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.@TempleLacrosse downs @LaSalleLacrosse, 13-10

Thursday, 2nd March 2017

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/2/17
From Press Release

Nine different players scored for Temple lacrosse as the Owls improved to 5-1 this season with a 13-10 win at city rival La Salle (1-2) today. Both teams battled cold and windy conditions at McCarthy Stadium, and Temple bounced back from an early deficit to take the lead for good near the end of the first half.

Seniors Morgan Glassford (Strath Haven), Carly Demato (Shawnee-NJ) and Brenda McDermott (North Penn), along with sophomore Amber Lambeth (Souderton), all led the Owls with two goals apiece. Scoring one goal each were seniors Anna Frederick, Brooke Williams and Krissy Gallivan (Kennett) along with junior Kira Gensler (Spring-Ford) and freshman Olivia Thompson.

Allee Ilgenfritz led the Explorers with four goals and Brittany Edwards (Great Valley) scored twice.

Glassford finished as the total points leader for Temple, adding two assists to her two goals, while also leading all players with seven draw controls and five ground balls.

“The ability to come away with a win is something we don’t take for granted in any fashion,” said Temple head coach Bonnie Rosen. “Our games against La Salle are always competitive and feisty, and it’s about digging down deep and playing together and I think we saw that today…but very clearly we have to keep getting a lot better and we’re trying to learn how to do that in a faster time, but all in all, we’re thrilled to walk away with the win and the balanced scoring that we had.”

In the early going, Gallivan’s goal on a free-position opportunity was Temple’s only mark on the scoresheet in over eight minutes as the Explorers raced out to a 4-1 lead. With 21:29 left in the first half, Demato got the Owls going on a second free-position goal that started a 4-0 run in a five-minute span.

The final goal of the run, scored by Glassford on a Demato assist, gave Temple a 5-4 lead midway through the first half. The lead then changed hands one more time after a two-goal spurt for the Explorers, but Temple would take the lead back for good in the final minutes.

Lambeth made it a tie game, 6-6 with nine minutes left in the half, and a high-scoring game slowed at that point. Over six minutes of clock time passed before Temple made a final surge, starting with Thompson’s goal with just under three minutes left.

After La Salle controlled the ensuing draw, McDermott forced a turnover and picked up the ball to score just 26 seconds after Thompson’s goal and give the Owls an 8-6 lead. That looked to be the halftime tally but Temple wasn’t finished quite yet. As time expired in the opening period, Glassford nabbed a ground ball and fed a running McDermott in front of the cage who finished the play for a 9-6 advantage at the break.

The second half saw just eight total goals, four for each team, as both teams settled in defensively. Temple scored twice to open the period and take an 11-6 lead that gave the Owls enough cushion to hold off the Explorers the rest of the way. La Salle was within three goals with 13:41 remaining, but scored just one more and not until the final minute.

Temple freshman goalkeeper Maryn Lowell finished with six saves while playing the complete game to record the wi

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