Field Hockey Falls To Temple In A-10 Semifinals, 4-0
Nov. 4, 2011
PHILADELPHIA - Bridget Settles scored twice to lead No. 3 seed Temple to a 4-0 victory over No. 2 seed UMass in the Atlantic 10 field hockey semifinals on Friday afternoon at Ellen Ryan Field on the campus of Saint Joseph's University. Senior All-American goalie Alesha Widdall made six saves as the Minutewomen conclude the season 7-11 overall with a 5-1 A-10 record that claimed them a share of the conference regular season title.
The Owls advance to Saturday's championship game where they will face top-seeded Richmond at 2 p.m. The Spiders defeated No. 4 seed La Salle 4-0 in Friday's first semifinal.
Amber Youtz gave the Owls the early lead just under nine minutes into the game when her shot was deflected high into the goal for her fourth of the season.
Settles made it 2-0 in the 25th minute when she scored her 19th goal of the season on a penalty stroke.
Just under eight minutes into the second half, Caryn Lambright made it 3-0 when she took a pass from Tori Cox and dribbled across the circle to score her fifth of the season.
Settles closed the scoring with 6:29 left when she scored off a rebound, her 20th of the season, making it 4-0.
Lizzy Millen made three saves in just over 65 minutes in goal for Temple, while Haley Mitchell made two stops in the final 4:55.
UMass held the shots edge in the second half 7-6 after Temple held a 9-2 advantage in the first half.
Widdall, the 2011 A-10 Defensive Player of the Year, finishes her collegiate career with 47 victories, 25 by way of shutout. The senior class of Widdall, Christine Cutry, Amanda Dietz, and Nikki Panciocco finish their careers with an overall record of 51-33 including a 21-4 mark in conference play and A-10 titles in 2008 and 2010.