March 25, 2009

Drumm Leads Princeton Over Temple

from press release

PRINCETON, N.J.  – Sophomore Lizzy Drumm scored a career-high six goals and added an assist to lead the No. 7-ranked Princeton women’s lacrosse team to a 13-4 win over Temple on Wednesday, March 25 at Class of 1952 Stadium.

The Tigers had a 7-0 lead at halftime and finished the game with 40 shots. Eleven Tigers entered the game off the bench, and gave Princeton seven of its 21 points. Princeton also played all three goalies.

Drumm started Princeton off with a goal at 26:11 with help from senior Katie Cox and senior Anne Murray set Drumm up for the second goal at 20:07. Murray made it 3-0 at 19:54 when she scored on a free-position shot. Freshman Allison Behringer notched her first collegiate goal at 18:16 when she picked up a feed from senior Caroline Markowitz. Drumm added two more goals in a matter of 40 seconds for the 7-0 lead.

Temple’s best chance of getting one past goalie Erin Tochihara in the first half was at 10:23 when Chelsea Rosiek hit the post. Tochihara finished the first half making four saves, and was replaced by junior Kaitlyn Perrelle to start the second half.

Drumm began the second session with her sixth tally. Senior Holly McGarvie caused a turnover at midfield and ran down the field passing off to Drumm for the goal at 23:28.

Temple scored three unanswered in 2:22 to cut the lead to 8-3. Jacqueline Mercer got the Owls on the board at 21:46 with a free-position goal, Rosiek followed with an unassisted marker at 20:45, and Brittney Hoffman notched a free-position goal at 19:24.

Senior Marie McKenna ended the Owls’ offensive threat and sparked a five-goal Princeton run at 18:03 when she caused a turnover and ran to the goal for the score. Junior Kaitlin Donovan tallied her first goal of the year when she faked out the goalie and went for a low shot. Senior Kristin Schwab made it 11-3 at 14:57 when she picked up a Drumm pass from the right of the cage and tossed it into the back of the net.

McGarvie and freshman Cassie Pyle would each score in the final 10 minutes and Hoffman gave it one last effort for the Owls, scoring with 17 ticks left on the clock.

Murray finished the game with three points, while Cox and Markowitz had two points each. McGarvie led the team in ground balls with four, and she and Murray each had a team-best three caused turnovers. Freshman Lindsey deButts and senior Marine Graham had three draw controls apiece.

Perrelle had four saves and allowed three goals in 20:49 before freshman Jane Randall got her first chance between the pipes, playing the remaining 9:11.

Temple’s goalie Jessica Colucci made 19 saves, as Princeton outshot Temple, 40-15. The Tigers had a 28-14 edge in ground balls, and had 13 draw controls to Temple’s six.

Leading the Owls offensively was Hoffman with two goals and Rosiek with a goal and an assist each. Temple falls to 0-7 on the season.

Princeton improves to 6-1 overall and will face Cornell on Saturday, March 28 in the Ivy League season opener.

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