No. 15 WomenĄŻs Lacrosse Remains Undefeated on Road, Tops Temple 9-6
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.; March 21, 2006 ¨C The No. 15 Penn State womenĄŻs lacrosse team snapped a three-game losing streak Tuesday afternoon, defeating Temple, 9-6, in Philadelphia. The victory avenges a 6-5 2005 upset loss to the Owls and lifts the Nittany LionsĄŻ season record to 4-3.
Seniors Shari Maslin (New City, N.Y.) and Lori Havrilla (Devon, Pa.) fueled the Penn State offense, scoring four and three goals, respectively.
Goalkeeper Cammie Jurkowsky (Annapolis, Md.) returned to the starting line-up and earned her fourth win of the season. The junior faced 24 Temple shots and tied a season-high by recording nine saves.
Penn State took the early lead, cracking the scoreboard at the 26:37 mark with a goal by Maslin. Havrilla then netted two goals over the next three minutes to boost the LionsĄŻ lead to 3-0.
The teams traded goals for the final 20 minutes of the period with Penn State holding a 5-3 lead at halftime. Havrilla and Maslin accounted for the LionsĄŻ two goals during that stretch with both scoring off free position shots.
Maslin started the scoring for Penn State in the second period as well, tallying her third goal of the game three minutes in. Freshman Kerry Shea (Baltimore, Md.) pushed the Lion lead to 7-3 with her tenth goal of the season with 20 minutes remaining.
Temple then struck back with three consecutive goals to pull within one of Penn State. However, Lindsay Dutch (Ellicott City, Md.) and Maslin clinched the win with goals over the final 12 minutes.
Penn State will continue its road swing on Fri., March 24 at the ALC/ACC Challenge where the Nittany Lions will first face host team No. 8 Maryland at 7:00 p.m. Two days later, the Lions will remain in College Park to take on No. 5 North Carolina in a game scheduled for 12:00 p.m.