In what was the last home game in their careers for ten seniors on Friday, they made it count as they ended their careers at Geasey Field with a victory.
Seniors Alyssa Delp and Erin VanHorn each tallied a goal and redshirt freshman Maris Stern added an empty net goal, as the Owls defeated the Hoyas by a score of 3-1.
Temple got on the board first in this game. At about 12 minutes into the game, Delp found the back of the net off of a penalty corner for her tenth goal of the season. Her original shot was blocked, but she was able to pick up the loose ball and get off a second shot that beat the goaltender.
That was the only goal scored by either team in the first half off the game as Temple generated five penalty corners to the Hoyas four.
Out of the break Georgetown came down and tied the game at 1-1 just over six minutes into the half as senior forward Sarah Butterfield took a pass from senior midfielder Emily Weinberg off of a penalty corner. She was able to beat Owls senior goaltender Haley Mitchell for the goal.
Mitchell, also playing in the final home game of her career, let up just that one goal and recorded three saves in the game.
The score stayed locked at 1-1 for the next 25 minutes of the game, even though Temple’s offense was in total control of possession and got off many good shots on net.
Then in the 66th minute of the game, senior forward Tricia Light threw a ball into the circle and VanHorn was able to get great position on her defender. VanHorn tipped the ball past Hoyas’ junior goaltender Rachel Skonecki to give Temple a 2-1 lead.
After that goal, Georgetown decided to pull their goaltender down one with three minutes to go in the game. But, Temple’s offense kept the pressure on and Stern was able to put home an empty net goal off of an assist from sophomore forward Hattie Kuhns, to seal a 3-1 victory for the Owls.
Temple’s offense racked up some good numbers in this game as they recorded 19 shots on goal and generated 12 penalty corners. Skonecki did all she could to keep the Hoyas in the game with 16 saves, but it wasn’t enough in the end.
Temple will now travel to take on Lafayette University on Sunday in what is their second to last regular season game of the year.
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