By RYAN QUINN
With Sunday’s temperature at a relatively balmy 46 degrees, it felt like the spring season was truly beginning as the women’s lacrosse team took the field for the first time this year. Enjoying the unseasonably warm weather, the Red came out with a scorching first game, beating Temple, 17-9.
With the score tied at 3-3 halfway through the first half, the Red broke out with 11 unanswered goals to build an insurmountable lead over the visiting Owls. The offensive eruption was fueled by standout performances from all four of the top attackers on the team. Senior Rachel Moody led all scorers with five goals, and she said she was proud of her team’s performance on the field.
“We’re really optimistic to see how many people were able to get on the board,” Moody said. “As an offense in general, it was great to see that we put up 17 points in our first game.”
Among those other three attackers, junior co-captain Lindsay Toppe added four goals, freshman Catherine Ellis added four more and sophomore Emily Tripodi quarterbacked the offensive line with five assists.
Xiaoyue Guo/ Sun Staff PhotographerJunior co-captain Lindsay Toppe contributed four goals in the Red’s game against Temple.