Temple Defeats Bonnies in Conference Opener

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - St. Bonaventure (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic 10) pulled to within one after three early goals but scored just twice over the remainder of the game, and Temple (7-3, 1-0) netted goal streaks of 4-0 and 7-0 en route to a 16-4 win over the Bonnies at McGraw-Jennings Field on Friday.

The Owls capitalized early for a three-goal lead 4:48 into the game. Danielle Drabin found Lauren Michaels for the Bonnies first goal before connecting on a free position shot 52 seconds later to pull Bona within one, 3-2.

Drabin's goal and assist marked the only multi-point outing for SBU, as Temple responded with four unanswered goals to build a cushion and take control.

Marybeth Madia finished a pass from Emily Kane to make it 7-3 with 8:40 to go in the half, but the Owls ran off seven more goals over the rest of the period and into the second to put it out of reach.

Carly Cohen netted five goals and assisted twice to lead the Owls.

St. Bonaventure travels to La Salle on Sunday for another Atlantic 10 Conference game.

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OLEAN, N.Y. - Karly Cohen and Kellee Pace each notched hat tricks in leading Temple lacrosse to a dominating, 16-4 win in the Atlantic 10 opener at St. Bonaventure (2-3, 0-1) on Friday afternoon. The Owls (7-3, 1-0) will return home Sunday to face Duquesne at 1:00 p.m.

Cohen also assisted on two other scores for Temple, as did Charlotte Swavola. In total, eight players scored for the Owls including Jaymie Tabor, Stephany Parcell, Jackie Mercer, and Keelin Hood with two goals apiece.

The Owls recorded 34 shots to St. Bonaventure's 13, making goalkeeper Tess Bishop's five saves all the more impressive. Four of Temple's goals were scored on free position shots.

Temple took a 3-0 lead to start the game before the Bonnies came within 3-2, but by halftime the Owls had jumped out to a 10-3 lead. They added four more to start the second half, and St. Bonaventure was able to put up just one tally in the entire half. Swavola added one goal to her two assists, and Lea Britton also scored for Temple.

2012-03-30



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