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Women's Lacrosse Setback by Temple

Meg Ohlmacher caused two Temple turnovers on Saturday

March 3, 2012

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EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette women's lacrosse team dropped a 21-10 decision to unbeaten Temple on Saturday afternoon at Rappolt Field. Jessica Rothstein led the Leopards' offense with three goals and an assist.

With the loss, the Leopards fall to 3-2 on the 2012 season. The visiting Owls remain perfect at 5-0.

Rothstein's three goals were supplemented by two tallies by Laura Kleiber. Cammie Linville, Ana White, Addie Godfrey, Lindsay Yang and Katie Mischler each scored a goal to round out the Lafayette scoring. Rothstein, White, Victoria Maxon and Courtney Landolfe registered one assist apiece. White also had a game-best eight draw controls.

Defensively, Rachel Martin and Meg Ohlmacher each earned two of the Leopards' 10 caused turnovers, while Martin, Linville and Caitlin Mitchell all scooped up three groundballs to share the team lead.

Mimi Connell started in goal and made five saves. Alexa Biale and Meghan Curtin spelled Connell in goal and stopped one and three shots, respectively.

Temple recorded the first six goals of the match before White connected with Rothstein to put Lafayette on the board. The Leopards scored again 40 seconds later on a free-position shot by Linville, but the Owls scored the next three tallies to open up a 9-2 lead. Lafayette would rack up three of the next four goals (Rothstein, White, Godfrey), but a Temple score with just four seconds remaining in the half sent the Leopards into the intermission facing an 11-5 deficit.

The clubs were evenly matched for the first 12 minutes of the second period, trading goals to a 15-8 count. At that point, the Owls went on a 6-0 run to put the contest away. Yang and Mischler found the net in the closing minutes, but the Temple lead proved insurmountable in an eventual 21-10 decision.

Temple's Stephanie Markunas led all players with five goals and five assists. Tess Bishop stopped five shots to earn the win in goal.

The Leopards are back in action on Tuesday, March 6 at La Salle. The next home contest is slated for Saturday, March 10 when Duquesne visits College Hill for a 4 p.m. showdown.