-5).
Senior Olivia Martin (Haverford High) provided West Chester with a hat-trick to raise her season total to six this season.
Meanwhile, senior Dina Cifelli (Robbinsville, N.J./Notre Dame) is on a quest for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) record for assists in a career.
Cifelli contributed four assists, putting her total to 175. That is only nine shy from tying the conference record held by Kayleigh Johnson. Earlier this week, she claimed the top spot in program history, surpassing Stephanie Kienle’s record of 170. She finished second on the team today behind Morrissey with five points.
Both Emily Schulze (North Penn) and Sami Barnett (Interboro) added a pair of goals in the win. Barnett also chipped in two assists for four points.