04/16/2021 | 4 p.m.
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Temple Lacrosse Team (8-3, 4-2 AAC) completed a two-game sweep of the Cincinnati Bearcats (4-8, 0-6 AAC) with a 10-8 Sunday afternoon. With this victory, Temple has won four direct street fights. The owls stay perfectly away with a 5-0 record this season.
Recap the game
> Temple’s Bridget Whitaker immediately started where she left off on Friday. The senior scored the first goal of the game with a free positional shot, giving the owls a head start they would never give up.
> Six minutes later, Temple scored the second goal of the game. Attacker Meghan Hoffman found Jackie Cericho in the perfect position to find the back of the net.
> Cincinnati finally got into the game after almost 19 minutes without scoring. Temple countered with a Hoffman goal, supported by Gabrielle Kirsch.
> Hoffman’s goal was to start a 4-0 run at half-time. The owls had four different goalscorers during this stretch. Temple led 6-1 into half-time.
> The Bearcats came out of the half shot. Cincinnati scored two goals and reduced the lead to three.
> The owls were quick to react, and Lauren Zinkl, Mackenzie Roth and Whitaker found the back of the net to keep the lead at five (9-4) and 19:12.
> UC threatened to take a run for a few points, but Hoffman put every chance of comeback in bed with a vacant position target to stem the tide and extend the lead to 10-6.
> The Bearcats still had one run in the tank, but it was not too late against the Owls defense and the strong goalkeeping game of Senior Olivia Martin. Temple took the game 10-8.
> Whitaker had one of the best all-round performances of any Temple player this year. She scored her fourth hat trick in five games and passed for two assists. The midfielder also picked up three ground balls and made four turnovers for the game high. She also had the game high in draw controls at five.
> Hoffman has scored two goals and had three assists. She now has 28 a year and is the seventh all-time in assists in a season.
> Five other Temple players scored a goal.
> Freshman Katie Shallow had a coming out party for the Owls. The newcomer set new career highs at floor balls (six) and generated sales (four).
> “I think this was just a huge weekend. We knew how important these two games were, we knew Cincinnati was going to be a tough team to fight with, and we keep finding different ways of playing. I think everyone . ” is very excited that we took two wins this weekend. “- Head Coach Bonnie Rosen
> The owls will be back in action on Friday at 4pm, hosting ECU. The game is streamed on ESPN +.