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D1 roundup: Mastropietro (Springfield-Delco) leads Temple past Kennesaw St.; Lehigh clips La Salle

Wednesday, 2nd March 2022

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 3/2/22
From Press Releass

The No. 18 Temple lacrosse team (4-1) steamrolled host Kennesaw State Wednesday afternoon to move back into the win column. The Owls poured on the points, scoring 19 goals, the most Temple has scored in a game since the 2017 season.

Belle Mastropietro: 4G, 3A, 2GB, 14DC

Midfielder Belle Mastropietro (Springfield-Delco) notched her 100th career point early in the third quarter and had a brilliant all-around game with four goals, passed for three assists (new career-high), picked up two ground balls, and single-handedly matched Kennesaw State in draw controls with 14 (also a career-high). .

Recapping the Game

Temple got off to a slow start, with Quinn Nicolai (Moorestown, 3G, 1A, 2DC) scoring the opening Owls goal sandwiched between two Kennesaw State scores.
Mastropietro and Nicolai scored back-to-back goals to give Temple a 3-2 lead. The Owls would never trail again.
KSU tied it up before Camryn Zavacky (Southern Lehigh) and Lauren Zinkl scored the final two goals of the quarter to give Temple a 5-3 lead at the end of the first frame.
Kennesaw State controlled play early in the second, scoring two more goals to counter one from Mackenzie Roth (Parkland, 2G, 4A).
Temple scored three of the next four goals to take a 9-6 lead into halftime. Mastropietro assisted two and scored one.
The teams traded goals to start the third quarter, with Riley McGowan (Souderton, 4G) and Gabrielle Kirsch (Williamstown-NJ) finding the back of the net (11-8).
Nicolai scored once and Mastropietro twice to give Temple a six-goal lead. Kennesaw State countered with two goals of their own in the final minute of the 3rd to conclude the period 14-10.
Hannah Schrader (Washington Township-NJ) scored her first career goal to open the fourth, followed by another goal from Roth to stretch the lead (16-10).
KSU found the back of the net one final time before Temple ended the contest with a bang.
McGowan scored twice, alongside a goal from Maeve Tobin to put the final tally at Temple 19-11.

Lehigh 13, La Salle 5

Sophomore Hayley Hunt (Penn Charter) stopped all six shots sent her way in the first half and finished with a career-high 17 saves, as the Mountain Hawks used a 4-0 second-quarter lead to break a 3-3 tie, on the way to victory. The run extended to 9-1 in the second half, helping the Mountain Hawks improve to 1-2 on the young season.

Junior Gabby Schneider led the offense with seven points, the third straight season she’s tallied seven points against the Explorers. In the process, she also eclipsed 100 career points (currently 103), 50 career goals (currently 52) and 50 career assists (currently 51).

Sophomore Olivia Memeger (Strath Haven) added three goals and an assist, junior Katia Carnevale recorded two goals and two assists, while junior Emma Eberhardt had a goal and assist. Senior Nora Giordano scored twice as well.

As a team, the Mountain Hawks had 11 caused turnovers – led by two apiece from Carnevale and Hunt. Junior Cassie Marte (Spring-Ford) finished with a team-high four draw controls.

Lehigh outscored La Salle, 3-0 in the first quarter, with goals by Memeger, Giordano and Schneider. The Explorers responded with three goals in the first 2:37 of the second quarter to pull even, but just over a minute later, Memeger scored an unassisted goal to spark a 4-0 Mountain Hawks’ run. Two goals from Carnevale, and Giordano’s second, gave Lehigh a 7-3 halftime lead.

Emily Johnston (Ridley) led La Salle (2-3) with two goals.

Loyola 12, Penn 10

Katy Detwiler (Archbishop Carroll) had three caused turnovers and Emily Wills (Agnes Irwin) scored once for No 9 Loyola (3-0).

Alyson Feeley had fouyr goals for No. 24 Penn (1-2).

Binghamton 18, Lafayette 8

Clare Culligan scor4ed four goals and Olivia Cunningham (Episcopal Academy) had three goals and two assists for the Leopards (1-2).

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