Temple Defeats Bears, 13-10 in 2007 Home Opener
March 17, 2007
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.
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.