Women's lacrosse falls to No. 8 Dowling, 16-5

Women's lacrosse falls to No. 8 Dowling, 16-5

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. – The Philadelphia University women's lacrosse team was defeated by eighth-ranked Dowling, 16-5, in a non-conference match played on Golden Lions Field Saturday afternoon.

Junior midfielder Libby Nichols (Baltimore, Md./McDonough) paced the Philadelphia (2-3) offense with a three-point game (two goals, one assist). Nichols scored the Rams' first goal on a free-position shot at the 23:11 mark of the first half. She added an unassisted tally with 17:21 left in the half.

Sophomore attack Allison Brian (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) added one goal in each half. Junior attack Emily Ray (Bedminster, N.J./Bernards) assisted on Brian's first goal with 18:36 remaining in the first half. Nichols picked up the helper on Brian's second-half goal which came with 23:15 left.

Junior midfielder Carli DiCioccio (Bordentown, N.J./Northern Burlington) added a free-position goal in the first half.

Dowling (4-0) got three goals and two assists each from Jackie Andersen and Samantha Stavish. Kelly DiFede, Kelly Cefalu, Allie Merrill, and Nicole Moran all had two goals and one assist.

Philadelphia's sophomore goalkeeper Kristen Moran (Walden, N.Y./Valley Central) made 14 shots in her first start of the season. Dowling's Tina Fey posted four saves. The Golden Lions outshot the Rams, 35-11.

Philadelphia returns to Ravenhill Field to host East Stroudsburg on Sunday, March 17 in a non-conference match at noon.