PHILADELPHIA - Due to another impending Nor'easter, Temple lacrosse has moved up its game vs. ECU and will play on Tuesday, March 6 at 3 p.m. (originally scheduled for Wednesday). The Owls (3-3) and the Pirates (1-6) are future league opponents, as both will play in the American Athletic Conference starting in 2018-19.
> Tuesday's game is the second of five straight home games for the Owls, who will play a total of 11 (of 17) games at Howarth Field in 2018.
> The Owls have had an up and down start to the season, winning two in a row before losing three of four. Two of those three losses were to teams ranked in the IWLCA Top 10 - #9 Princeton and #7 James Madison.
> Most recently, the Owls fell 19-7 to JMU in a postponed match that took place on Saturday, March 3. Six different players scored for Temple including two freshmen. It was one of those two, Bridget Whitaker
, who led the Owls with her first two career goals.
> Prior to the JMU loss, the Owls won 18-15 on the road at Lafayette on Feb. 25, thanks to hat tricks from five different players - the biggest number in at least the last 10 years.
> Freshman Jen Rodzewich
had a breakout game at Lafayette, scoring her first five career goals and adding her first two career assists to lead the Owls. Also notching hat tricks with three goals each were junior Amber Lambeth
, sophomores Maddie Gebert
and Olivia Thompson
, and freshman Jackie Cerchio
. It was the first hat trick for Cerchio, and the second straight for both Gebert and Thompson.
> For her efforts, Rodzewich was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Feb. 27.
> Head Coach Bonnie Rosen
recorded her 100th Temple win at Lafayette. Rosen is in her 12th season at the helm with a career record of 168-176 (22nd year) and a 100-95 record at Temple.
> Sophomore goalkeeper Maryn Lowell
tied her career high with 17 saves in the loss to Princeton. Lowell has 61 saves so far this season, the most of any player in NCAA Division I, with her 10.20 saves per game ranking 20th.
> First-year program ECU is 1-6 overall heading into the game at Temple.
> The Pirates picked up their first-ever victory vs. Gardner-Webb, 15-14 on Feb. 18.
> They have since lost four straight, including their most recent defeat at Lafayette on March 4 by a score of 11-9.
> Freshman Ally Stanton leads ECU with 13 goals, while six other players have scored between six and nine goals for the Pirates. Sophomore Emma Bowman is the lead leader in assists with six.
> Head coach Amanda Barnes is leading the team in its first-ever season after spending the last five years as an assistant coach at Duke.
> The 2018 season is ECU's first with women's lacrosse. Starting in 2019, Temple and ECU will also be conference opponents in The American.