University of Delaware Women's Lacrosse Falls Just Short in 11-9 Decision to Temple
March 17, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
PHILADELPHIA -– The University of Delaware women’s lacrosse team led by as many as three goals in the second half but fell just short in an 11-9 decision to Temple after the Owls rallied in the final minutes at Geasey Field Saturday afternoon.
The Blue Hens (2-7) had a seven-game win streak against the Owls that dated back to 2003 snapped.
Delaware sophomore Chelsea Fay led the way for the Hens with a career high-tying four goals to go with one assist, while freshman Caitlin McCartney, who returned for the Hens after sitting out the previous game with an injury, scored twice. Allison Hahn, Abbie Hartman, and Blair King also contributed one goal apiece.
The Owls (6-2) got hat tricks from both Charlotte Swavola and Karly Cohen as they came back from a 7-4 deficit early in the second half.
"It was good to see this team take the lead in the first half," said second-year Delaware head coach Kateri Linville. "We need to put two good halves together in order to solidify a win."
Delaware scored first with an unassisted goal by McCartney, but Temple answered with a pair of goals from Cohen to give the Owls a 2-1 lead with 19:44 to go.
The lead favored the Blue Hens less than five minutes later after Fay scored the first and last goals of a 4-0 Delaware run en route to her third hat trick of the season.
The Owls rallied with back-to-back goals from Stephany Parcell, but the Hens were able to hold on to a 5-4 halftime advantage.
The Hens quickly pushed the lead back to three within the first two minutes of the second half after goals by Fay and McCartney forged them ahead. However, the Owls again rallied with a 4-0 run to take an 8-7 lead with 17:25 left to play.
In an effort to fight back, the Hens scored the next two goals from Fay and Hahn to take the lead for the last time at 9-8 before Temple pulled ahead for good thanks to three unanswered goals.
The Owls made just one save on the day from goalkeeper Tess Bishop, while Delaware's Alex Zaugra saved six between the pipes and Tori Zorovich saved one in 11 minutes of action.
Each team had 15 turnovers on the day but the Owls held a 15-8 advantage in draw controls and scooped up just one more groundball than Delaware.
Delaware will look to get back on the winning track as the Hens make the trek to the University of Denver on March 28 for a 7 p.m. contest.Back To Women's Lacrosse Home Women's Lacrosse Story Archive