Lacrosse ends exciting comeback to beat Cincinnati, 16-14

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4/11/2021 | 12.00

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CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Temple Lacrosse team (7-3, 3-2 AAC) overcame a five-goal deficit in the first half to beat the Cincinnati Bearcats (4-7, 0-5 AAC) 16-14 on Friday afternoon . Temple is unbeaten on the road this season and has set a perfect 4-0 record.

Recap the game

> The game started quietly with no points until almost six minutes had passed. Cincinnati scored two goals in quick succession after the opening drought.
> Bridget Whitaker supported Temple from Meghan Hoffman. The Bearcats scored the next three goals and took a 5-1 lead. 18:49 remained the first.
> The teams traded goals when the owls saw points from Juniors Gabrielle Kirsch and Abaigeal Ryan. Cincinnati extended their lead to five (8-3).
> Temple scored two goals to go into half-time and Kirsch and Whitaker both scored their second to reduce the lead to three.
> The owls came out in the second shot to end the game 8-8. Three different goal scorers found the back of the net in the first five minutes of the period. Mackenzie Roth assisted two goals while Hoffman assisted and scored once.
> The teams exchanged the next six goals. UC continued to take the lead by one before Temple finished the game again (11-11). This stretch was dominated by Whitaker and Hoffman, with Hoffman scoring twice and Whitaker adding a goal and assisting.
> The Owls eventually took their first lead of the game, 12-11, with 14:12 remaining. The Bearcats were able to tie it at noon before Temple rose again and never looked back.
> Temple scored four of the last six goals to give the Owls a 16-14 win.

Statistically speaking

> Whitaker and Hoffman brought charges against Temple. Hoffman scored three goals and went past for four assists. Whitaker set new career highs in goals (5) and points (7).
> Ryan smashed her career with a hat trick. Roth added two goals and two assists. Kirsch also scored twice. Julie Schickling scored a goal.
> Hoffman paced up and down with four templates. She continues on her way to set a new single season assist record. It is now in tenth place with 25 templates.
> Whitaker set a new season high with eight draw control wins and Temple won the draw control match 15-12. The owls had no fewer draw controls than their opponents this season.

Quotable

> “I was expecting a lot to learn as the game went on today and that is probably what I am most proud of for our team. We achieved a number of goals and had to figure out how to stay mentally tough and start our way dig into all the little possessions. “- Head Coach Bonnie Rosen

Next

> The owls play the second of their two-game series against Cincinnati on Sunday at 12 noon. The game is streamed on ESPN +.

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