LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa. – It was quite a day for Philadelphia University women's lacrosse midfielder Caribeth Shappell as she reached the 100-career goal and 200-career point plateaus in the Lady Rams' 22-12 victory over Chestnut Hill in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) match Thursday afternoon.
Needing four goals to reach 100 and six points for 200, Shappell nailed both milestones with a four-goal, two-assist match for Philadelphia (7-8, 6-4 CACC). Her 100th career goal came on a free-position shot with 14:09 left in the contest. She is the third Lady Ram to reach 100 career goals this year—midfielder Kalin Hodel hit the century mark on March 15 and attack Emily Ray got there on April 14.
With 10:43 remaining, Shappell assisted on one of Ray's seven goals to earn point number 200, becoming the fifth Philadelphia women's lacrosse player to reach that milestone—joining attack Taylor Peltzer who was the fourth Lady Ram to reach 200 points on March 29.
Peltzer netted five goals in the win over the Griffins (2-11, 2-8 CACC). Hodel finished with three goals, two of them coming during a five-goal spurt in the first half that gave Philadelphia a 7-3 lead. Midfielders Nicole Lijana and Carli DiCioccio added a goal and an assist each.
Christin Squillante led Chestnut Hill with four goals, while Brianne Timony recorded a hat-trick
Ellen Wright earned the win in net after stopped nine shots. Jenn Delahanty was busy in the Griffin net making 10 stops. Jessica Pennell played the final 4:04 for Chestnut Hill and made one save.
Philadelphia has a five-day lay-off before it heads to Northeast Philadelphia to take on CACC foe Holy Family Wednesday, April 25 at 4 p.m.