Owls Season Ends With a Loss to the Eagles 21 – 11
May 16, 2021 –
The season ended for the Temple Owls women’s lacrosse team as they were defeated 21 – 11 by the #4 seed Boston College Eagles in Newton, MA. Boston College moves on to the quarterfinal round. Their next game will in Newton.
Temple looked for the second win of the tournament. The victory over UMass was the first tournament win in 23 years. Another win would have been the first since 1988 when the Owls won the national championship. It was not to be as the Eagles offense was in high gear all game long. The 21 BC goals scored tied the program record for most goals in a single tournament game. Attacker Charlotte North set the school record for most goals in a single tournament game at 8. The Owls did not have an answer.
The pace of the game favored Boston College as they played fast. Temple could not slow it down, and did not make a serious run to get in contention. The Eagles won 20 of 32 draw controls. North was victorious on 12 draws. Courtney Taylor won 6 for Temple. She also picked up a ground ball set a single-season record on North Broad Street with 67.
The Eagles got off to a fast start taking a 9 – 2 at the 11:26 mark of the first half. The lead increased to 14 – 4 at halftime. The Owls got the last three goals of the game for the final margin.
In shots the advantage to BC was 37 – 27 and the edge in shots on goal was 31 – 17. Owls goal keeper Olivia Martin made 10 saves to set her career-best.
Lauren Zinkl led the Cherry and White scoring 3 goals. Belle Mastropietro, Meghan Hoffman, and Bridget Whitaker scored two goals. Hoffman handed out 2 assists.
The Eagles got a 7-point performance from Jenn Medjid on 4 goals and 3 assists. Caitlynn Mossman recorded a hat trick and added an assist.
Temple finishes the season with a 13 – 6 record, the most wins since 2017. Boston College moves on to the quarterfinal round for the fifth time in program history. The Eagles played in the last three national championship games, but have yet to win it. Winning the title is their overriding goal this year.
Written By: Glenn Papazian