Phillylacrpsse.com, Posted 2/25/18
From Press Release
Five players recorded hat tricks in leading Temple lacrosse (3-2) to an 18-15 lead at Lafayette (0-3) on Sunday afternoon.
Freshman Jen Rodzewich (Pennridge) led the way, scoring her first five career goals while also adding two assists in a huge effort for the Owls. For head coach Bonnie Rosen, the win was the 100th of her Temple career.
Keys to the Game
> The Owls out-shot the Leopards 45-33, with a 30-23 advantage in shots on goal.
> Draw controls favored Temple 20-14, and the Owls cleared the ball on an impressive 14 of 15 tries.
> Temple led by seven at halftime, and by eight with 22 minutes left in the game.
> Over those last 22 minutes, the Leopards outscored the Owls 9-4, but came no closer than the final tally of three.
> Rodzewich exploded early, completing the hat trick in just over 10 minutes. She also notched one assist in each half for seven total points.
> The other four players with hat tricks scored three goals each – junior Amber Lambeth (Souderton), sophomores Maddie Gebert (Owen J. Roberts) and Olivia Thompson, and freshman Jackie Cerchio (Methacton).
> It was the first career hat trick for Cerchio, and the second straight for both Gebert and Thompson.
> Sophomore Kara Nakrasius (Garnet Valley) led the Owls with seven draw controls. Cerchio had a team-best four ground balls, and Rodzewich led Temple with three caused turnovers to go with three ground balls.
> In goal, sophomore Maryn Lowell played the complete game to record the win, making eight saves.
For Lafayette, freshman goalie Quinn Lacy posted her best performance of the season, relieving senior co-captain Anna Raymond between the pipes after the first 14 minutes. Lacy made a season-high 10 saves in her 45:41 of action.
Offensively, juniors Emma Novick and Jane Kirby provided the majority of the scoring with five and four goals, respectively, as well as an assist apiece. Classmate Hannah Davey and sophomore Bella Alampi netted two goals each, while freshman Anna Stein tallied four points on two goals and two assists. Stein, who sat out the Binghamton game with an injury, provided a weapon to the Leopard attack all day and is a player opponents will need to look out for later in the 2018 slate and beyond.
La Salle 18, Central Michigan 6
The Explorers (1-2) defeated Central Michigan (1-2) on a chilly, wet day at McCarthy Stadium.
The women played excellent in all facets, recording their highest goal total since April 21 of last year when they put up 21 on Duquesne, and allowing the least amount of goals since April 8, 2016 when they surrendered just four to St. Bonaventure.
The Explorer offense scored nine of the first ten goals of the game, causing the Chippewas to call multiple timeouts to try and regroup. Central Michigan made two goalie changes but had no answer for La Salle, who took a 11-3 lead into the half. Brittany Edwards turned it up on the second frame, scoring three goals. She finished with a team-high five scores on eight shots to go along with two assists.
Scoring was very spread out as eight different women scored at least once in the game. Freshman Bridget Ruskey (Middle Township-NJ), the team’s leading scorer entering the game, found the back of the net four times on six shots. Brittany Stevens scored La Salle’s last two goals of the game and finished with three. Emily Johnston (Ridley) scored twice while Rachel Ceplo (Delran-NJ), Mikki Raymond (Abington), Hope Smith (Radnor), and Annina Iacobucci (Villa Maria) each scored once. Johnston also had five draw controls and Ceplo had a team-high four caused turnovers.
Lynne Frankel, who drew the start in goal, made a season-high seven saves in the game, including multiple saves on free position shots.
Ashley Blanton finished with a team-high three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Allison Hunter recorded six draw controls.
As a whole, La Salle led in shots (28-16), shots on goal (22-13), ground balls (12-7), and draw controls (16-9) while also causing more turnovers (17-11).