Hofstra Holds On to Beat Temple; Pride Now 6-3
from press release
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Junior attack Julia Riemer and freshman attack Becky Conto each posted three goals as the Hofstra Women's Lacrosse team raced out to a 7-2 lead en route to a 8-5 win over Temple on Thursday afternoon at James M. Shuart Stadium.
Sophomore attack Brittain Altomare added a goal and two assists for the Pride, which improved to 6-3 with its second straight victory.
Sophomore defender April Iannetta was all over the place for Hofstra as she contributed four ground balls, four draw controls, two caused turnovers and an assist. Junior defender Jamie D'Arco led Hofstra with three caused turnovers.
Sophomore goalie Kelsey Gregerson had nine saves, including seven in the second half, to lead the way for the Pride. Gregerson also had a game-high five ground balls.
With the victory, Hofstra has already eclipsed last year's win total of five.
Temple fell to 5-3 with the loss.
Hofstra led 6-2 at halftime as the Pride dominated nearly every facet of play in the first 30 minutes. The Pride held Temple to just five first half shots and forced the Owls into 12 turnovers before the break.
Riemer and Conto would tally Hofstra's first two goals of the game as the two teams alternated goals over the first 10-plus minutes and the score would be knotted at two with 19:34 left in the opening stanza following a goal from Temple's Rachel Schwaab.
The Pride would completely take the game over at that point as they went on a 5-0 scoring run, holding Temple scoreless for a stretch of nearly 36 minutes to lead 7-2 after a goal from Altomare with 18:18 left in regulation.
Riemer had two of Hofstra's goals during the 5-0 run, while Conto, senior midfielder Jill Maier and Altomare added the other three.
Temple would finally end their scoring drought with 13:40 showing on the clock as Stephany Parcell scored at the 13:40 and the Owls would add two more goals before Conto closed the scoring off an assist from freshman attack Emily Considine with 39 seconds remaining.
Schwaab led Temple with two goals, while Charlotte Swavola had four ground balls, two draw controls, a goal and a caused turnover for the Owls. Kelly Syphard had a team-high three caused turnovers for Temple.
Hofstra will have over a week off before its next contest as the Pride will travel to Ohio State on Saturday, March 30 for an 11 a.m. game.