February 17, 2012

Tabor Scores Six as Temple Pulls Away from Oregon

from press release

PHILADELPHIA - Sophomore Jaymie Tabor scored six goals including four of the Owls' final five tallies to lift Temple lacrosse to a 14-12 season-opening win against visiting Oregon on Friday afternoon. The high-offense affair featured seven ties before the Owls (1-0) finally pulled away from the Dukes (0-1) in the final few minutes.

Kelsey Zenuk, Stephanie Markunas and Jackie Mercer all scored two goals and recorded one assist for Temple, while Kelly Syphard and Kellee Pace rounded out the scoring with one goal apiece. Senior goalkeeper Tess Bishop had an impressive performance with nine saves for Temple.

Karly Cohen, Keelin Hood, Stephany Parcell, Macie Hauck and Missy Schweitzer all tallied assists for the Owls.

Four different players scored for the Owls as they jumped out to a 4-1 lead after initially trailing 1-0, but the Ducks answered right back. Shannon Propst, who would finish the game with three goals for Oregon, scored at the end of the first half and at the beginning of the second half to cap a 4-0 run that put her team in the lead, 5-4.

From that point, neither team led by more than a goal until the finall 12 minutes. The seventh and final tie of the contest came at 9-9 before Tabor scored twice within a minute, including the 10th goal that put Temple up for good, and the Owls then led 11-9.

The Ducks came within one on two more occasions, the second at 12-11 with 5:51 on the clock before Tabor once again tallied back-to-back scores. Her final goal put Temple ahead 14-11 with under two minutes left, and Oregon scored just once more the rest of the way.

Zenuk led all players with five ground balls, and Nina Falcone led the Owls with four draw controls.

Temple will play its next game on the road at Rutgers, which set for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

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