Providence scored three times in the shootout compared to Temple’s two and beat the Owls by a score of 1-0.
The shootout marked the Owls first shootout since 1992 when the shootout format was penalty strokes; now the players can run in with the ball for a one-on-one situation with the goalie.
The Owls defense is what kept this game scoreless for 100 minutes as the Providence offense racked up 10 shots on goal and 16 penalty corners, including nine in the second half and two in each overtime period. Owl’s senior goalie Haley Mitchell was impressive again as she saved all 10 shots she faced before the shootout.
The Owls best chance in this game came in the first overtime period when forward Maris Stern got off a great shot on goal, but Friars goalie Deidra Clymer came up with a big save to keep the game scoreless. After that opportunity, Mitchell came up with a big save of her own to keep the game scoreless. Mitchell also made another huge save in the second overtime
When the game went to the shootout, both goalies made saves in the first round. After the second round of the shootout Providence held a 1-0 lead. Owls junior midfielder Paige Gross then made her shot in the third round, but Providence also made there’s to hold a 2-1 lead after three rounds. The same sequence occurred in the fourth round as sophomore forward Hattie Kuhns scored for the Owls, but Providence also made their shot.
The shootout then went to the fifth round as the Owls needed senior forward Alyssa Delp to score to keep the game going, but she was unable to beat the goaltender and the game came to an end.