PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Attack Emily Ray scored her 100th career goal with 27:15 remaining in regulation, but the Philadelphia University women's lacrosse team suffered a 22-16 setback to Holy Family in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) match Saturday afternoon on Ravenhill Field.
Ray, who needed two goals to reach the milestone, finished the contest with four for the Lady Rams (5-8, 4-4 CACC). Attack Taylor Peltzer had a game-high six goals.
Midfielder Caribeth Shappell recorded a five-point afternoon (three goals, two assists) along with four draw controls. Shappell is nine points away from becoming the fifth Lady Ram with 200 career points, and four shy of 100 career goals.
Holy Family (8-4, 7-1 CACC) got six goals from midfielder Brianna Lancetta. Midfielders Stephanie McNesby and Sam Cornely both turned in three goals and two assists. McNesby also added 10 draw controls. Attack Gina Mansi scored four times, while midfielder Katherine Podlinski had a hat-trick.
In goal, Philadelphia's Ellen Wright had nine saves, and Holy Family's Melissa Jenkins made seven stops.
Peltzer scored two of Philadelphia's first three goals to put the Lady Rams ahead 3-0 just under 2:30 into the game. Holy Family answered with five of the next six goals to take a 5-4 lead.
The Lady Rams stopped the run with goals by Shappell, Peltzer and attack Elizabeth Marrosu and regained a 7-5 advantage with 20:15 left in the half. Holy Family outscored Philadelphia 6-2 over the duration of the half to lead 11-9 at the break.
Holy Family came out strong in the second half and pushed the gap to 19-12 with 10:10. Peltzer brought the Lady Rams within five (19-14) with two unassisted tallies.
Philadelphia welcomes Wilmington (Del.) to Ravenhill Field for a CACC match Tuesday, April 17 at 4:30 p.m. Seniors Nicole Lijana, Kalin Hodel, Hannah Kuranz, Andrea Saracco, Peltzer and Shappell will be honored before the game.