Philadelphia, PA- The Philadelphia University women's lacrosse team (7-7, 7-2 CACC) fell 22-4 in a non-conference match-up to the #1 nationally-ranked Adelphi University Panthers (12-0) on Saturday afternoon. Junior midfielder Kathleen Maurer (Rochester, NY/ Our Lady of Mercy) led PhilaU with two goals. The Lady Rams recognized their three seniors in a brief Senior Day ceremony before the game- Amanda Harding, Sarah Davis and Kathryn Sheehan.
PhilaU was out-matched in the first half, getting outshot 33-7 as AU's Erica Devito scored all of her game-high five goals ( and eight points) in that stanza. The Panthers took a 9-0 lead before the Lady Rams got a goal from sophomore midfielder Michelle O'Hanlon (Springfield, PA/ Springfield) to break their silence.
PhilaU trailed 17-1 at the half.
The second half was a different story for the Lady Rams, as they held the Panthers to just 13 shots and notched three more goals- two from Maurer and one from senior attack Sarah Davis (Dublin, OH/ Dublin Scioto).
PhilaU junior goalie Katherine Sullivan (Mt. Laurel, NJ/ Lenape) made 16 saves for the Lady Rams, while AU keeper Caitlin Fitzpatrick had six saves.
The Lady Rams return to action on Monday (4/20) as they host Kutztown University at 4:30 p.m.