LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. —
Opening the last weekend of non-conference play on Friday, Temple could not overcome Siena's 10th minute goal, which was scored by the Saint's Brittany Pfaff. For the Owls, the setback was a glimpse of déjà vu. Just as it has done in several occasions this season, the Cherry & White put forth a relentless defensive effort, but once again, could not cash in on opportunities in the offensive zone.
Playing at a venue that has not been kind to Siena's non-conference opponents over the last six years, Temple certainly made the Saints fight for their 23rd win in their last 24 games against non-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference teams at Siena Field.
After a season-high 21 shots on Sunday against Hartford, the Owls outshot their opponent, having an 11-10 edge.
Right out of the chute, freshman Kaylee Harner
looked to get TU on the board first, but her test for Siena goalkeeper Taylor Booth was denied in the 2nd minute of the game.
Temple continued to pester Booth and the Saints defense, as senior Jourdan Brill
blasted three straight shots within a three-minute span.
Getting their first opportunity in the Owls' zone, Pfaff ran all the way down the right side of the field and pelted a shot right at freshman Shauni Kerkhoff
that was muffed and fell into the net.
Looking for a response, freshman Paula Jurewicz
had two strong shots, including one with less than two minutes remaining in the match, but Booth made saves on both to record the shutout for the Saints.
While Siena moved back to the .500 mark at 4-4-0 on the year, Temple drops to 2-6-2 before heading to Marist for Sunday's 4:00 p.m. affair with the Red Foxes, which will close out non-conference play.
With the 1-0 loss, the Owls have now played in seven games that have been decided by one goal or less.
Temple has been involved in eight straight games that have resulted in shutouts (2-5-1).