Lacrosse Hosts Delaware on Saturday at 1:00 PM
Kara Stroup

Lacrosse Hosts Delaware on Saturday at 1:00 PM

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- After a week away in Colorado for Spring Break, Temple lacrosse has returned home and will play host to Delaware on Saturday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. Fans unable to attend can follow the action using the above links to a free live webstream and live stats.

The Owls are 2-4 overall to start the season, while the Delaware Blue Hens are 4-3 and coming off three straight wins.

Jaymie Tabor Ranks Second in the BIG EAST in Scoring
Senior Jaymie Tabor has been scoring at a rapid pace, and her 14 goals (2.80 goals per game) currently rank second among all players in the BIG EAST Conference. She scored six of those goals in the Owls' 10-8 win vs. Oregon, reaching the six-goal mark for the third time in her career. She has scored at least one goal in all five games she has played in after missing the season opener due to injury. She notched a hat trick at Cornell and recently scored twice in Temple's 12-9 loss at Denver.

Owls Play Six of Their Next Seven Games at Home
After playing three of their last four games on the road, the Owls now return home for six of their next seven. After Saturday's game vs. Delaware, Temple will be back in action at home next Wednesday against Hofstra at 3:00 p.m. After a game at UMBC on March 22, the Owls will begin BIG EAST play with four home games, starting with UConn on Saturday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Last week the Owls spent Spring Break in Colorado, training at altitude, bonding as a team and playing two games against tough teams. Temple lost 15-6 at Colorado, but played a much closer game at Denver. The Owls rallied late but lost 12-9 despite the first career hat trick for sophomore Nicole Tiernan. Senior Kelly Syphard scored twice at Colorado, while freshman Carly Demato scored a goal and recorded an assist.

Temple Begins First Season as an Associate Member of the BIG EAST Conference
As the Owls adjust to their new look on the field with 20 underclassmen, they will also be preparing to face a lineup of new opponents that include preseason BIG EAST favorite and #10 Georgetown. The rest of the BIG EAST slate includes fellow associate members UConn, Rutgers and Louisville along with Villanova, Cincinnati and Marquette. Both Rutgers and Louisville will leave after the 2014 season. "It's really exciting to be a part of a new conference," says head coach Bonnie Rosen. "We're going to come up against new styles. The fun part for us is that we're the unknown. Everyone else has played each other." Georgetown will serve as the host of the BIG EAST Championships, set for Thursday and Saturday, May 1 and 3.
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