The Lady Owls (1-1) faced Big 5 rival La Salle Explorers (2-0) on home ground Wednesday afternoon. Face off was set for 3pm.
La Salle scored the first two points in a matter of 7 minutes by lead players Caitlyn Brostrand (3 points) and Claire Andrews (3 points). Temple did not let up.
In a matter of a minute, Temple’s lead scorer Jaymie Tabor (2 points) took her first shot against La Salle. Immediately after, Nicole Tienran of the Lady Owls charged from mid-field through the Explorers’ defense to tie up the game.
Brostrand then took 2 back-to-back shots to lead Temple by 2 points.
Temple raced the clock with just 3 minutes till the half, until Rachel Barile (assisted by Kirstie Connor) of the Owls scored with a minute left. The first half ended 4-3, La Salle.
After battling up and down the field, Temple’s Jaymie Tabor scored a goal 9 minutes into the second half. This was Temple’s last score of the game.
Claire Andrews scored 2 points for La Salle, and Erin McCabe finished the game with an extra point for La Salle at 7-4.
The Owls face Cornell Sunday at noon.