Archive: January, 2012
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's senior guard Katie Kuester scored a season-high 20 points with 17 coming in the first half and added a team-high five assists to lead the Hawks to a 72-51 win over Duquesne Saturday afternoon at Hagan Arena.
Duquesne (13-3, 5-2 A-10) jumped out to the game's first lead, opening a six-point gap early.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Saint Joseph's women's tennis team posted a strong effort in its Spring opening match at Navy on Saturday. The Hawks got a win from junior Casey Robinson at No. 1 singles, but eventually fell, 6-1, to Navy.
Opening with doubles competition, Robinson and freshman Aurora Davis picked up a victory at the top flight, downing Emani Decquir and Stefanie Ton, 8-3. The Midshipmen rebounded for wins at the second and third flights to earn the first point of the match.
PHILADELPHIA -During Thursday night's Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders' game at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia, the Temple Women's Gymnastics' squad was out in full force to help generate support for "Hockey Helping Kids", a program focused on raising awareness and money for children's organizations. "With this being the second year we participated with this program, it was a great honor to be down there to raise money for the Hockey Helping Kids event," head coach Aaron Murphy said.
"With this being the second year we participated with this program, it was a great honor to be down there to raise money for the Hockey Helping Kids event," head coach Aaron Murphy said.
PHILADELPHIA – CollegeFencing360.com released its first coaches' poll of the 2012 women's fencing season on Thursday. In the season's first of three polls, the Temple Owls are ranked No. 8 in the nation. [Full rankings listed below]
"As coaches, we're happy to see the recognition that the program is receiving," assistant coach Brad Baker said. "We feel honored to be one of nation's top-ranked teams."
PHILADELPHIA—It's back to action on the mats and apparatuses for the Temple men's gymnastics team, as the 2012 season gets underway on Saturday in Annapolis, Md. at the Navy Open.
Head coach and USA Gymnastics Hall of Famer Fred Turoff, now in his 36th season overseeing the Owls, is returning 17 of his 21 gymnasts from last season's impressive second place finish at the EIGL-ECAC Championships, finishing only behind host Illinois-Chicago.
PHILADELPHIA – The Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team gained momentum from the start of overtime and held off Fordham for a 57-46 win Wednesday evening at Hagan Arena. Outscoring the Rams 11-0 in the extra frame, the Hawks improved to 12-5 overall and 2-1 in the Atlantic 10 with the victory.
Leading 46-43 with less than a minute to go, Saint Joseph’s couldn’t close the door on Fordham, turning the ball over with 25 second to go. The Hawks’ defense harassed the Rams, but Cody Sims banked in a three-pointer from nearly 30 feet out to tie the game at 46-46 with a second to go and force overtime.
PHILADELPHIA – Behind a 19-4 run to close out the game, the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team capped its non-conference schedule with a 42-34 victory over Big 5 foe Penn Saturday afternoon at Hagan Arena. The victory gives the Hawks 10 non-conference wins for the second-straight year and improved their record to 11-5 overall and 1-1 in the Big 5.
Up 19-15 to start the second half, the Hawks saw their lead quickly slip away as the Quakers (7-6, 0-2 Big 5) used a 15-4 run to start. Saint Joseph’s, which shot a season-low 29.3 percent from the floor on the day, hit just 2-of-14 from the field to start the final stanza, including 0-of-4 from the foul line as Penn opened its biggest lead of the game.
PHILADELPHIA – An entire offseason and two intrasquad meets have passed, marking the official start to a new docket for Temple Women's Gymnastics. On Sunday, six-year head coach Aarron Murphy and his squad will head down to the nation's capital to open the 2012 campaign when they compete at the George Washington Invitational.
The Owls, who are coming off a 10-15 year with a fourth place finish in the ECAC and a third place finish in the opening round of the USAG Championships, have added seven freshmen to a roster that saw only three competitors depart due to graduation last season.
PHILADELPHIA – Saint Joseph’s tennis coach Ian Crookenden announced today that Kristina Eisenbrand (Moorpark, Calif./Thousand Oaks) has signed a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period to play for the Saint Joseph’s women’s tennis team beginning in the 2012-13 season.
Returning to high school competition after two years away, Eisenbrand posted a 36-0 record in singles matches and helped Thousand Oaks High School win the Marmonte League title this fall. Eisenbrand, who spent the previous two years training and studying in Barcelona, Spain, also won both the Marmonte League’s singles title and earned conference MVP honors and All-County distinction.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Temple women's tennis team has been selected to finish second in the 14-team Atlantic 10 women's tennis conference. After capturing its seventh title in the past eight seasons a year ago, Richmond has been selected to win its fourth-straight championship in 2012, according to a vote of the league's head coaches.
Temple, which finished third at the 2011 A-10 Championship, has been chosen to place second at this year's event. The Owls, guided by veteran head coach Steve Mauro, will rely heavily upon the services of sophomore Yana Mavrina, an All-Conference second-team pick from a year ago. Mavrina finished the 2011 campaign with a 17-10 singles record – primarily playing at the number-three position – that included a 12-7 record in dual action. Mavrina also paired with classmate Alicia Doms to boast a team-best 17 wins in doubles play.