Field Hockey Rolls Past Temple in Season Finale
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Lafayette field hockey team’s offense came alive in Sunday’s contest, using a four goal outburst to breeze past Temple by a final score of 4-1 to wrap-up the 2017 season.
The Leopards struck three times in the second half en-route to their 4-1 victory. Lafayette played with a mission offensively, outshooting the Owls, 20-11. The Maroon and White also held a large advantage in corners, tallying 12 to Temple’s four.
Audrey Sawers got things started for the Leopards in the 24th minute with her first collegiate goal. The Leopards sent a shot on target form outside the circle that rebounded off Temple’s goalkeeper. Sawers followed the play and collected the ball and calmly slotted it in the lower left corner to give the Leopards a 1-0 lead.
After the score stayed at 1-0 for the remainder of the half, Rosie Shanks added a goal four minutes into the second period. The Leopards maintained possession in the Owls end, and Caroline Turnbull hit shanks with a pass through traffic in front of the cage. Shanks fired it into the right corner to give Lafayette a 2-0 lead.
Temple got one back quickly following Shanks’ tally, as Lucy Reed was able to beat Sarah Park after corralling a rebound off of the Leopards’ keeper. Lafayette answered in the 46th minute, as Lisa van der Geest and Anna Steps combined once again on a corner chance. Steps redirected a van der Geest shot past the goalkeeper to push the Maroon and White’s lead to 3-1.
Theresa Delahanty definitively put the game out of reach in the 64th minute with her first tally of the year. Taking advantage of another corner opportunity. After corralling the ball off of the corner routine, Delahanty rushed into the circle and found pay-dirt with a laser into the cage to give the game its final score line of 4-1.