The Owls (3-7) found themselves down 4-1 with 25 minutes to go, they then scored two goals to cut the their deficit to one, but ended up losing the game 4-3.
American came out the gates quickly in this one as they got on the board just a minute and a half into the game as senior midfielder Jess Davis put one into a wide open net to give American a 1-0 lead.
Just seven minutes later American made it 2-0 as freshman forward Rafaela Rubas scored off an assist from sophomore defenseman Samantha McCormick.
It looked like Temple was going to be down 2-0 going into the half but, with no time left on the clock the Owls generated a penalty corner and senior forward Tricia Light was able to find the back of the net to cut Temple’s deficit to 2-1 going to halftime.
Just like in the first half, American came out fast again in the second half as just four minutes in, American extended their lead to 3-1 with a goal from senior forward Katie Lonsky who put one past Temple’s goalie on a breakaway.
With about 15 minutes left, the Owls cut the deficit to 4-2 as senior forward Alyssa Delp scored on a penalty stroke for the second straight game and for the third time this season.
Temple then cut it to a one goal game with just over two minutes left as sophomore forward Sarah Keer found the back of the net to make it 4-3.
The Owls pulled their goalie with about a minute and half left in the game, but just were unable to put home the tying goal.
For the game Temple was outshot 9-7 and generated seven penalty corners compared to American’s 12 corners.
Temple will open Big East play next Friday as they travel to take on #15 ranked Old Dominion.