Lax Downed 17-6 at East Stroudsburg

Caribeth Shappell
Caribeth Shappell

East Stroudsburg, PA- The Philadelphia University women’s lacrosse team (1-3, 1-0 CACC) suffered a 17-6 road loss on Saturday to the East Stroudsburg University Warriors (3-1, 0-1 PSAC).  PhilaU sophomore midfielder Caribeth Shappell (Lancaster, PA/ Cocalico) led her squad with three goals.

ESU led from the get-go, starting on a 5-0 run through the first 22 minutes of play.  PhilaU finally got on the board at 7:43 with the first of Shappell’s three points, adding another just two minutes later to make it 5-2. 

PhilaU senior midfielder Kathleen Maurer (Rochester, NY/ Our Lady of Mercy) would add her only goal of the game with 2:52 in the first period to trail 6-3 at halftime.

The Warriors outscored the Lady Rams 11-3 in the second half, as ESU’s Jamie Wesztergom exploded for three quick goals in the first 5:30 of the second stanza

PhilaU junior attacker Kelly Dallas (Cherry Hill, NJ/ Cherry Hill East), Shappell and freshman middie Rachel Balint (Robbinsville, NJ/ Robbinsville) would all score but it wouldn’t be enough as the visitors went down 17-6.

PhilaU senior goalie Kat Sullivan (Mt. Laurel, NJ/ Lenape) had 12 saves in 60 minutes, while ESU’s Amanda Simms and Katie Zollo split halves for the Warriors-totaling 13 stops.

The maroon and gray return to action on Tuesday (3/23) vs. Dominican College at Ravenhill Field at 4:00 p.m.