The Owls fought hard for over 91 minutes in Sunday’s matchup with #12 ranked Liberty University, but in the end Liberty came out on top.
Senior forward Ashlee Krulock found the back of the net off of an assist from senior midfielder Erin Dombach about six minutes into the second overtime to give the Flames a 3-2 win.
The Owls (3-8) got on the board first in this one as sophomore Maiyah Brown broke free for a breakaway and was able to beat the Flames goalie to put Temple up by a score of 1-0 with about seven minutes left in the first half.
That was the only goal scored in the half between the teams as Owls senior goalie Haley Mitchell recorded five saves in the half.
Liberty came out quickly in the second half as just five minutes in as senior forward Sarah Gipe put one home to tie the game at 1-1.
About halfway through the half, Liberty took their first lead of the game as freshman forward Pippa Best found the back to give them a 2-1 lead.
That lead didn’t last very long as about six minutes later junior midfielder Paige Gross found senior forward Tricia Light who was able to find the back of the net to tie the game at 2-2.
The score stayed lock at 2-2 for 30 minutes of game time as the game went to overtime then double overtime before the Flames were able to score the sudden death goal to win the game.
Liberty finished the game with 15 shots on goal compared to Temple’s seven and had nine penalty corners compared to Temple’s seven. Owl’s goalie Haley Mitchell did finished the game with 12 saves.
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