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Women’s lacrosse: Nicolai, Mastropietro help Temple move to 3-0 with 15-11 win over St. Joe’s

Saturday, 19th February 2022

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/19/22
From Temple Press Release

The Temple women’s lacrosse team (3-0) claimed its second straight win over a Big 5 rival today, defeating host Saint Joseph’s 15-11. An absolutely dominant early stretch for the Owls gave the squad a 6-0 lead and the Hawks never got closer than three the rest of the way.

Quinn Nicolai: 6G, 3GB

Recapping the Game
Belle Mastropietro (Springfield-Delco) was simply marvelous out of the gate. The AAC Preseason Midfielder of the Year scored four goals in the first 3:16 of the game to give Temple a 4-0 lead.
Graduate transfer Quinn Nicolai (Moorestown) scored two straight goals to give the Owls a 6-0 lead a force Saint Joseph’s timeout.
The two sides scored two goals each to end the first frame. Nicolai and Abaigael Ryan (Princeton High) found the back of the net, with Ryan scoring with only one second remaining to give Temple an 8-2 lead.
Lauren Zinkl scored to open the second quarter. The Hawks struck back before Julie Schickling (Springfield-Delco) fired a dart to make it 10-3.
Saint Joseph’s scored two straight to pull with 5 and put the score at 10-5 at the half.
Nicolai scored her 4th of the game sandwiched between a pair of Hawk goals.
Mastropietro and Nicolai both scored their 5th goal of the game to stretch the lead to 13-8 before Saint Joseph’s scored twice to shave the lead to 13-10 at the end of the third quarter.
Nicolai bagged her sixth and seventh goal of the game early in the fourth quarter to put the score at 15-10.
The Hawks added one more to put the final tally at 15-11.

Statistically Speaking
Nicolai scored seven goals and scooped three ground balls.
Mastropietro had another masterful game. The midfielder scored five goals in addition to controlling seven draws and passing for an assist.
Zinkl, Ryan, and Schickling all scored once for Temple. With Zinkl and Mackenzie Roth (Parkland) adding an assist.
Maddie Barber (Middle Township) tied for the game-high with three ground balls, while Katie Shallow (Cardinal O’Hara) and Mastropietro caused two turnovers each. Annie Carroll (Hill School) made six saves in goal.

Sophia Kolkka (Plymouth Whitemarsh) paced the Hawks (1-2) with three goals while Rilea Fusco, Emma O’Neill, and Bonnie Yu each scored a pair. Sydney Foster registered three points on a goal and two assists.

“This was a great next step in our season, Saint Joseph’s is a really fantastic program. They’re really well-coached and to come away with a win feels great. It’s always great to be able to represent Temple in a city battle, and we’re happy to come away with the win!” – Temple coach Bonnie Rosen

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