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Women’s D1 roundup: Temple, Penn, Lehigh claim wins

Wednesday, 6th March 2019

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/6/19
From Press Release

Juniors Maddie Gebert (Owen J. Roberts) and Olivia Thompson scored three goals apiece to lead Temple lacrosse to a 13-10 road win Tuesday at La Salle (1-4). The Owls (2-4) led 7-4 at halftime and by as many as six goals in the second half before a closing run by the Explorers got them within three.

Keys to the Game

In a close game overall, a pair of 3-0 runs for Temple helped the Owls get the cushion they needed to stay in the lead.
Temple had 22 shots on goal to La Salle’s 17, and an overall shots lead of 32-23.
The Owls also had 14 draw controls to the Explorers’ 11, and committed seven fewer turnovers.

Individual Highlights

The hat tricks for Gebert and Thompson were the second of the season for each of them. Thompson added an assist for a team-high four total points.
Sophomore Jen Rodzewich (Pennridge) had a big day with two goals, a team-leading six ground balls and a team-leading five caused turnovers.
Junior Meghan Hoffman also scored twice for the Owls and added an assist.
Junior Julia Ryan (Princeton, NJ) extended her scoring streak to four straight games with an early goal for the Owls.
Temple was led in draw controls by junior Kara Nakrasius (Garnet Valley) with five, and she also tallied three caused turnovers.

Annina Iacobucci (Villa Maria Academy) had three goals and two assists and Bridget Ruskey (Middle Township, NJ) two goals and one assists for La Salle.

Penn 12, Drexel 10

It was a slow start for the 8th-ranked Quakers, who overcame a 4-0 dificit by outlasting Drexel to improve to 5-0 (1-0 Ivy) on the year.

Laura Crawford, Zoe Belodeau and Gabby Rosenzweig each had two goals for the Quakers. Rosenzweig and Belodeau led the way with three assists each.

For the Dragons (2-3), Maggie Stetson (Conestoga) and Karson Harris each had rtwo goals.

Lehigh 13, Columbia 10

The Mountain Hawks jumped out to a 7-4 halftime lead, Columbia scored four of the first five second-half goals to pull even, but the hosts answered for a hard-fought win at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Seven Lehigh players posted multiple points, led by five (four goals, one assist) from junior Sondra Dickey (Conestoga) and four (three goals, one assist) from senior Kellie Gough. Defensively, Lehigh caused 16 of Columbia’s 19 turnovers on the afternoon.

Senior Mary Ellen Carron had two goals, classmate Courtney Henig (Notre Dame, NJ) recorded three assists and senior Olivia Kelly, sophomore Hannah Cermack and freshman Nora Giordano all tallied a goal and assist. Defensively, freshman Jenna Garden was stellar with three groundballs and four caused turnovers while junior Alexandra Ladda (3, Harriton), Kelly (2) and Dickey (2) each recorded multiple caused turnovers.


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