Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/22/23
From Press Release
The Temple women’s lacrosse team (3-1) earned its second straight road win on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Delaware (2-1), 9-7 at Delaware Stadium.
The Owls found the edge on a fourth-quarter rally, outscoring the Blue Hens 4-2 in the final 15 minutes of play to come away with the win.
Recapping the Game
Defender Katie Shallow (Cardinal O’Hara) kicked off the scoring efforts for the Owls off the first draw, securing the first goal of the game, which also served as her first career goal just nine seconds into play.
The Blue Hens answered back, netting back-to-back goals to take the 2-1 advantage with five minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Mackenzie Roth (Parkland) scored for the Owls with just two minutes remaining in the quarter after dodging the goal circle and slipping a shot past the stick of Mercy McCarthy for the equalizer.
The second quarter remained scoreless for six minutes until Amelia Wright capitalized off a free position to put the Owls back in front.
The Blue Hens hung around, tying the game at three by the end of the half before finding the opening goal of the second half for the 4-3 advantage.
Belle Mastropietro (Springfield-Delco) netted her first goal of the day to bring the Owls to four, but Delaware soon converted once more, advancing their lead to 5-4.
Camryn Zavacky (Southern Lehigh) found the stick of Maeve Tobin streaking through the 8-meter, sending a bounce shot into the back of the net for the Cherry and White’s fifth goal of the day.
Charessa Crosse opened the scoring in the fourth quarter with a free position conversion to put the Owls in the lead, but Delaware responded with two goals of their own to bring the game to 7-6.
Julie Schickling (Springfield-Delco) halted the Blue Hen momentum with a goal of her own, bringing the game back to a tie with less than five minutes remaining.
Amelia Wright dished a pass into the 8-meter, finding Crosse for the quick stick finish with four minutes remaining, putting Temple in the lead, which they never lost.
Mastropietro tallied one more for the Owls to advance the lead to two and finish the game 9-7.
Shallow also had four draws controls, three groundballs and a caused turnover.
Mastropietro tallied a career-high five caused turnovers in addition to her three ground balls and six draw controls.
Junior Mia Ciancio (Haverford High) scooped up a career-high four groundballs.
Danielle Livornese had three goals and three draw controls while Lizzie Yurchak (Hempfield) had two goals, an assist and one draw control for the Blue Hens,
“I am so proud of the grit this team showed today,” Temple Coach Bonnie Rosen (Harriton) said. “We played tough for four quarters and it paid off in the end. We are getting better every day and today was the next step in that progression. It was a great win.”
D3 – Widener 12, Arcadia 9
Katie Ward (Springfield-Delco) had four goals, one assist and five draw controls while Clark Trowbridge (Souderton) had three goals, an assist and seven draws for Widener in its opener.