FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010
Second half dooms women’s lacrosse in 12-4 loss to Temple
It was a second half to forget for the JU women’s lacrosse team as the Dolphins were outscored 7-1 by Temple in a 12-4 loss on Friday afternoon at the Ashley Sports Complex.

The Dolphins (2-4, 1-0 NLC) drew within one goal at the start of the second half but the Owls (2-3) rattled off seven unanswered goals to finish the game.

Four Dolphins recorded goals on the day but the best performance for the home side came from freshman Hannah Collins in her first start in goal. Collins recorded a season-high 15 saves while allowing 12 goals.

The Owls were led by Chelsea Rossiek with three goals and an assist while Anne Stouffer and Charlotte Swavola each added two scores of their own. Goalie Jessica Colucci recorded eight saves while allowing four goals.

“This was a very frustrating game for us,” said JU head coach Mindy McCord. “We felt really good going into halftime but we just fell apart in the second half.”

Put into an early two-goal hole, the Dolphins scored their first goal in the 13th minute when freshman Megan Lusby assisted Amanda Hurley on a nice driving run.

Freshman Brie Kitchelt would be take part in the last two goals of the half for the Dolphins with a goal and an assist. Kitchelt scored on an unassisted goal before delivering a quick pass from behind the goal to freshman Megan Lusby whose quick-stick goal set the score at 5-3.

A quick second-half start for the Dolphins brought them to within one on freshman Jocelyn Jamison’s goal, assisted by freshman Abigial Warnken, but the Owls took control after that, scoring seven unanswered goals to close out the game.

Temple outshot JU 34-18 while the Dolphins turned the ball over 27 times in the contest. JU was unable to convert a free-position shot (0-1) while the Owls scored four goals from seven opportunities.

The Dolphins will look for a victory next Tuesday when they face Long Island at 4 p.m. at the Ashley Sports Complex.