After a 4-2 victory on Friday against Monmouth in which Temple was able to generate seven shots on goal and nine penalty corners, they were unable to get any offense going in this game against the Wildcats.
Northwestern put two goals in the net in the first half and another two in the second half while holding Temple to just four shots on goal in what ended up being a 4-0 win.
Northwestern’s offense got going early in this one as about eight minutes into the game as junior midfielder Isabel Flens muscled her way into the top of the circle and found the back of the net on a beautiful reverse hit to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead.
Northwestern increased their lead to 2-0 with just over 15 minutes left in the half as a beautiful stretch pass found the stick of Flens down the right sideline and created an odd man opportunity as Flens then made a pass to the front of the net where junior midfielder Ashley Bernardi made a diving tip to put the ball into the net.
Temple’s best opportunity of the half same off a corner where the initial shot just went wide of the net.
After halftime, Northwestern didn’t waste any time in increasing their lead to 3-0 as senior midfielder Carolin Troncelliti weaved her way through the Owls defense and put one home just 17 seconds into the half.
The Wildcats capped their scoring as sophomore midfielder Maggie Fitzgerald found the back of the net for her first goal of the season with just under three minutes left in the game.
Temple’s best opportunity came about a minute before Northwestern’s fourth goal as a shot off the stick of Maris Stern rang off the post.
Northwestern compiled 12 shots on goal compared to four for Temple and generated three penalty corners compared to just one for Temple.
Temple will look to get back on the winning track next Friday as they go on the road to take on #19 James Madison.
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