Oct. 11, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, PA. - The Providence College field hockey team fell to 17th-ranked Temple, 3-1, in BIG EAST Conference play on Friday, October 11 at Geasy Field in Philadelphia, Pa. Providence is now 1-5 this season vs. nationally-ranked teams and 5-7 overall.
Temple took a 2-0 lead within the first 15 minutes of play. Preseason All-BIG EAST selection Amber Youtz returned from a four-game absence due to injury and was credited with both goals. She notched her first goal at the 12:43 mark with a reverse-stick shot from just in front of the goalkeeper. The assist was awarded to Alyssa Delp. Youtz netted her second goal at 14:54, unassisted, as she collected a rebound and fired it into the back of the cage.
After a Friar timeout, Providence earned three-straight penalty corners. The third time was a charm, as sophomore Emma Mackie (Delta, British Columbia) notched her first goal of the season to get the Friars within a goal (2-1). The assist was credited to junior Kaleigh FitzPatrick (Dedham, Mass.).
The Owls maintained their 2-1 lead into halftime. Temple held a 16-12 advantage in shots during the first half, while Providence held a 8-5 edge in penalty corners.
In the second half, the Friars and Owls played scoreless hockey until Youtz notched her third goal of the game, off a rebound, with 3:00 remaining. Prior to Youtz's goal, the Friars had earned seven penalty corners, including a stretch of five-straight corners in a three-minute span, but could not squeeze the ball by Temple's goalkeeper.
Deidra Clymer (South Windsor, Conn.) made 10 saves for Providence in goal. Lizzy Millen picked up the victory for Temple with nine saves, including five in the second half.
For the game, Temple out-shot the Friars, 26-20. Providence held a 15-8 edge in penalty corners on the day. The Friars' 15 penalty corners mark a season-high for a single game. Their previous best was 13 vs. Georgetown on September 20.
Providence returns to action with back-to-back home games on Saturday, October 19 against BIG EAST foe Villanova (Noon) and Sunday, October 20 against Vermont at 1:00 p.m.
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