After a disheartening defeat at the hands of No. 2 ranked Navy, the No. 12 Temple Owls welcomed crosstown rival No. 20 St. Joseph's Hawks (1- 2) to Geasey Field on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in North Philadelphia.
The first quarter was all Temple as they would outshoot the Hawks 11-5. The scoring began thanks to Bailey Haines (2g,2a) followed by St.Joseph's knotting up courtesy of Mike McGovern (1g). Temple was seizing the upper hand as Owen Winters (3g,1a) and Ryan Schmidt (3g,1a) lit the lamp 12:40 and 9:21 to push it to 3-1 Owls. Blaze Nizio (2a) took a big hit but dished off to Ian Scott (2g) to make it 3-2 with 8:01 left. It would stay that way until Chris Koch (2g) at 3:46 and Owen Winters (3g,1a) pushed it to 5-2 and we would take a break as the quarter would end.
The Temple onslaught would witness tallies from Nate Ominsky (1g), Ryan Schmidt (3g,1a) and Matt Barrella (1g) pushed the Owls in front, 8-2. Finally, Ian Scott would end the 22:26 scoreless string to close the half at 8-3, the Hawks trailing.
It took 1:20 for Owen Winters to increase it to 9-3. Joseph Pettinato (1g) countered. Koch and Tanner Haines (1g,2a) saw and raised the Hawks goal and we went to the final stanza with Temple in command, 11-4. Bailey Haines and Ryan Schmidt at 10:23 and 8:08 set the score to 13-4 and Tom Poulos (1g) ended the scoring at 13-5.
Dis and Dat: Shots in favor of Temple, 44-33. St.Joseph's netminder, Billy Kyle knocked aside 17 shots while Temple netminders Parker Ross stopped 7 in the first half and Robert McPeake kicked aside 6. Face-offs in favor of Temple, 13 of 21. The man up was less than stellar for St. Joe's as they went 0 for 10. Temple was 1 of 3.