The 14th ranked Owls’ field hockey team scored a huge victory over the Providence Friars (7-4,0-1) at Providence Saturday afternoon. The Owls (8-3,1-0) were down 3-0 at halftime with points from Steph Guglielmo, and Daniella Bernasconi, who tallied two goals. Temple only managed two shots on goal before intermission.
After the break, Temple couldn’t get anything going until they were ten minutes left and the Owls went on a tear. Amber Youtz and Katie Foran scored five minutes apart from each other to cut the deficit to one. Then with 5:38 left, Sarah Deck put the tying goal past Providence goalie Deidra Clymer. Neither team could manage another score (despite chances for both of them) in regulation so the game went to overtime with Providence reeling.
Seven minutes into the overtime period, the Owls had a fast-break with Amber Youtz charging hard down the field closely followed by freshman Mariyah Brown, who was on the opposite side of the field. Youtz saw Brown from across the field and passed the ball through the Friar defense giving Brown space to blast a one timer past Clymer and cap off Temples’ furious comeback win.
Coming off of their spectacular road victory against Providence, the 14th ranked Owls (8-4) had high hopes for their game as an underdog against 9th ranked Penn State (10-2) at Geasy Field Sunday afternoon. The Owls played well defensively, highlighted by goalie Lizzy Millen’s 12 saves, but unfortunately that was not enough to push the Owls above the Nittany Lions. The offense only had three shots on goal the entire game and that was their downfall. In four games against ranked teams this season, the Owls have been shut-out three times, and outscored 8-2.
Temple picks plays again on Friday versus Villanova at Geasy field.