Ray, Mower lead Rams to 16-10 victory over East Stroudsburg

Ray, Mower lead Rams to 16-10 victory over East Stroudsburg

PHILADELPHIA – Junior attack Emily Ray (Bedminster, N.J./Bernards) and freshman attack Liz Mower (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) each recorded six points in the Philadelphia University women's lacrosse's team 16-10 win over visiting East Stroudsburg in a non-conference match Sunday on Ravenhill Field.

Ray recorded three goals, three assists, and two draw controls. Mower finished the match with two goals, a match-high four assists, a ground ball, a draw control, and a caused turnover.

Sophomore attack Elizabeth Marrosu (Flemington, N.J./Immaculata) scored a match-best four goals, including both of Philadelphia's (3-3) free-position goals, and a ground ball. Junior attack Libby Nichols (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) and sophomore attack Allison Brian (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) both recorded two goals and one assist.

Junior midfielder Carli DiCioccio (Bordentown, N.J./Northern Burlington) found the back of the net twice and added a match-high six ground balls.

For East Stroudsburg (0-2), Nicole Miller led the charge with a hat-trick. Sarah Studdiford contributed two goals and three draw controls.

The Rams jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the opening 10 minutes thanks to goals from Ray, Nichols, sophomore midfielder Lauren Hartman (Sewell, N.J./Our Lady of Mercy Academy), and Marrosu.

After Miller and Studdiford pulled the Warriors within 4-2, the Rams closed out the half with three goals over the final 13:11 to take a 7-2 halftime lead. DiCioccio had two of the three Philadelphia goals.

Brian opened a high-scoring second-half with her first goal of the day after just 2:19 had been played to extend the gap to 8-2. A Brandi Smith goal at the 19:27 mark capped a 4-1 East Stroudsburg spurt and brought the visitors with 9-6.

Philadelphia, led by three Marrosu tallies, scored the match's next four goals and grabbed a 13-6 advantage with 11:20 left.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kristen Moran (Walden, N.Y./Valley Central) posted four stops to earn her first win of the year. The Warriors' Amanda Simms made seven saves. Philadelphia owned a 29-16 shot advantage.

Philadelphia continues its three-match home-stand with a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference match against Chestnut Hill on Wednesday, March 20 at 4 p.m