PHILADELPHIA - In the last game of the non-conference slate, Temple lacrosse will host Bucknell at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 12. The Owls (6-1) are riding a four-game win streak, while the Bison (5-1) have won three in a row.
Temple is having "Youth Day" on Sunday, which will feature giveaways, a chance to shoot on goal, and an autograph session with the team after the game.
The Owls are coming off a 12-5 win vs. UMBC on March 4. They trailed by a goal early in the second half before closing the game on an 8-0 run. Senior Carly Demato
notched a hat trick with a team-leading three goals, while senior Brooke Williams
led the team in total points with a career-high four assists to go with one goal scored.
Sophomore Amber Lambeth
leads Temple with 14 goals this season, while senior Brenda McDermott
has recorded a team-best 15 assists to rank fifth in NCAA Division I. Demato, McDermott and senior Morgan Glassford
have scored 13 goals apiece, with senior Anna Frederick
close behind at 10 goals scored.
Glassford is the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Week for a second week in a row, while McDermott was named the BIG EAST Attacker of the Week earlier in the season. With 139 draws in her career, Glassford already ranks third all-time at Temple. She needs three more draw controls to tie for second on the all-time list, and 17 to tie for first. So far in 2017, Glassford ranks 19th in the nation with 5.43 draw controls per game.
Freshman goalkeeper Maryn Lowell
has played three complete games in a row and made a career-high 11 saves in helping the Owls defeat Lafayette, 18-12 on Feb. 25. Lowell is 4-0 in the cage so far this season.
Temple and Bucknell are meeting for the first time in program history on Sunday.
The Bison have experienced similar success to Temple so far this season, standing at 5-1 overall after six games. Bucknell is coming off a come-from-behind, 8-7 win vs. Manhattan on March 5 and has won three in a row. The Bison have had one opponent in common with the Owls, beating Monmouth 14-10 a week after Temple earned an 18-16 victory.
Senior midfielder Maddy Molinari leads Bucknell with 14 goals and 36 draw controls, while senior Annie Gilbertson has been a leader on defense with 18 caused turnovers and 14 ground balls.
Bucknell went 10-8 in 2016, falling in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament to Boston University, 18-8.