Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/12/22
From Press Release
Drexel rallied behind a seven-goal third quarter to roll over over visiting Wagner, 18-7, today in its season opener.
With the victory, Kim Hillier gets her first win as head coach of the Dragons.
The Dragons got goals from nine different players, led by Lucy Schneidereith and Colleen Grady who combined for seven goals and four assists.
Grady’s first assist of the day marked her 100th career assist, making her the first player in program history to record 100+ career goals and 100+ career assists.
Corinne Bednarik (Downingtown West) had two goals and two assists as well as four draw controls. Karson Harris had two goals, one assist, four groundballs, five draw controls and three caused turnovers.
Maura Cissel and Claire Jarema (Council Rock North) came up big on the defensive end, tallying three caused turnovers apiece.
Temple 16, Army 5
The Owls (1-0) defeated the Black Knights to open the season with a bang. Seven Owls found the back of the net while graduate transfer Annie Carroll saved a staggering 12 of 15 shots faced, good for a save percentage of 83%.
Recapping the Game
> The Owls struck first, with two goals in the first quarter from Quinn Nicolai (Moorestown) and Belle Mastropietro (Springfield-Delco) to end the first frame up 2-0.
> In the second quarter, Temple caught fire. The Owls scored four straight to pile on a 6-0 lead with 3:31 remaining. Nicolai scored two more alongside the triumphant return of attacker Riley McGowan (Souderton). McGowan scored two goals in her first action since March of 2020 after she missed all of last season.
> Army got on the board with a goal before the Cherry and White ripped off three more to take a 9-1 lead into halftime.
> Mastropietro scored again to open the second half. Army found the back of the net again before Julie Schickling (Springfield-Delco) became the sixth Owl to score, followed by another goal from Mastropietro.
> The Black Knights tallied their third of the game before Schickling struck back to give Temple a 13-3 lead moving into the final frame.
> The Owls continued to pour it on in the 4th. Temple scored three straight, with goals coming from Abaigeal Ryan, Mastropietro, and Roth.
> Army scored a pair in the final minute to make the final score Temple 16, Army 5.
> Mastropietro played a complete game, she led all scorers with four. The Preseason Midfielder of the Year also dished out an assist, scooped one ground ball, and controlled four draws.
> Roth helped lead the charge on offense. She scored two goals and passed for a game-high three assists.
> Nicolai shined in her first Temple game with a hat-trick and an assist. Lauren Zinkl scored twice, Schickling and McGowan both scored twice from the attacking spot.
William and Mary 14, Villanova 13
Goalie Elisa Palmer (Radnor) posted 16 saves for W&M while Paige Gilbert (Central Bucks West) and Sophia Chiodo Ortiz (Wissahickon) each scored once.
Addie Fischer had four goals for the Wildcats.
Maryland 20, St. Joseph’s 6
Torie Barretta (Downingtown East) had a groundball and a caused turnover lead help lead Maryland’ defense.
Emma O’Neill led St. Joe’s (0-1) with two goals.
Rutgers 16, Delaware 8
Cassidy Spilis (Seneca) collected three goals, four draw controls, two groundballs and two caused turnovers to kead Ruthgers in the opener for both teams.
Riley Gillin ( Academy of Notre Dame) had two goals and two assists for the Blue Hens.