EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – The Philadelphia University women's lacrosse team was suffered a 23-13 setback in its first road test of the 2012 season, a non-conference tilt at East Stroudsburg on Sunday.
Attack Taylor Peltzer led Philadelphia (2-5) with a game-high six points (five goals, one assist) and is six points away for 200 in her career.
Midfielder Caribeth Shappell recorded two goals and three assists, while midfielder Kalin Hodel netted three goals. Attack Emily Ray scored twice and defender Andrea Saracco had one goal and a game-high six ground balls.
Grace Gunkel (five goals, one assist), Sarah Studdlford (four goals, two assists), and Rachel Sihlanick (three goals, three assists) all had six points for the Warriors (3-4).
East Stroudsburg's Amanda Simms was the winning goalie after making one save in the first half. Katie Zolio had three saves in the second 30 minutes.
Philadelphia got off to a hot start scoring the first three goals on the game, two by Peltzer and one by Hodel, in the opening 9:45. East Stroudsburg fought back by outscoring the Lady Rams 9-3 over the next 18 minutes to take a 9-6 lead. Hodel cut the Philadelphia deficit to 9-7 by scoring with 1:12 left in the half.
In the first 60 seconds of the second half East Stroudsburg, with two Gunkel goals and one from Miller, extended the gap to 12-7. Ray and Peltzer scored back-to-back goals to pull the Lady Rams within 12-9 with 26:32 left. The Warriors secured the game with seven of the next eight goals, three coming from Gunkel.
Philadelphia travels to Kutztown for another non-conference road contest on Tuesday, March 27 at 4 p.m.