First-half outburst gives Lady Rams a 23-10 road win over Post

Emily Ray
Emily Ray

WATERBURY, Conn. – The Philadelphia University women's lacrosse team scored the final 11 goals of the first half and used that momentum to knock off Post University, 23-10, in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) match Sunday afternoon.

Philadelphia was ahead 4-3 when attack Elizabeth Marrosu started the onslaught with an unassisted goal, one of two in the spurt, at the 17:31 mark. Attack Emily Ray netted four of her six goals in the run, which ended with the Lady Rams leading 15-3 at the half.

Midfielder Kalin Hodel recorded a hat-trick and midfielder Carli DiCioccio added both of her goals in the final 17:31 of the first half.

The Lady Ram (5-5, 4-2 CACC) defense was strong as well during final 17:31, holding Post (1-9, 0-7 CACC) to just four shots

Midfielder Caribeth Shappell had a six-point game for Philadelphia with three goals and three assists. Attacks Allison Brian and Nicole Lijana both scored twice, while attack Taylor Peltzer had one goal and dished out two assists.

Midfielder Morgan Kanavy scored six of the Eagles' 10 ten goals.

Philadelphia's Ellen Wright earned the victory in goal after stopping five shots in the opening half. Kristen Moran made two saves during the second half. Post's Michelle Chadwick recorded seven saves. Philadelphia outshot Post, 35-22, including a 24-11 gap in the first half.

Philadelphia heads to New Jersey for a CACC showdown against Georgian Court Thursday, April 5 at 4 p.m. The Lions won the first meeting on March 17, 17-16, on Ravenhill Field.