The NCLL DII Indiana University of Pennsylvania (8-2) ventured to Temple University on a sunsplashed Saturday afternoon to take on the Temple Owls (7-4).
This was the Owls' first home game in three weeks, coming off of back-to-back road trips to New England followed by Pittsburgh/West Virginia. The Owls last 5 games featured 4 MCLA opponents. In those 4 out of league games Temple returned home with 2 wins, over Central Connecticut State (W 12-8) and West Virginia (17-13).
Saturday's return home for the Owls began with a goal from Tanner Haines (1g) off a feed from Owen Winters at 18:14 put Temple in front, 1-0. Soon after Ryan Schmidt (2g,1a) found rope behind IUP netminder Thomas Blakeslee to double the lead. Colin Kelly (2g,1a) closed the gap to but Temple notched two more, one from Winters (2g,2a) and Brandon Feeney (1g) were answered with just 0:04 to play, off a marker from Jeremy Scrafini (1g) and the first quarter ended with a 4-2 Owls edge.
Temple embarked on a six goal run fueled by Bailey Haines (3g,2a), Schmidt's second, and the goal of the day as FOGO, Timothy O'Hanlon (1g) won the draw clean, scooped up the ball and took it to the house.
Jesse Goode (1g) quickly followed by Ryan Magin (1g) and another from Haines put Temple in control, 10-2 with 8:14 left in the 2nd. Nate Ventilana (2g) and Zack Hirsch (1g) got the Hawks close at 10-4 at the half.
Colin Harms (1g,2a) and Haines pushed it to a 12-4 edge. IUP tried to get back off tallies from Brandon Dixson (1g) and Colin Kelly (2g,1a) and the end of the third was upon us with Temple soundly in front, 12-6.
Ventilana continued the IUP run to make it a five goal affair that Vincent Borelli (1g) on a nice end to end rush and Winters put an exclamation on...Final 14-7.
Dis and Dat: Temple employed two netminders, senior Jack Green faced 10 shots allowing 4 goals and freshman Timothy Davis surrendered 3 goals on 9 shots. Senior attackman Bailey Haines has now tied the Temple program record for career goals and looks to own the record when the Owls face Delaware Sunday afternoon. Shots on Goal favored Temple, 31-19 and loose balls also favored Temple, 34-26. The big story was the face offs. Temple went an incredible 24 of 25!!!