Temple Defeats Bears, 13-10 in 2007 Home Opener

March 17, 2007

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, RI - Trailing 6-4 with 11:02 remaining in the first half, Temple (2-3) closed out the first frame with five straight goals to grab a 9-6 lead at the half en route to a 13-10 win over the Brown women's lacrosse team (1-4) on Saturday afternoon at the Erickson Athletic Complex. Brown was led by sophomore Jesse Nunn (Worton, MD), who scored a career-high four goals.

Brown wasted little time in opening the scoring as sophomore Kelly Robinson (Marlton, NJ) and Nunn both scored off assists from freshman Molly McCarthy (Scituate, MA) to grab a 2-0 lead just 3:15 in.

The owls answered with two goals of their own to tie the game at 2-2, but junior Mimi DeTolla (Stony Brook, NY) assisted back-to-back goals by junior Ali Holland (Garden City, NY) and Nunn as Brown took a 4-2 lead with 18:32 left in the half.

Again, Temple answered with two goals to knot the game, but two unassisted goals by freshman Meghan Markowski (Northport, NY) and Nunn regained Brown's two-goal lead, 6-4 with 11:02 left.

Temple called a time-out, came out of the huddle with new life and reeled off five straight goals to take a 9-6 lead at the half. Allison Frengs, who led all Temple scorers with four goals, netted three goals in a row during this time.

Brown cut into the Owls' lead when freshman Kara Kelly (Garden City, NY) converted a free position shot at 26:52 for her first career goal, but Temple responded to keep its three-goal lead. Sophomore Krystina DeLuca (Hillsborough, NJ) again brought the Bears to within two goals with another score on a free position attempt, but Temple scored back-to-back goals in a span of 2:44 to take its biggest lead of the day, 12-8, with 6:58 remaining.

McCarthy and Nunn scored at 6:42 and 4:14 to make it a 12-10 game, but Whitney Richards scored an unassisted goal with 2:43 left to put the game out of reach.

Junior Melissa King (Pepper Pike, OH) recorded seven saves for the Bears, who have a quick turnaround before hosting New Hampshire at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.