Field Hockey Falls to Drexel University


In the second game of their three game road trip, the Owls were involved in another one goal game, but fell to Drexel University by a score of 3-2.

Temple was coming off of a 1-0 shootout loss to Providence and it was a great defensive effort that kept them in the game. On Sunday afternoon against the Dragons, it was Temple’s offense that had a strong showing, but just couldn’t put home the tying goal. 

Drexel got the scoring going early in this one as about two minutes into the game, Junior forward Idrienne Walker was able to tip home a shot off a penalty corner to give the Dragons a 1-0 lead.

Eight minutes after that goal, Temple was able to tie the game at one, as forward Sarah Keer got off a great shot off a pass from senior midfielder Sarah Deck.

That lead didn’t last too long for the Owls. About seven minutes later, Drexel broke free for a 2-on-1 opportunity and junior forward Alexandria Pickens was able to just beat Temple goalie Haley Mitchell off a pass from freshman midfielder Megan Wiest, to give Drexel a 2-1 lead.

As the teams came out for the second half, they play was even until 12 minutes into the half when sophomore forward Hattie Kuhns made a great pass to the front of the cage and the ball slipped by the goalie where senior forward Erin VanHorn was able to tap it into the net to the game at two.

The Owls offense then started pressing and earned back-to-back corners at the 14-minute mark and on the first one of those corners, senior forward Alyssa Delp got off a great shot, but Dragons freshman goalie Erin Gilchrist made a great kick save.

With eight minutes to go in the contest, Drexel generated just their second penalty corner of the game, but made it count as senior midfielder Mary Lynam found the back of the net for what ended up being the game-winning goal for the Dragons.

Temple generated seven shots on goal and five penalty corners and Drexel generated three shots on goal and two corners, but the key was they were able to take advantage of every one of those opportunities.


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