April 17, 2013

Rams pull away from Wilmington (Del.) for 14-7 win; Extend winning streak to seven

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia University women's lacrosse team pushed its winning streak to seven as it defeated visiting Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) foe Wilmington (Del.), 14-7, in the regular season home finale Wednesday afternoon on Ravenhill Field.

The Rams improve their overall record to 12-4, and remain perfect in CACC play with a 9-0 mark. At home, Philadelphia ends the season with an 8-1 record. The Wildcats are now 2-13 overall, 2-7 against the conference.

Freshman attack Liz Mower (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) pace the Rams with five goals, one assist, and two ground balls. Sophomore attack Allison Brian (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) and sophomore midfielder Lauren Hartman (Sewell, N.J./Our Lady of Mercy) both scored three times and dished out one assist.

Junior midfielder Libby Nichols (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) contributed two goals, one assist, four ground balls, three draw controls, and three caused turnovers. Freshman midfielder Christine Page (Levittown, N.Y./Macarthur) had a goal, four draw controls, and two ground balls.

The Wildcats got three goals and one assist from Liz Case. Rebekah McCurry found the back of the net twice and added four draw controls. Megan Keffer and Jaclyn Hall also scored for Wilmington.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kristen Moran (Walden, N.Y./Valley Central) made six saves for Philadelphia in the win. Kaitlyn Hall stopped eight shots in a losing effort.

After trading two goals each to open the match, the Rams took control of the contest as Mower scored a pair of unassisted goals to make the score 4-2. Brian extended the gap to three by finding the back of the net, with an assist from Mower, with 33 seconds left in the first half.

Case scored 1:51 into the second half to pull the Wildcats within 5-3. Philadelphia answered the goal with an 8-1 surge to widen the gap to 13-4. Hartman scored all three of her goals during the run, while Mower and Nichols added two goals a piece.

Philadelphia has one final contest before the CACC Tournament, a road match at Georgian Court on Sunday, April 21 at noon.

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