WATERBURY, Conn. – Senior midfielder Liz Mower (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) tied her career high of seven goals as the Philadelphia University women's lacrosse team won its third straight match with a 19-4 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) triumph over Post on Saturday afternoon on LaMoy Field.
Philadelphia (5-4, 2-0 CACC) opened the contest by scoring the first five goals of the afternoon in 5:23.
Laura Dunne (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley)—who had three goals, two ground balls, and two draw controls—scored the match's first goal just 32 seconds in and was followed up by a Kathryn Avanzato (Lake Grove, N.Y./Sachem North) goal at the 27:45 mark. After a pair of Mower free position goals, Jaid Mark (Pottstown, Pa./Pottsgrove) recorded the first of her career-high four goals at 24:37.
With the Rams leading 7-2, Mower—who also had seven draw controls and one ground ball—converted another free-position shot and started a run of five straight goals to increase the advantage to 12-2. Mower had two goals during the surge, while Alyssa Matthews (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury), Mark and Dunne all scored during the surge.
Mark scored her third goal of the match 55 seconds before the half to put Philadelphia up 13-3.
Post scored the first goal of the second half, but the rest of the match belonged to Philadelphia as the Rams tallied the final six goals. Caroline Noebels (Hightstown, N.J./Hightstown) and Mower both scored twice, and Mark and Dunne added one each.
Katie Parent (Millville, N.J./Millville) contributed six ground balls and five caused turnovers, both match highs.
Toni Deren scored two goals for Post (0-9, 0-3 CACC), while Sam Rodriguez recorded one goal, one assist, three ground balls, and one caused turnover.
The Rams' Corrine Etter (Millville, N.J./Millville) picked up her fourth win of the season (4-1), stopping five shots. The Eagles' Rachel Lancaster posted 13 saves in the Post net.
Philadelphia returns home to face Holy Family in a CACC match on Tuesday, April 5 at 4:30 p.m.