Owls Wing by Golden Eagles in Big East Play

MILWAUKEE Marquette fell 11-7 to Temple on Thursday afternoon at a sunny Valley Fields. The defeat drops Marquette to 5-9 on the season, including a mark of 1-4 in Big East Conference action.

Freshman Amanda Bochniak and sophomore Hayley Baas each scored a pair of goals for the Golden Eagles, while Claire Costanza, Anna Muzika and Devyn Antolini each added one goal in the loss. Sophomore goalie Sarah Priem posted nine saves in net and her counterpart Jaqi Kakalecik made five saves for Temple.

Points-leader Jaymie Tabor led the Owls (6-8, 3-2 Big East) with three goals and Nicole Tiernan posted two goals and an assist.

Tabor put Temple on the board first just over two minutes into the game and Kathryn Skahan gave the Owls a 2-0 lead with 20 minutes remaining in the opening half. TU was able to lead 7-3 at the half due in large part to its proficiency on the draw, where it corralled eight of 10 draw controls in the first frame.

Sophomore Maddie McTigue notched a game-high seven draw controls on the afternoon and Tabor and Kelly Syphard each had a pair. Marquette, which controlled just six draws, did not have one player with more than a single draw control.

The Golden Eagles posted the first two goals of the second half to cut their deficit to 7-5 with 25:30 remaining, but that was as close as they would get. Costanza's goal with 3:57 left pulled MU back to within a pair, 9-7, before Temple scored two goals in the last minute for the final differential.

The Golden Eagles return to action on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. when they host Villanova at Hart Park in Wauwatosa, Wis., as the first game of a doubleheader with the MU men.

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Temple jumped out to an early lead and never let Marquette tie the score, finishing with an 11-7 Big East road win against the Golden Eagles on Thursday afternoon. Senior Jaymie Tabor led the Owls (6-8, 3-2) with three goals for a hat trick, her sixth of the season, while sophomore Nicole Tiernan scored twice and added an assist for Temple.

The win is the second conference victory in a row for the Owls, who are now tied for third place in the Big East at 3-2. Marquette falls to 5-9 overall and 1-4 in conference play.

Temple had a strong afternoon off the draw, finishing with 13 draw controls to the Golden Eagles' six. Seven of the Owls' draws came from sophomore Maddie McTigue.

Tabor scored her first goal off an assist from Tiernan in the third minute of action, but it was nearly eight minutes before the score changed from the Owls' 1-0 lead.

Molly Seefried passed to Kathryn Skahan who gave Temple a 2-0 lead a the 20-minute mark, and after a single Marquette goal, Nicole Tiernan and twin sister Megan Tiernan scored back-to-back goals about a minute apart to give the Owls a 4-1 lead at 11:13.

The trend continued with one Golden Eagle goal followed by two goals for Temple. Redshirt freshman Brenda McDermott, who scored her first career goal in the Owls' win over Cincinnati this past weekend, scored the second goal of her career off an assist from Morgan Glassford. Glassford scored her own in the final two minutes of the second half on a free position attempt, and the Owls took a 7-3 lead into halftime.

Marquette got some momentum going early in the second half with two goals in the first four and a half minutes, but it wasn't long before the Owls got both back. Seefried and Rachel Schwaab pushed Temple's lead back to four, 9-5, with a pair of goals near the 20-minute mark and 17-minute mark of the half.

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