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The last champions

Twenty years ago, the women’s lacrosse team accomplished something that no Temple sport has since. They won a national championship. “As a Temple alum, it feels pretty special to be the last ones to have done it because there have been so many great teams,” said Gail Cummings-Danson, a member of the 1988 team and now the athletics director at Skidmore College.…

Efficient shooters aid squad’s performance

She shoots and she scores. It’s a familiar phrase these days for the women’s lacrosse team, which, through Sunday, is converting 50 percent of its shots — up from 36.1 percent a season ago — to lead the Atlantic Ten Conference.…

A rare homecoming

Home sweet home. Those are three words the men’s and women’s track and field teams haven’t heard in a long time. This Saturday, though, both squads will compete at the Penn Invitational on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus.…

Conference season begins with win

Different sport, same result. Temple continued its recent dominance over city rival Saint Joseph’s last Thursday, this time thanks to a 9-8 victory by the women’s lacrosse team in their Atlantic Ten Conference opener.…

Sports Rewind

Men’s Tennis The men’s tennis team lost 4-0 to Drexel Sunday at the Cheltenham Tennis Courts. The Dragons won two of three doubles matches. The Owls also dropped the numbers one, two and three singles matches, which automatically gave the win to Drexel.…

Seniors’ time to shine

Temple coach Dawn Staley started her four seniors in Saturday’s game against Massachusetts, knowing the group has combined to go 95-31 over their four years with the Owls. Point guard Ashley Morris, guard Candice Borrows, forward Nicole Pittman, and center Lady Comfort extended that record to 96 wins with a 64-46 victory over visiting Massachusetts (13-6, 5-9 Atlantic Ten Conference) Saturday at the Liacouras Center.…

Softball team knocks off ranked squad

Former men’s basketball coach John Chaney swore by the tough non-conference schedule. Apparently softball coach Casey Dickson does, too. Dickson scheduled the three-day Arizona State University Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.…

A little more crowded

With all due respect to Lewis Katz and his $10,000 sports attendance increase incentive, what the Board of Trustees member doesn’t realize is that his vision is already happening on Temple’s campus.…