Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/8/20
From Press Release
The host Temple women’s lacrosse team dominated George Washington 18-7 to win its season opener Saturday afternoon.
Recapping the Game
Temple took the lead early, scoring three goals in the first four minutes of the game.
The Colonials would chip away at the deficit, trading goals before the Owls scored four to go up 8-2.
At the half Temple led 10-5, but would quickly go up 15-6.
The Owls led 17-7 with two minutes left in the game after a goal from Olivia Thompson, but GW scored the final goal of the game with 11 seconds left on the clock.
Belle Mastropietro (Springfield-Delco)earned her first career start, the only freshman to start for the Owls. She snared eight draw controls.
Thompson led the team with four goals, while fellow senior Maddie Gebert (Owen J. Roberts) scored three. Bridget Whitaker (Springfield-Delco) scored twice, had two assists and three draw controls. Jen Rodzowich (Pennridge) had a goal and an assist.
Ten Owls scored against the Colonials, with four scoring at least two.
Freshmen Riley McGowan (Souderton) and Charessa Crosse each scored in their first game on Broad Street.
Temple outshot GW 35-27, putting 29 on goal.
All three keepers saw minutes, with Maryn Lowell, Olivia Martin, and Erin Beal recording a combined 14 saves
Villanova 16, William and Mary 12
The Wildcats opened with a (1-0) traveled to Virginia on Saturday and left with a 16-12 win over William & Mary (0-1). The Wildcats scored its most goals in a season opener since 2014.
Katie Comerford had four goals and three assists, Brittany Bruno had three goals and two assists and Julianne Puckette (Radnor) scored three goals for the Wildcats.
Wildcat goalkeeper Alexa Moro had a successful opening to her sophomore season. She made 8 saves, four each half.
Manhattan 12, La Salle 11, OT
Bridget Ruskey (Middle Township-NJ) had four goals and an assist and Emily Johnston (Ridley) added four goals while freshman Maddie McKee (Garnet Valley) scored twice in the final minutes to send the game into OT.
Penn State 12, Towson 9
Sophia Triandafils had four goals and freshman Olivia Dirks (Episcopal Academy) had four draw controls for the Nittany Lions.
Johns Hopkins 13, Drexel 11
Karson Harris had four goals and an assist, Colleen Grady scored twice and freshman Corinne Bednarik had a goal and an assist for the Dragons.
Bucknell 18, Sacred Heart 9
The Bison gave rookie coach Jackie Dando (Henderson) a win in her debut.
Laura Kinnee (Garnet Valley) had 5 saves in goal to earn the win.